A sabbatical leave is "to provide a leave of absence with pay for purposes of intensive study or research which has as its outcome increasing the quality of the individual's future contribution to the University. A sabbatical is a privilege which may be granted to an individual who has demonstrated by publication, teaching, exhibition or performance an above average ability in scholarship, research, or other creative accomplishment."

CoED Sabbatical Leave Guidelines

Am I Eligible for a Sabbatical Leave? Is a web based form to assist faculty to unofficially determine if they are eligible for a sabbatical leave.  There are many factors that could affect eligibility that may not be included on this form.  To confirm eligibility, please contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

A request for international travel needs to be submitted (along with approval from your department head) to the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFA) at least 30 days prior to your departure date. This isn’t so much a request to travel. More of a request for emergency and safety assistance during international travel.


Employees wishing to travel internationally must receive approval prior to purchasing airline tickets, hotel accommodations, etc. Once approved, all international travel must be registered with the Travel Safety Network. All travel arrangements MUST be made through Penn State’s travel provider, Anthony Travel.


International Travel for Sabbatical Leaves


Employees planning travel for sabbatical to international destinations are encouraged to purchase additional insurance coverage for their travel. This travel is not covered by the University's plan. If you wish to obtain international health insurance coverage from UHCG for your personal travel, please email [email protected] with your name, travel dates, destinations, and school affiliation. Once received, a UHCG Product Specialist will be in contact within 24 hours Monday-Friday.


International Insurance for University-affiliated Travel