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For Faculty, Staff, and Scholars wishing to travel abroad individually:

UTC International Travel Policy:

UTC requres all faculty, staff and students traveling abroad on University of Tennessee at Chattanooga funded programs (including research, independent study, travel to conferences and seminars, athletic events, and other university-related business) to register with the Center for Global Education prior to their departure. Please click follow the following link to begin the registration process.  As you register, the program will ask you to provide information about your travel plans and contact information in the destination country(ies). You  will need to include hotel and/or personal addresses, telephone numbers, email address, and emergency contact information. Such information is necessary if emergencies arise either in the US or in the country(ies) of residence.

UTC faculty, staff, and students are required to register their travel plans/destination with the United States Embassy at:  In the event that issues affecting the safety of US citizens unexpectedly arise, the US Embassy needs up-to-date contact information for visitors in order to disseminate safety information, evacuation orders or other updated travel warnings. 

Please remember that UTC funds may not be used to sponsor travel to any destination where this is an active US Department of State Travel Warning without appropriate approval from the Provost or the Chancellor.

For Faculty wishing to teach a course abroad:

More information will be available in Fall 2018 for the process of proposing a course abroad for Summer 2019. The proposal form is currently under review. 
  • Please contact UTC Center for Global Education. Possible opportunities include:
    • Developing opportunities for collaboration between offices
    • Discussing ways to get involved in on-campus programming with the Study Abroad & Global Initiatives Office
    • Study abroad & exchange advising overview  


The Center for Global Education is the J-1 visa-issuing office for any international visiting scholar, intern, or student who wishes to come to UTC for university-sponsored academic activity. For details on this process, please contact the Executive Director, Mr. Takeo Suzuki.