With holidays and Winter Break right around the corner, now is a good time to refresh everyone’s memory on all of the paperwork we require to ensure our international students have a safe trip!
Any international student planning to travel with or without their host family must follow the SPP Travel Procedures. International students may only travel independently by air, and must be accompanied by a relative or adult who is at least 25 years old.
If a student is planning to travel outside the U.S., they should first talk to the Admissions Office regarding any visa forms that need to be signed in order to re-enter the U.S. Students must abide by visa restrictions of the country they plan to visit.
Forms are due 2-4 weeks before the start of a trip.
Here is a summary of the forms needed for various types of travel:
|FORMS REQUIRED MUST BE SUBMITTED TWO WEEKS BEFORE TRAVEL DATE||Travel Proposal Form||Host Family Permission Form (on proposal form)||Natural Parent Release||Independent Party Receiving Form||I-20 must be signed for re-entry to the U.S.|
|Travel with a Host Parent||yes||—||—||—||—|
|Overnight travel with an adult other than the Host Parent||yes||yes||yes||yes||—|
|Independent travel to meet a third party (relative)||yes||yes||yes||yes||—|
|Travel outside the U.S. with a Host Parent/Family.||yes||—||yes||—||yes|
|Travel outside the U.S. with a
non-Host Parent adult.
|Holiday travel to home country||yes||yes||yes||—||yes|
|Overnight travel in U.S. with Natural Parents||yes||yes||yes||—||—|
|Traveling with Natural Parents outside of U.S.||yes||yes||yes||—||yes|
Find these forms and more on the St. Paul Prep website.