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The Dean of Studies Office will only fund travel to or study in any area that is under U.S. State Department Travel Advisory level 3 or 4 if granted through a petition process. This policy applies to travel to countries designated as advisory level 3 or 4 as well as regions designated as advisory level 3 or 4 within a country with an advisory level 1 or 2. See the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory website for advisory levels and detailed information about safety and security information for each country.

Please review the College Policy on Student Travel for information about travel to countries on a CDC level 3 or 4 Travel Warning.

Students pursuing international travel are strongly encouraged to review the Centers for Disease Control Travel Health Notice for their destination country and to follow the State Department’s Traveler’s Checklist. Those who are U.S. citizens or nationals are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. You can see the world at a glance on our color-coded map.

Petition to Travel to a Country or Region within a country with a State Dept Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory