Your safety and security during your time abroad is important to us.
The International Travel Registry is a free online registration system that provides Washington State University with a secure means of documenting the international travel plans for its students who are abroad during WSU-related, not-for-credit activities.
All WSU departments are responsible for ensuring students document their travel plans through the International Travel Registry.
Please Note: This registry is only for students. The benefits of international travel registration also are available to WSU employees through Risk Management Services.
You are required to register if you are a student taking part in a WSU sponsored, affiliated or promoted international travel activity that is not-for-academic credit, whether the travel is as an individual or part of a group.
Examples of international activities that require registration include:
- Conducting academic research in a foreign country
- Attending an international conference
- Traveling with a registered student organization (RSO) or student government
- Traveling with a WSU athletic team, sport club, or other WSU affiliated sport team
Graduate students taking part in a paid assistantship or time-slip appointments may register their travel with WSU Risk Management.
If you are studying abroad and earning academic credit, please contact Global Learning about applying through WSU.
Prior to beginning your registry, you will need the following items.
- A copy of your passport (a digital scan is best)
- Your itinerary, including where you will be staying, personal in-country contact information and exact dates of your travel
- Contact information for the agency or person(s) you are connecting with abroad
- Two emergency contacts
Please, plan to complete your registry as soon as you have your international plans in place, with at least two weeks before your travel begins encouraged. Please register your travel even if it is less than two weeks away.
- Enrollment in the U.S. Department of State’s Safe Travel Enrollment Program (STEP)
- Receive international travel alerts and emergency assistance abroad
- WSU documentation of your international travel
- Access to WSU International Travel and Health Insurance
All students registering with the International Travel Registry will be automatically enrolled in comprehensive WSU International Travel and Health Insurance. Insurance cost is billed through myWSU. The amount billed for this coverage is based on the length of your experience abroad with a minimum charge of 14 days.
WSU faculty and staff traveling with students will be enrolled in the same insurance as their students.
WSU provides emergency medical and emergency situation travel insurance to all faculty, staff, graduate student employees and registered volunteers on work-related travel abroad.
More information on WSU’s comprehensive International Travel and Health Insurance Policy can be found at Searchlight Portal. Enter the following Group ID number: 100004CPPD16 to access the policy.
WSU employees and official volunteers may register their travel and receive information about international travel insurance from WSU Risk Management and Insurance Services. It is also recommended that individuals register their travel with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website and enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).