Foreign Currency

Foreign Currency - Concur

Western is in the process of transitioning from TEM to Concur for Employee Travel and Expense Management. Please see our Concur Updates page for more information.

Western does not reimburse travelers in foreign currencies; expenses in foreign currency must be converted. This can be done in the Travel System or entered as U.S. dollars (e.g. if your bank provides you with a specific exchange rate).

Obtain actual paid amount in USD from:

  • receipts
  • credit card statement (Note: foreign transaction fee is a separate miscellaneous expense)
    • Statement must show traveler's name and dates. Please remove all but the last 4 digits of the account number.

For most currency conversions, the Travel System's conversion tool will be the easiest option. If you will be traveling to a country that does not have a supported currency, please contact Travel.Services@wwu.edu.