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International Travel Fee

As per TWU policy, all individuals participating in TWU faculty-led education abroad programs are required to pay the International Travel Fee, which supplies insurance coverage in the following areas: general liability, medical and travel accident, security and emergency assistance, as well as travel planning and support services.

The following table provides a general cost overview:

Credit Seeking TWU Students
Students who are enrolled in the course attached to the abroad program
Non-Credit Seeking TWU Students
Students participating in the abroad program but not enrolled in the subsequent course
TWU Faculty/Staff Program Leaders $85
Other TWU Faculty/Staff Members
Faculty/Staff participating in the abroad program but not serving as a program leader
Guest & Alumni Participants
Individuals who are not actively enrolled as students at TWU

Credit Seeking Student Participants

A credit seeking participant is defined as a TWU student who is earning academic credit for the faculty-led program. The International Travel Fee ranges from $85-$90. For some programs, $85 will be assessed to students enrolled in the abroad course as a part of the course fees billed alongside tuition. Some programs require students to submit a $90 payment directly online through the International Travel Fee Purchase Site

Non-Credit Seeking TWU Student Participants

A non-credit seeking TWU student participant is defined as a current TWU student who is not earning credit for the faculty-led abroad program. These participants are required to submit a $90 payment directly online through the International Travel Fee Purchase Site

TWU Faculty/Staff Program Leaders

Faculty and staff program leaders are defined as the two* TWU employees designated as program leaders on the Faculty-Led Abroad Course Approval form. These individuals must complete an interdepartmental funds transfer (IDT) prior to departure to cover the $85 Education Abroad Fee. This can be paid from course fees or other accounts. 

  • The IDT to cover TWU employees per trip should be sent to account number 11.400.05.4511.7204.00000000

*Additional faculty/staff program leaders may be required depending on the total amount of participants. Please review the TWU Policies and Procedures for Education Abroad [Policy 1.17]

Other TWU Faculty/Staff Members

All other TWU faculty and staff who are participating in the abroad program but whose roles fall outside the scope of a designated leader are required to purchase the insurance for $90 directly through the International Travel Fee Purchase Site

Guest & Alumni Participants

Alumni and guest participants are defined as individuals who do not have an active enrollment at TWU. These participants are required to submit a $90 payment directly online through the International Travel Fee Purchase Site

Accessing Benefits

In order to access the benefits and insurance coverages included in International Travel Fee, participants will need to perform the following tasks:

  1. Visit CHUBB/ACE 's website:
  2. Register for a new account following the prompts online.
    • Plesae see details within your TWU International Travel Registration OR contact Education Abroad for the policy number
  3. Once registration is complete, print out your Wallet ID card found on your CHUBB TravelAPP
  4. Download the CHUBB Travel App on your smart phone:
    1. Android download
    2. iOS download

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