International Travel Guide

It’s All About Your Safety…
FIU’s faculty, staff and students who travel internationally are urged to inform themselves of legal and institutional requirements as well as safety, health and other risks related to their travel destination(s). This website serves as information hub and provides a checklist to complete requirements and recommendations. The better you are informed and have prepared your travels, the more you can focus on achieving your goals while abroad. We are here to help you:

  • Pre-Departure Checklist
  • Institutional Travel Policies, Procedures and Manuals
  • FIU Campus Resources for International Travel & Collaboration

Pre-Departure Checklist

FIU International Travel Pre-Departure Check-List  
I reviewed Export Controls requirements related to my travel destination(s)
For questions or a consultation, please call the Office of Compliance & Integrity at 305-348-4726
Legal Requirement
I verified the Office of Financial Asset Control’s (OFAC) requirements related to my travel destination(s)
For questions or a consultation, please call the Office of Compliance & Integrity at 305-348-4726
Legal Requirement
I will not be accompanied by students to my travel destination(s)
For international travel with students, please contact the Chair of the Travel Warning Committee at 305-348-1913
Institutional Requirement
I reviewed the international traveler’s health information for my travel destination(s) by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For questions or a consultation, please call the FIU Health Travel Medicine Program & Clinic at 305-348-0669
Health Information
I reviewed destination specific information and follow recommendations by the US Department of State Safety and Visa Information
I enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) program to be registered with the US Embassy or Consulate nearest to my travel destination(s)Emergency Assistance Abroad
My emergency contact information in Panthersoft HR is up to dateInstitutional Assistance

FIU Institutional Travel Policies, Procedures and Manuals
Travel on a Sponsored Project Policy
University Travel Expense Policy
FIU Foundation Inc., Travel Reimbursement Procedure
Controller’s Office Travel Section

FIU Campus Resources for International Travel & Collaboration 

DepartmentSubject AreaNameTitleMMC PhoneE-mail
Academic Planning & AccountabilityAcademic PartnershipsMercedes PonceAsst. Vice Presidentx1560poncem@fiu.edu
Compliance & IntegrityExport ControlsNelson PerezExport Controls Administratorx4726perezne@fiu.edu
Emergency ManagementEmergency PreparednessAmy AikenDirectorx6975abaiken@fiu.edu
Faculty & Global AffairsFaculty Mobility - OutboundGitta MontotoDirectorx3763gmontoto@fiu.edu
General CounselInternational LawLiz MarstonSenior University Counselx2103emarston@fiu.edu
Health Travel Medicine Program & ClinicPre-travel assessment and post-travel careDorothy Contiguglia-AkcanMD, Asst. Professorx6327ccontigu@fiu.edu
Human Resources International Medical Insurance CoverageCrystal HsuAsst. Directorx3527khsu@fiu.edu
International Student & Scholar ServicesStudent and Faculty Mobility - InboundAlejandra ParraSr. Directorx2421juparra@fiu.edu
Study AbroadStudent Mobility - OutboundLaura BoudonDirectorx1913lboudon@fiu.edu
Research & Economic DevelopmentInternational Research InitiativesDiana Firvida-OlivaAsst. General Counselx2494olivad@fiu.edu
Risk ManagementInternational Insurance CoverageAlex FalsDirectorx6970falsa@fiu.edu