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Policies on Educational Travel

Per Administrative Regulation AR 4:9, the University does not sponsor or approve international travel for educational purposes in a country for which a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is in effect.

As a research institution with a diverse student population and broad research interests, however, the University will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis if a student, in consultation with his or her primary academic advisor, makes a compelling case that an alternative destination would not equally serve the student's academic, research and/or career goals. Similarly, a faculty or staff member must present a compelling case that an alternative destination would not equally allow the successful realization of course learning objectives or programs goals. Any exceptions granted to the policy should not be construed as a recommendation or an endorsement to travel or study in a country for which a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is in effect. No student shall be required as part of one's degree to study in any destination where a Travel Warning is in effect. Under no circumstance will educational travel be authorized to countries where a mandatory evacuation order has been issued.

The list of countries with an active Travel Warning can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.