Travel Leave

I understand that SIT Study Abroad does not represent or act as an agent for, and cannot control the acts or omissions of, any transportation carrier, hotel, tour organizer, or other provider of food, goods, or services that I utilize or contract for this independent travel.

I understand and acknowledge that this independent travel is wholly voluntary and that I am not required to participate in this ancillary activity in order to satisfy any academic requirements of SIT Study Abroad. I hereby voluntarily assume full responsibility for any loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death that may be sustained by me as a result of this study abroad. I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless SIT Study Abroad, its officers, employees, agents and representatives, from any and all claims, demands or causes of action, and all expenses incidental thereto (including attorney’s fees), based upon or arising out of any loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death, caused by or resulting in any way this temporary leave.

I understand that I must abide by the expectations listed below and any violation of these rules may result in dismissal from the program.


  • You must ensure that you have all the necessary travel documents (including visas) that you will need to travel carefully and without incident.
  • You must provide travel and lodging specifics with contact numbers to the academic director.
  • You will return by the established return time. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary or academic sanctions.
  • Any change to travel itinerary must be approved by the academic director. Any variance from approved travel plan may result in disciplinary sanctions.

Temporary Leave Acknowledgement of Understanding: With the intent to be legally bound, I acknowledge and represent that I have read this Temporary Leave Waiver and that I understand same, and that I voluntarily sign below in order to demonstrate my agreement with the terms set forth herein, with full knowledge of the possible risks associated this temporary leave.