Students wishing to study abroad in a location with a current U.S. Department of State Travel Warning must petition the Study Abroad Office (SAO) to request special approval. Students must meet with their study abroad advisor to discuss their intended plans and initiate the petition process.
If a faculty member proposes to lead a program to a country with an active Travel Warning, or if a faculty-led program is planned and a Travel Warning is issued for that country 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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