Clemson Global Travel Registration


Students who are traveling outside of the U.S. for a university-related purpose, such as conducting research or attending a conference, need to register their travel in the Clemson Global Travel Registration Portal. This applies to graduate and undergraduate students alike as well as creative inquiry, student organizations and other similar groups. If your international travel is for credit, please reach out to for the proper procedure.

The registration process assists students to think through their preparation for travel and ability to assess risk at their destination. Higher risk destinations will undergo further review by Clemson’s High Risk Travel Advisory Group (HRTAG). (For students considering organized study abroad programs go to Fall 2022 Programs and Spring 2023 programs.)


  1. Complete the Clemson Global Travel Registration.

In preparation to do so, read the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory to the destination, and have available details of local accommodation and transportation, proposed travel plans, local contacts, etc.

  1. After submission, the petition will be forwarded to the HRTAG for review.
  2. Petition notification will be sent to the student and their supervisor/advisor.
  3. If the petition is approved, the student will purchase travel insurance and register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
  4. Students traveling as part of their assistantship or university employment should complete the following. We advise to work on this concurrently while waiting for HRTAG's response.
    1. Submit the International Travel Authorization Form for appropriate approvals prior to approval for work from abroad
    2. Follow the checklist for International Travel listed at:   

In the Case of Changing Circumstances: 

If prior to travel, Clemson University can withdraw authorization for travel if the situation in the area changes prior to departure.

If circumstance changes after travel has commenced, authorization to continue the travel will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


U.S. State Department Travel Advisories

OSAC Crime and Safety Reports

CDC Travelers’ Health

For additional information contact