International Field Trips

We are excited that you have an interest in taking your students abroad! Please do not let the approval process prevent you from making this magical experience happen to you and your students. We are here to help!

SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship (for youth group student travel)

The SYTA Youth Foundation established the Road Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who, for various reasons, are unable to afford the cost of student group trips. Based on the belief that travel is essential to a complete education, it is SYF's goal to make a positive difference, through travel, in the young lives of our global citizens. Since its inception, SYF has awarded over a 1,000 scholarships to deserving youth. Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's circumstances and need as documented in an application form. See more at: SYTA Road Scholarship

The 2015 Fall Road Scholarship application period will open on Tuesday, September 1st and will close on Monday, October 19th. All results will be emailed directly to the nominator the week of December 14th, 2015. If you have any questions please contact

CMS Non-Required International Field Trip Electronic Manual

There is a two step (document) process: Contract (if needed...see manual) and Checklist Form 5302 IFT (June 2016 Revision).


Please contact the Office of General Counsel to determine which form of CMS Contract for Services to use for your contract. There are two forms to consider and the Office of General Counsel is available to help you determine the appropriate form of contract to use.

Contact: Mr. Stephen Sharpless 980.343.1736; email:

Form 5300 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education ("CMS") Notice, Permission Form, & Release (Non-Required CMS-Sponsored Overnight Trips Including Foreign Travel)

Form 5301-Overnight


If you should have any questions regarding the Checklist for CMS-Sponsored Overnight Travel (Form 5302-IFT), please feel free to contact Michele Henriquez, Global Studies and Study Abroad Specialist in the Humanities Department at

Form 5302-IFT Checklist CMS-Sponsored Overnight Travel