International Field Research Tips

  1. Read the U of A's Off-Campus Activities and Travel Policy - any off-campus activity is considered "field research". 
  2. If conducting field research, please go to the pre-planning page as you will have to complete a Field Activities Plan or a Human Participant Research Field Activities Plan.
  3. Visit the Travel Resources listed to the right for travel recommendations, advisories, and immunization information.
  4. Before traveling off-campus, register in the Voluntary Registration for Field Researchers
  5. If traveling internationally you must register in UGO.
  6. U of A staff and students have access to International SOS, a free emergency assistance plan.
  7. Visit the U of A Travel Management program to get preferred rates.
  8. Be aware of the visa requirements if field researchers are planning to "work" abroad.
  9. Options for getting monies to foreign countries to facilitate field research? See the Travel Card Procedure, SMS Payment Methods, and the Travel Processes & Expense Procedure. Travelling Abroad with field equipment or shipping it to destination ahead of time? Please see U of A SMS (Customs Services) specifically exporting. Also see the FAQ page.