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UNT Field Trip Program Submission
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: UNT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete Pre-Departure / Post-Decision Phase materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

International Field Trips

Field trips abroad are offered in conjunction with a university course under the direction of a University of North Texas faculty or staff member. These are academic trips abroad that usually last one to two weeks. They are designed for a group of participants to travel together in order to complete a specific project or academic outcome. 

The Study Abroad Office’s primary responsibility for this type of program is to provide risk management and emergency support. There is a registration fee per participant (trip leaders are exempt) to cover the costs of risk management services, the provision of pre-departure resources, and in-program emergency assistance.  In addition, participants will be billed for comprehensive overseas accident/illness insurance and emergency evacuation coverage based on the length of their trip.

Faculty or staff planning a field trip abroad should register the experience with the Study Abroad Programs Office in accordance with UNT policy, (18.4.5 Student Travel Policy; 15.2.18 Study Abroad Policy).

UNT Faculty Led Programs vs. Field Trips

Per Texas Higher Education Coordinating board policy, a course offered as part of a faculty led program must primarily be taught overseas, with at least 51% of the contact hours occurring while abroad. Conversely, more than 51% of a course with a field trip component must be taught on campus. Please consider these distinctions carefully before completing the field trip registration and contact the Study Abroad Office with any questions.

International field trips are narrow in scope and only available to students in a specific course.  The Study Abroad Office provides no program development, financial, or marketing assistance for these international experiences. Students are not eligible for additional funding through Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for costs associated with field trips. Field trips are not visible on the SAO website and are not represented at any events, including the annual Study Abroad Fair. 

UNT faculty led programs may be broad in scope and appeal to a wide range of majors. The Study Abroad Office provides comprehensive program development, assessment, budgeting, financial oversight, and marketing assistance for these programs. The Faculty Led Program Coordinator processes program applications, responds to student inquiries, and provides detailed cost information to the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office on behalf of program participants. Faculty led programs are highlighted online and through marketing events throughout the year. Students participating in faculty led programs are eligible to apply for several UNT scholarships as well as many national awards.Registered field trip participants may apply for IEF Scholarships, but are not eligible for Study Abroad Travel Grants.

See the Faculty Led Programs page for more information or to propose a Faculty Led Program. To register individual international travel for research or other university-sponsored activities, complete the instructions outlined on the International Travel Registration page. 


Notify the Study Abroad Office at least 4-6 months prior to departure to insure that all necessary steps are completed in advance of the field trip. To register an International Field Trip, you will need to have your program itinerary finalized. Click "Apply" above, log in with your UNT credentials, and provide your dates and destination(s). You will then complete Parts I, II and III of the registration to provide SAO with the information needed to set up field trip registration for your students and provide international health insurance.

Each individual field trip participant must register at least 30 days prior to travel. The Study Abroad Office (SAO) will provide a unique registration link and instructions for each international field trip.

Insurance and Fee

For the 2017-18 academic year, students will be charged a $100 Field Trip Registration Fee for risk management services at the time they register via the study abroad portal. This fee is waived for faculty. SAO will bill each student's account for international insurance. These expenses should be included as out of pocket expenses when indicating the cost of the program to students. 

Fiscal Year 2018 Insurance Rates are as follows:
  • One Week International Travel Insurance Plan (1-7 days) $17.50
  • Two Week International Travel Insurance Plan (8-14 days) $35.00
  • Three Week International Travel Insurance Plan (15-21 days) $52.50
  • Four Week International Travel Insurance Plan (22-28 days) $70.00

Emergencies Abroad

SAO, UNT Risk Management, and UNT's international insurance provider will collaborate to provide assistance in the event of an emergency abroad.  After a critical incident abroad, faculty must complete an Incident Report documenting the details of the event within 72 hours. 


For additional information, please contact the Kate Jordan, Faculty Led Program Coordinator.