FOR Faculty/Staff Leading a Group of Student Participants FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT:
Wake Forest University requires all faculty or staff led groups involving student participants FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT to complete the forms listed below. This includes programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The requirement extends to the Schools of Business, Divinity and Law, as well as the Graduate School (Reynolda Campus ONLY).
All Group leaders must provide all required forms and information to the Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS) before any funds for international will be disbursed by Wake Forest University.
- Submit the GROUP Travel Information Form for Faculty/Staff Led Groups with Student Participants FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT (PDF). This form must have all the required signatures before group travel begins. Please read the GROUP International Travel Information Form carefully before signing.
- Submit the Guidelines for Faculty/Staff Directors (PDF). This form must be completed and returned to GPS. If there is more than one group leader, both must complete this form.
- Submit the Faculty/Staff Assumption of Risk & Release Form. This form is required for all international travel if the international travel is voluntary or optional to your job. The form is not required if the travel is an integral and required part of your job. If traveling with another person (e.g. spouse or child), the form called Assumption of Risk & Release – OTHER Travelers (PDF) must be completed for each additional person.
- Submit a list of your group participants to GPS. The list must include each student’s full name (first, middle and last), student ID and e-mail address. If your program is being processed in WakeAbroad, you may satisfy this step by notifying GPS.
- Submit a copy of your program itinerary with contact information to GPS. If it is not available at the time you complete your forms, you must e-mail it to GPS as soon as it becomes available.
- Purchase the GeoBlue International Travel Insurance (mandatory) [See NOTE 1 Below]. The cost of the GeoBlue insurance depends on the length of time abroad and costs around $16.75 per week. Here is the detailed description of the policy: GeoBlue Policy. If your program is NOT processed in the Wake Abroad online system, then each traveler should complete the GeoBlue Application Form for Students, and these should be sent to the Center for Global Programs and Studies. The iNext travel insurance is no longer required for faculty and staff, although it could be purchased in addition to the GeoBlue policy.
- Ensure each of your participants completes the Student Assumption of Risk and Release Form and the Student Health Questionnaire (PDF) (group participants do not need to do the Individual Travel form) [See NOTE 2 Below].
Once the complete set of Group Leader forms has been received in the Center for Global Programs and Studies, the forms will be processed and copies will be sent to Financial & Accounting Services. FAS will then be able to process claims for reimbursements.
- NOTE 1 – If you are an undergraduate WFU Program Faculty Director and your program is being processed in WakeAbroad, this insurance will be purchased for you by GPS.
- NOTE 2 – If you are an undergraduate WFU Program Faculty Director and your program is being processed in WakeAbroad, your students’ forms will be completed on-line through WakeAbroad.
If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies at 758-5938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group leader(s) must notify the Center for Global Programs and Studies of any changes in participants.
Group leader(s) should contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies to arrange for an international security briefing for the group. Call 758-5938 or email email@example.com.