In some cases, it is required to register university-related travel abroad and in all cases, it is best practice. The university has established a travel registry for all students, staff, and faculty to pre-register when they are traveling abroad.
This registry helps the university to respond and assist in the event of individual or group emergencies. All students, staff, and faculty traveling with students must register. Any student and faculty/staff traveling with students to a country designated as elevated-risk will require pre-approval of their travel by Cornell’s International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART). Failure to gain approval will result in Cornell funds being withdrawn from this activity.
Note: Disclosure of foreign travel may be required by funding or oversight agencies. All travel records must be maintained for a minimum of five years from the date of travel.
You may find the Pre-Travel Checklist helpful.
Related Policy: University Policy 8.5—Risk Management for International Travel