Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff Out-of-Country Medical Expense Coverage and 24/7 Assistance Services
As part of Saint Louis University's business travel accident program, faculty and staff have out-of-country medical coverage. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to print and carry the AIG Benefits Travel Assist ID Card while travelling internationally for work purposes. Please direct inquiries regarding this faculty/staff insurance coverage to Michael Lucido, Director of Risk Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-3199.
New Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs
Saint Louis University faculty and staff preparing to organize and/or lead international experiences for Saint Louis University students are asked to consult the Office of International Services during the initial planning phase of the experience to assure compliance with all University policies and procedures.
Please complete the Study Abroad Program Proposal and follow the general instructions outlined on the proposal.
Submit the completed proposal to the Office of International Services (Des Peres 102).
The Office of International Services will then submit your proposal to the International Initiatives Committee (IIC) for review.
Once the program is approved, faculty may work with the Office of International Services regarding program logistics, including required documentation.
Repeat Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs
If you are conducting a repeat short-term faculty-led program, please contact the Office of International Services as soon as dates are finalized.
The Office of International Services requires the following documentation, at least 30 days prior to departure:
- Participation Roster: Provide an Excel spreadsheet that includes the following information for all participants: last name, first name, Banner ID, email address, status (student, faculty, staff, guest, etc.)
- Student International Insurance Forms & Payment: All students traveling abroad through Saint Louis University are required to purchase the University International Insurance plan. Additional information regarding the insurance coverage, including the application, may be found within International Health Insurance portion of the webpage. The cost is $20 a week or $75 per month.
- Faculty/Staff International Insurance: Faculty and staff travelling abroad are required to enroll in the University International Insurance plan. Faculty and staff may enroll online.
- Participation Agreement (signed pages 1,6,7) - Students are required to read and sign the Participation Agreement and Assumption of Risk and Release of Claims.
- Copy of Valid, Signed Passport (identification page) for all participants
- Copy of Flight Itinerary for all participants
- ISIC Form & Passport Sized Photo This International Student Identification Card is an international form of identification that provides students with additional insurance and worldwide discounts. Students must submit the ISIC form, along with a passport sized photo. This card may be optional, depending on the program length and destination.
- Emergency Contact Information Provide the contact and emergency contact information for your destination abroad.
- Program Itinerary Provide a general outline of the program itinerary, for the Office of International Services to use in case of an emergency.
Please review the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Checklist to assure you have completed all required documentation. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to working with you and thank you for your cooperation!
FAQ Questions about Students Going Abroad
When do students go abroad?
Students go abroad Sophomore or Junior year and apply one semester before they wish to go abroad (Transfer students must spend at least one semester at the Saint Louis Campus before applying to go abroad). Upon entry to Saint Louis University, students should discuss this plan with their Academic Advisor and Mentor(s) to determine which semester is best and what courses to save.
Where can students go?
View the SLU-approved programs, the list continues to grow!
What courses will students take?
While abroad, students typically take general classes required of all majors. We encourage students to talk to their advisers early, plan which core classes they will take abroad and save them for that semester. Grades and credits from semester SLU-approved programs do transfer and average into a student's SLU GPA (grades from designated Exchange programs do not factor into a student's SLU GPA). Grades and credits from SLU administered programs, such as SLU Madrid and Faculty-led programs do transfer and average into a student's SLU GPA.
How do students apply?
Students apply through the Study Abroad office the semester before they plan to go abroad.
The deadline for spring study abroad programs is October 1 and the deadline for summer and fall study abroad programs is March 1.