High risk destinations will require a thorough review and approval by the USF World Global Risk Assessment Committee (GRAC).  A high risk destination is any country for which the U.S Department of State has issued the travel advisory level 3 and 4.  Check the travel advisory levels here. High risk applications must be received a minimum of 90 days prior to Travel Application due date.

College's international programs office.


  • Individual Travelers- if you are traveling on any individual experience, regardless if it is credit-bearing or non-credit bearing, you are required to receive written approval for travel by completing the USF Health- Individual Travel Approval Form.

  • Group Travelers- if you are traveling with a study abroad or group program (including student organizations) your faculty/program leader will provide a final list of all approved student participants to the college’s International programs office.

Individual Travel Registration Deadline
-  Independent Travel Approval Form
-  Online Travel Registration Application
30 days prior to departure date

  • Individual Travelers – complete the student Independent Traveler- USF Health application available via the USF Health Portal.   

  • Group Travelers- contact your faculty/program leader to receive your unique, online group program registration link. Currently distributed links are also listed under group programs on the USF Health Portal.

  • Students will be emailed a link to join the online CANVAS orientation course within 5 business days of initiating an online travel registration application.

  • If you are the student leader of a group program (student organization) you will be required to complete the student program leader orientation requirements in lieu of the CANVAS orientation (details here).   

Pre-departure Orientation Deadline
-  Online canvas Pre-departure orientation 30 days prior to departure date

Students are required to review the following travel, pre-departure information:

  • Enrollment for the university’s medical and evacuation insurance does not provide coverage outside of the dates of the university-related travel program. Those who plan to travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must independently ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S. and travel at their own risk. The university’s insurance provider (UHCG) offers students and their dependents, travelling on their own time, before or after program dates, to purchase travel medical and evacuation coverage, by calling the enrollment center 1.800.732.5309 and reference the USF ID #: 902627370. The daily rate is $1.60 for Students, $2.55 for Employees, and $2.69 for Dependents (Dependents can only extend when they are being accompanied by a Student/Employee). Review the UCHG- USF Policy and FAQ.

  • The university’s medical & evacuation insurance does not include trip cancellation coverage or travel insurance (theft, costs due to delays in travel time, etc.), or pre-existing conditions. If you are concerned about travel insurance coverage, you are advised to seek travel insurance coverage through your own carrier. 

It is strongly recommended that travelers follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s travel guidelines regarding prophylaxis and vaccinations for their travel destination(s). Visit the CDC's website for country specific travel health information. We also recommend that you make an appointment with Student Health Services to discuss the health conditions and how you can best prepare for them. Contact Student Health Services Travel Clinic for an appointment.

  • Stop by USF Health International office to pick up printed copy

  • Note the USF emergency phone number as well as those of your in-country and home emergency contacts in your cell phone which you will have in use while abroad