International Travel Resources

It’s All About Your Safety…
FIU’s faculty and staff 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 list of resources available to you. 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:

ChecklistOn-Campus ResourcesGlobal Travel InsurancePolicies & ProceduresInternational Travel Committee

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 Office of Study Abroad 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

DepartmentSubject AreaNameTitleMMC PhoneE-mail
Academic Planning & AccountabilityAcademic Partnerships/Agreements DevelopmentMercedes PonceAsst. Vice Presidentx1560poncem@fiu.edu
Compliance & IntegrityExport Controls, Licensing RequirementsMark GreenCompliance Managerx0002greenma@fiu.edu
Division of ITInternational Travel IT Security GuidelineHelvetiella LongoriaInterim Chief IT Security Officerx3591helve@fiu.edu
Emergency ManagementEmergency Preparedness WorldwideAmy AikenDirectorx6975abaiken@fiu.edu
Faculty & Global AffairsGlobal Business Travel InsuranceGitta 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
International Student & Scholar ServicesStudent and Faculty Mobility - InboundAlejandra ParraSr. Directorx2421juparra@fiu.edu
Study AbroadStudent Mobility - OutboundLaura BoudonDirectorx1913lboudon@fiu.edu
University LibraryTravel Laptop LoanersGenevieve DiamondHead, Access Servicesx4741diamondg@fiu.edu

UnitedHealthCare Global is FIU’s provider for Global Business Travel Insurance, which includes the following key benefits: 

Medical Assistance Services Travel Assistance Services Security (24/7 global monitoring)
Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation Pre-trip information In-house intelligence
Prescription assistance Translator and interpreter referral Special projects and consulting departments
Deposit, advance and payment guarantees Emergency travel funds assistance Global network of aviation agents
Medical, dental and pharmacy referrals Legal consultation and referral Transportation resources
Dispatch of medicine Lost/stolen travel documents/luggage assistance Security professional

For a complete brochure on benefits and a member ID card, please visit: 
Global Business Travel_Brochure for FIU_June 2018

FIU International Travel Committee

Chair:
Laura Boudon, Director, Office of Study Abroad

Departmental Representatives:
Department of Emergency Management: Amy Aiken, Director
Faculty Representative: William Anderson, Vice Dean, College of Arts, Sciences & Education 
Office of Faculty & Global Affairs: Meredith Newman, Vice Provost; Gitta Montoto, Director
Office of the General Counsel: Liz Marston, Deputy General Counsel; Iris Elijah, Associate General Counsel 
Office of International Student & Scholar Services: Alejandra Parra, Sr. Director
Office of Research & Economic Development: Tonja Moore, Assoc. Vice President
Office of Risk Management: Alex Fals, Director
University Compliance & Integrity: Mark Green, Compliance Manager
University Police Department: Jose Lopez, Captain