International Travel

All students traveling internationally must complete the Notre Dame International Travel Registry and be approved for international travel.

Students who are traveling to a country with a U.S. State Department Travel Warning should complete the travel registry as soon as you decide to travel.

  • University Policy dictates consultation with a Travel Review Board when considering Notre Dame sponsored travel to countries the US State Department cautions are  "Travel Warning". Thus, the review process for these applications takes much longer. 
  • In order to guarantee that your travel is approved in time to make all of your necessary arrangements for a CUSE grant, please fill out the travel registry as soon as possible by following the steps below. 

Students who are traveling to countries without State Department travel warnings should not fill out the travel registry until you have been awarded a grant. Please disregard any automated system emails that say otherwise. 

  • Once you have received your award letter, register your travel with Notre Dame International by following the steps below.

Travel Registration Process

There is a three step process to being approved for international travel. Please follow the steps below to fully complete your international travel registration at the appropriate time as outlined above:

Step One:

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Travel"
  3. Select "Travel Registry"
  4. Select "Register Your Travel"
  5. Complete the questionnaires regarding your international travel.
  6. NDI will either tentatively approve your travel or reply with questions. Respond appropriately.

Step Two:

Once your travel has been "tentatively approved" by NDI, you must complete/upload the following documents:

  1. A copy of your GeoBlue health insurance card or the purchase confirmation email (all students are required to purchase GeoBlue international health insurance to travel internationally). The group access code for short-term (less than a semester) Notre Dame projects is GQB-9847. Please make sure to include this expense on your budget or CUSE will not be able to cover the cost.
  2. Sign and complete all waivers
  3. Register for the STEP Program
  4. Upload a copy of your passport.
  5. Complete the Online Safety Orientation outlined below

Step Three:

Complete the Online Safety Orientation (you can complete this at any point - you don't need to wait for approval above)

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Travel"
  3. Select "Travel Registry"
  4. Select "Register Your Travel"
  5. Select "Student Safety Summit: Confirm Attendance"
  6. Select "Student Safety Summit: Attendance Confirmation" - we know you did not attend a physical session. This will give you access to the online content.
  7. Click "Register Here"
  8. Select the Term of Travel
  9. Select "Apply"
  10. Select "Student Safety Summit Attendance Confirmation" under the Questionnaires link
  11. Fill out the questionnaire and click "Submit". Be sure to select CUSE under #4.
  12. View, Read, and Mark as Read the 10 learning modules in the system.

Only after you have completed all of the above will you be considered "approved" for international travel. This entire process must be completed within 7 days of receiving your award letter.

If you are travelng to a country where you expect it will be difficult to obtain receipts, pleaser consider purcashing a receipt book (see example) to track your expenses. CUSE will not be able to reimburse your expenses if you return with no documentation. Please contact the CUSE Administrative Coordinator if you have questions.


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