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International Travel

Guidelines for International Travel

General Travel Procedures for International Travel Approval (to begin Spring 2017)

In accordance with SFA International Travel Policy, official university business travel to any international country other than Canada or Mexico requires advance written approval from the president of the university. To be considered for approval, international travel must be directly related to the university's mission and must require a duty that cannot be performed without the travel.

All faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate student of the Perkins College of Education who anticipate any University funding for travel must follow the below requirements.


1. Submit the PCOE International Travel Approval Request form located HERE to your Academic Unit Head at least 30 days prior to departure

2. Review the information listed under the International Travel at

3. Your Academic Unit Head/Administrative Assistant will forward form with Unit Head approval to the Assistant to the Dean to gain Dean approval.

4. Once Dean has approved, Asst. to the Dean will forward the form to the Provost’s Office. 

5. Provost’s Office will return email approval to all parties once travel has been approved by President Pattillo.

6. Submit your travel authorization (TA) for approval at least three (3) weeks prior to departure.  Approvals include Travel Office, Academic Unit Head, Dean, ORSP (if applicable), Provost, and President (if applicable). Your Admin. Asst. may do this process for you.  Please seek guidance from them.