Policy on International Travel

Contact: Dr. Kendra Cawley, Dean of Academic Affairs | 971-722-4481 | kcawley@pcc.edu

International Travel


Portland Community College supports international travel and collaboration by its faculty, staff, and students that supports the mission of the college. The benefits of such travel must be balanced against the potential risks to students and employees, and the need for institutional compliance with applicable laws and regulations. To achieve this balance, the college requires that:

  • All faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on college business must register their travel with the college, and follow all additional policies applicable to the type of travel.
  • All PCC faculty and staff who wish to use their position as PCC employees to promote, support, sponsor, or offer for-credit or non-credit activities that include international travel are required to ensure that the activity has been approved by the appropriate college authorities prior to promoting/advertising the activity for the appropriate Category of International Travel.

The College currently does not permit travel on college business to countries under a current Department of State Travel Warning or Centers for Disease Control Warning Level 3. Petitions for exceptions to this policy may be made via the Education Abroad office to the College President. See: Travel to Countries under Travel Warning.

For links to specific requirements and forms, see the sidebar or the International Travel Policy Addendum.


Contact Dr. Kendra Cawley, Dean of Academic Affairs.