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 destinations (for a quick overview, see TAR Travel Advisory_Spring 2020). 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 305-348-3627
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
Compliance & IntegrityExport Controls, Licensing RequirementsJennifer La PortaChief Compliance
Division of ITInternational Travel IT Security GuidelineHelvetiella LongoriaChief IT Security
Emergency ManagementEmergency Preparedness WorldwideAmy
FIU GlobalGlobal Business Travel Insurance (for employees)Birgitta "Gitta" Rausch-
General CounselInternational LawLiz MarstonSenior University
Health Travel Medicine Program & ClinicPre-travel assessment and post-travel careDorothy Contiguglia-AkcanMD, Asst.
International Student & Scholar ServicesStudent and Faculty Mobility - InboundAlejandra ParraExec.
Study AbroadStudent Mobility - OutboundSusy GomezAssoc.
University LibraryTravel Laptop LoanersGenevieve DiamondHead, Access

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 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

To view the insurance brochure for specific benefits and a member ID card,
please click the above image.

FIU International Travel Committee

Interim Chair:
Gitta Montoto, Director, FIU Global 

Departmental Representatives:
Department of Emergency Management: Amy Aiken, Director
Faculty Representative: William Anderson, Assoc. Vice President, Office of Research & Economic Development 
FIU Global: Pablo Ortiz, Vice President and Vice Provost, Regional & World Locations
Office of Education Abroad: Alejandra Parra, Executive Director; Susy Gomez, Associate Director; Ariana Arguello, Program Manager
Office of the General Counsel: Liz Marston, Deputy General Counsel; Iris Elijah, Associate General Counsel 
Office of International Student & Scholar Services: Alejandra Parra, Executive Director
Office of Research & Economic Development: Tonja Moore, Associate Vice President
Office of Risk Management: Alex Fals, Director
University Compliance & Integrity: Jennifer La Porta, Chief Compliance Officer
University Police Department: Jose Lopez, Captain

For questions related to international student travel (with or without faculty/staff), please contact Alejandra Parra, Executive Director, Education Abroad, at  305-348-1913 or 

For questions related to international travel by employees (not accompanying students), please contact Gitta Montoto, Director, FIU Global at 305-348-3763 or