The health and safety of its students, faculty and staff are primary concerns at Wake Forest University. For this reason, the university requires all individuals traveling internationally on Wake Forest funds to submit a set of forms and information to the Center for International Studies. This includes individuals traveling to international conferences, international research trips, international trips funded through grants, etc., who study or work on Reynolda Campus. All required forms and information must be submitted to the Center for International Studies (CIS) at least one month before individual travel begins. Wake Forest will not disburse funds for international travel until the required forms and information have been submitted to the Center for International Studies and necessary signatures have been received.
WFU prohibits travel to countries where the U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning unless prior approval has been obtained from the CIS. A current list of travel warnings is available at http://www.travel.state.gov/. Faculty, staff and students may submit a request to travel to a country with a travel warning, but should be aware that such requests require additional time for review and that approval of such requests is never automatic.
If you are a faculty member, staff, or a student traveling abroad and are NOT part of a group, please click here for the INDIVIDUAL forms.
If you are a faculty or staff member and are leading a GROUP of student participants abroad FOR CREDIT, please click here for more information.
If you are a faculty or staff member and are leading a GROUP of student participants abroad NOT FOR CREDIT, please click here for more information.
If you are a faculty or staff member and are leading a group of faculty or staff members abroad, please click here for more information.
If you are a spouse, partner, or child (or any other person accompanying a WFU faculty member, staff, or student), please click here for an Assumption of Risk and Release you must submit.
Mandatory International Insurance
Any faculty member, staff, or student traveling internationally for Wake Forest University is required to purchase international insurance. Travel includes studying or teaching abroad; international research, conferences, or site visits; and any other international travel that directly pertains to Wake Forest University and/or which is funded by Wake Forest University.
Please complete the following form and submit it to the Center for International Studies, 116 Reynolda Hall:
International Student Identity Card and International Teacher Identity Card
The International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) and International Teacher Identity Cards (ITIC) can be purchased through the Center for International Studies. The ISIC and ITIC are alternative options for the mandatory insurance requirement. If you have purchased the iNext card you do not need to purchase the ISIC or ITIC. Please complete the following form and submit all materials to the CIS:
All faculty members, staff, and students traveling abroad are required to attend a security briefing conducted by the WFU Police Department. Please visit http://www.wfu.edu/police/safety.php for more information. (NOTE: Study abroad students will receive the security briefing at the mandatory pre-departure orientation.)