What is travel?
A travel expense is any expense incurred while traveling on MIT business. This may include hotels, airfare, restaurants, gas, reimbursement of personal vehicle mileage, etc. While 'traveling/trip' may sometimes difficult to define, there are some expenses which will ALWAYS be defined as a travel expense: Airfare, hotel, rental cars, gas for rental cars, personal vehicle mileage, interstate train or bus fare, for example.
For more detailed information on the Institute Travel Policies, please visit the VPF Website.
Paying for Travel
Trips must be registered using the Student Travel Form (see below)
Use SAO Travel Card to pay for Hotels, Airfare, Conference Fees, and Rental Cars
Hotels may be booked via personal credit card. Then, obtain a 'Credit Card Authorization Form' from the hotel to transfer payment to SAO card.
Reimbursements for personal expenses (including airfare) will not be reimbursed until the trip has concluded.
- All travel reimbursements for MIT Students and Staff should be completed on Concur upon return from trip. Hand in original receipts, invoices, boarding passes, etc. to SAO and should include the "Detailed Report with Allocation Summary" as a cover sheet.
- Concur submissions are completed by the individual being reimbursed
- Concur submissions require a note, electronically attached as a receipt, from a financial signatory approving the expense AND referencing the cost object to be charged
- Concur training video is available in the Support and Training tab
- For NON-MIT people, please complete the paper Travel Expense Form as a cover sheet
Complete the SAO Student Travel Form
Review Best Practices for Vehicle Use on MIT Office of Insurance website
Frequently Used Links on the VPF Travel website
Review safety procedures with a SAO staff member prior to departure
Review MIT Travel Risk Policy
Each traveler fill out and sign a International Travel Liability Waiver, if applicable
Update personal information with the MIT Horizons Database
Instructions for entering student information
Review and complete International Travel Checklist
Additional Resources available through the International Coordinating Committee