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International Travel Including Students

Attention Students:  Are you travelling on a university-related trip outside of Canada?
Attention Faculty: Are you travelling with or organizing university-related international travel that includes students?
All International travel involving students MUST be approved and details provided to the Office of Internationalization.


StFX's International Travel and Safety Policy was developed with our primary concern being the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  The policy mandates that all faculty, staff and students planning international travel that includes student participants must:

  1. Apply for travel approval a minimum of 45 days before travel; and
  2. Register their travel details a minimum of 30 days before travel.  

You can reference the policy here:  StFX International Travel and Safety Students.


Who must apply for approval and register: 

  • Students must apply for approval and register when participating in any activity undertaken outside of Canada that is connected to university activities.  This may include but is not limited to:
    • research projects
    • field work
    • internships
    • varsity team events
    • conferences
    • club sports
    • chaplaincy 
    • outreach
    • service learning
    • program practicums
    • clinical placements
    • co-op placements
    • exchange programs
    • other extracurricular activities
  • If you are travelling as part of a group organized by a university faculty or staff member (in the policy, referred to as employee), the faculty or staff member will be responsible to apply for approval.  However, all students must still register their travel details individually once international travel is approved.
  • Faculty/Staff must apply for approval and register when travelling with students internationally on university-related activities. If you are the organizer of a group trip, you are responsible for applying for approval. Once approved, students participating will be responsible for registering their individual details. 

Timelines for approval and registration: 

  • For travel approval -- the International travel APPROVAL FORM must be submitted at least 45 DAYS BEFORE planned departure.
  • Approval will be granted or denied 7 - 14 days after the submission.
  • If the travel is approved, participants then must REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, providing basic details (e.g. Emergency contact information) at least 30 DAYS BEFORE the planned departure date. 

How to apply: 

Click below to apply for approval to travel. Please note this application is due a minimum of 45 days before travel.  


How to register:  

The registration form will be sent to you after approval.

Why register? 

Registration of international student travelers is beneficial for both the student and the university. In the event of an emergency, the university will know travel plans and be able to assist you. There are also many situations where travelers must be accounted for and/or contacted, so registration with the university provides another layer of protection for the student traveler. By registering, students can be quickly accounted for, contacted, and given assistance and assurance where required.

Questions?  Please contact

Marla Gaudet
Office of Internationalization
Phone 902-867-5197


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