Facuty / Staff Individual International Travel

Faculty / Staff Individual International Travel

Please follow these steps to make sure you have covered all University requirements.

1.  Review the Travel Policy

All travel sponsored, organized, facilitated or encouraged by Creighton University must be under the oversight of an administrative unit of the University.

2.  Review need to comply with Export Control regulations

United States export and trade regulations impose controls over numerous University activities, including the performance of certain research. For example, the transfer of export-controlled information or source code to a foreign national in the U.S. is a deemed export and may require an export license. The consequences of violating the regulations are potentially extremely severe, and can be extended to the involved individuals as well as to the University.

Carrying controlled equipment or technical data overseas is considered an export, so travelers should be very careful when considering what kind of papers and computer storage media will accompany them on a trip.  It is also considered an export to use personal knowledge or technical expertise that is export controlled when abroad. 

US Customs has the right to search electronic files on a computer when leaving or returning to the US, so make sure to check for compliance prior to leaving on a trip.

It is also illegal to work or engage with entities that participate in the boycott of Israel.  This list potentially includes Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Yemen.

Please review the following information before finalizing your travel plans:

3. Register your trip with the GEO

Registering your trip after obtaining departmental / decanal approval helps us make sure you are covered under the University's liability insurance and to continually negotiate for the best coverage.  We are required to report the type of travel completed each year in order to predict future coverage needs.

Please contact Rene Padilla at rpadilla@creighton.edu or X4745 if the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for any of the countries you plan to visit so we can determine if any additional risk waivers will be needed.

The following countries that are under U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings are ineligible for travel and NOT covered under the University's underwriter or the mandatory supplemental insurance: 
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon. Libya, Mali, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Traveling to the following countries under Creighton University auspices is cautionary and will require special wavers.  Please contact the Global Engagement Office if you are considering travel to:
Algeria, Belize, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Israel / the West Bank / Gaza, Kenya, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ukraine and Venezuela.

Please fill out the form for each trip from departure date to return to the United States:

4.  Submit your Itinerary to Activate your WorldCue Account

Creighton University has partnered with iJET for the Creighton Global Travel Security Program. Once you register a trip it will send you advisories, security tips, etc. until your trip is completed.  It also is the system Creighton University uses for emergency communication and on-the-go assistance.  For more details on iJET's WorldCue®Mobile app, please click HERE.

  • Please forward your electronic flight itinerary directly to Creighton University's travel security account at creightontrips@ijet.com. The iJET system will scan your itinerary and automatically create an account for you (if new user) or add a new trip in your existing account.  Do not add any text to your message and remove any automatic signature your e-mail account may have added before forwarding as shown HERE
    NOTE:  If you booked your flight through Travel & Transport your trip will automatically be submitted to iJET and you can proceed to the next steps.
  • Within a few seconds of submitting your itinerary to creightontrips@ijet.com  you will receive an e-mail from iJET (make sure to check your SPAM or junk folder).
  • Using the link and username in the welcome e-mail, activate your WorldCue account online.
  • Then, download the WorldCue app to your smartphone or device (look for "Wordcue® Mobile" in your app store). 
  • Chose SIGN IN using the username and password you created when activating your WorldCue account.
  • Choose OK to Allow Notifications to receive critical alerts and travel cautions related to you travel destinations (you can turn it off after your trip, and turn it back on for your next registered trip).
  • Update your PROFILE and EMERGENCY CONTACT in the WordCue app.
  • Within My Profile Preferences, choose Check-in Location Sharing ON.

The WorldCue app features three important buttons for you travel safety:

HOTLINE button: click on it for emergencies while abroad (i.e. illness or injury requiring medical attention, personal safety threats, Title IX concerns, stolen passport or mobile phone stolen, fellow student or travel companion missing, etc.).  Your operator will provide immediate assistance or escalate to the appropriate response team at Creighton University.

CHECK-IN button:  Monitor your e-mail (Creighton AND personal) for safety check-in requests from the Creighton Global Travel Security Program.  Should an emergency or disaster occur in your area, you will receive an e-mail request to check in via the WorldCue app. To check in, open your WorldCue app and tap the green button. Please do so immediately to confirm your safety.

CRISIS button:  When activated, this button will broadcast a silent distress signal.  A representative from the Creighton Global Travel Security Program will contact you on your registered device to provide assistance.

5. Complete the STEP registration

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to register their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate and receive travel alerts and warnings as well as emergency information during the trip.

6. Obtain Traveler's Insurance

The Global Engagement Office has partnered with the International Student / Teacher Identity Card (ISIC) through STA Travel for travel insurance.  The one-time registration is valid for one calendar year:

Some important information about the insurance:

  • The cost of the insurances is $50.00 per year.
  • The insurance is valid for one calendar year regardless of the number of international trips you take (however, you still must register each trip with the GEO as indicated in step #2 above.
  • Once you enroll in ISIC you will receive an e-mail message asking you to upload a photo for your ID card.  If you don't respond within a week your card will be mailed to you with instructions on how to add a photo manually.
  • You may travel without the ISIC card.  However, make sure you have the phone number for any emergency  ISIC Help Line Call Collect (+31) 20 511 2580
  • Read the coverage and instructions on filing a claim BEFORE you travel. Claims must be opened before you return to the US. Read more about the ISIC Premium Travel Insurance Plan here.