Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Development Guide
WCU Center For International Programs
International travel (outside of the contiguous United States: this includes Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico), must be approved in writing by both the Provost and the University President.
Please take note of the following:
Helpful Information to include on or with the international travel authorization - to speed up approval:
Detailed information on the purpose of the travel, i.e., is this an invited presentation? And what is the topic/format.
The same process should be followed upon return and when filing for reimbursement using the travel expense voucher form.
WCU employees are also required to complete the TCP (Technology Control Plan) Form prior to international travel.
During the past year, PASSHE and WCU developed procedures that will ensure that each of the System schools is in compliance with Federal government regulations regarding Embargoes and Export Control. The PASSHE-wide document will be available very soon. For now, our University Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), in collaboration with the Division of Information Services (IS), has developed a Technology Control Plan (“TCP”) that will ensure your international travel compliance with Export Control Laws. The rules require all travelers to ensure that sensitive digital research data is appropriately protected. To ensure that all prospective travelers are appropriately and adequately served, the IS Division will need at least a two week notice to review the software and data contained on the laptop (or any other technical device) being taken out of the country.
Travelers should contact the University Designated Officer (UDO) for IS - Mr. JT Singh. He may be reached at: E-Mail: Jsingh@wcupa.edu or Voice: 610) 436-1045
For additional information, please visit this OSR website.
Prior to travel, the TCP (Technology Control Plan) Form must be successfully completed. The form is available on the Sponsored Research website.