Planning to travel abroad on Temple University Affiliated International Travel can be exciting but also overwhelming. The following resources and recommendations have been compiled to assist an individual traveler as well as group program leaders plan and prepare for international travel, as well as comply with the University's International Travel Policy.  The compilation of recommendations below is based on best practices within the field of Education Abroad as outlined in the Forum on Education Abroad's guidelines for programmatic development.

Timelines for Group Travel Development

The following is general guidance on programmatic development for groups traveling internationally. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that group leaders pay close attention to these guidelines, as well as the program assessment and review timelines for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Programmatic Timeline

In advance of departure

Discussions and approval within your unit

18 months in advance of program departure

Development process

12 - 16 months in advance of program departure

Recruitment process

6 - 12 months in advance of program departure

Logistics (both student and faculty prep)

3 - 6 months in advance of program departure

Last minute procedures

1 - 3 months in advance of program departure