What is an International Travel Study Program?
Any student travelling international for a CSUN affiliated academic experience is defined as an International Travel Study Program and must follow the approval and record retention process outlined on this webpage.
Such experiences include students travelling independently for research at the graduate or undergraduate level. International conference participation and presentations affiliated with the student’s academic work at CSUN also qualifies.
Faculty-Led research trips as well as Faculty-Led international field trips are defined as International Travel Study Programs.
Any CSUN course (credit or noncredit – state-funded, self-support funded, grant funded, or any other funding) that involves some or all of the enrolled students traveling to an international location are identified as an International Travel Study Program and must be planned and approved by following the processes outlined on this website.
CSUN International Travel Study Credit or Noncredit Courses must be CSUN’s Own
CSUN international travel study program courses must be developed and offered by CSUN only. CSUN policy prohibits the use of third party providers of academic content to develop or offer any CSUN travel study course.
The CSUN academic department and college in which the course in question will reside (the academic home of the course – credit or noncredit) must be responsible for developing the academic content of any CSUN travel/study course. The CSUN academic department and college must have full academic oversight responsibility for program content, instructional quality and instructor assignments, and the assessment of student performance.
The goal is to avoid lending CSUN’s name and academic endorsement to a program that is created and offered by another provider. CSUN cannot allow its name to be used or its academic credit to be offered for any course that is not truly a CSUN designed and academically controlled international travel study program course.