International Travel

Plan Far Ahead for International Travel Authorization!

Board Policy 4176 International Travel: The Board of Trustees recognizes that there is an occasional need for international travel to advance the purpose of the District. Except for the staff members employed within the Office of International Students and the Campus Abroad programs at FHDA, the Chancellor, in advance of the travel, must approve all international travel. The Chancellor shall submit a report to the Board of Trustees of all international travel approved under this policy.

Please allow several weeks to complete the approval process for international travel! Applicants are encouraged to wait for official approvals to purchase travel arrangements as approval is not guaranteed.

Procedure for International Travel Authorization for
De Anza College Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference Funds

  1. Employee completes a De Anza College Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference and Travel Funds Application and an International Travel Authorization Form. On the International Travel Authorization Form, the employee indicates the total cost if the trip, “De Anza College Staff Revitalization Funds,” as the Source of Funding, and a maximum of “$1600.00” as the Total from the General Fund. If secondary funding has been approved from other general funds, the amount and name of the fund should also be included in these fields.

  2. Employee submits both the Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference and Travel Funds Application and International Travel Authorization Form, with appropriate supportive documentation, to his/her dean/supervisor.

  3. The dean/supervisor signs the Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference and Travel Funds Application and International Travel Authorization Form (if the division is not contributing any funding then leave the budget information blank) and returns them to the applicant, then the dean/supervisor immediately notifies their Vice President’s Office that a potential international travel request is being made.

  4. Once the employee receives the dean/supervisor’s signature on the application, the employee follows the regular processes for submitting the entire application packet to the Office of Professional Development (original application, supportive documents, and International Travel Authorization Form.) The staff record receipt of the application packet, scan it, and forward it to the appropriate Vice President for review/approval.

  5. If the application packet is approved by the Vice President, then the packet will be forwarded to the President for review/approval. If the President approves and signs the application and authorization form, then it will be sent to the Chancellor's Office for the Chancellor’s authorization. (If the application is denied by either the Vice President or President, then the employee and the Office of Professional Development will be notified by the AVP/VP of Instruction that funding has been denied and does not need to go forward to the committee.)

  6. The Office of Professional Development, upon confirming the Chancellor's approval of the International Travel Authorization Form, places the application packet in the queue for the appropriate Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference Funds Committee meeting for the committee to consider the application for funding and notifies the employee and the dean. (If the Chancellor denies the application then the President’s Office will be notified, who will notify the appropriate Vice President, the employee, and the Office of Professional Development that funding has been denied and does not need to go forward to the committee.)

  7. The Staff Revitalization and Professional Conference Funds Committee makes a decision on awarding funds and sends the conference funds award-approval letter, the trip voucher and the authorized International Travel Authorization Form to the employee.

  8. Upon completion of their activity, the employee submits their Trip Voucher, receipts and proof of payment, the authorized International Travel Authorization Form, and their activity report to the Office of Professional Development for processing, adhering to the due date on the Trip Voucher.

International Travel Form

Download the International Travel Authorization Form

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