Foreign travel is any travel outside the United States and the U.S. Territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Travelers are responsible for converting expenses denominated in foreign currencies to U.S. dollars when completing reimbursement forms. A copy of the conversion rate(s) used must be attached to forms submitted to the Controller's Office. The OANDA Exchange Rate currency converter will convert foreign currencies into U.S. Dollars based on exchange rates.
Click below for a link to OANDA.com and instructions on how to use the Exchange Rate currency converter. If you have an account with Certify, your expenses can be easily converted during your expense report creation.
As an alternative to keeping receipts for meals and lodging, travelers may choose to be reimbursed on a per diem basis. The reimbursement will be based on the number of days traveling, the location of travel, and the per diem rate in effect for that location and time. Travelers opting for per diem reimbursements should not use a College-issued corporate credit card to pay for those expenses.
Click below to access the U.S. Department of State website and search for a rate:
Per Diem Method Form & Instructions (for Faculty Foreign Travel)
Export Control Policy