Students wishing to study abroad in a location considered a Restricted Travel Area (any location for which the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a Travel Warning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning Level 3, or NC State has restricted travel) must petition the Study Abroad Office (SAO) to request special approval. Students must meet with the SAO associate director or designee to discuss their intended plans and initiate the petition process.
If a faculty member proposes to lead a program to a Restricted Travel Area, or if a faculty-led program is planned to a country for which a DOS Travel Warning or CDC Warning Level 3 is issued before departure, the faculty member, the SAO associate director and regional advisor will meet to discuss whether the program should go forward.
Decisions will be made in consultation with the Study Abroad Advisory Board and Study Abroad Emergency Response Team as needed, and will be based on specifics in the Travel Warning, including but not limited to geographic regions named, level of threat involved, and severity of warning.
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