Changes in Security Environment

The geopolitical sphere is dynamic and constantly changing. As such, travelers should always monitor local events in their destination in advance of departure as well as while abroad, being cognizant of any security concerns that may pose significant logistical challenges or safety issues to any upcoming or current international travel.

In the event of an incident, event or change impacting the security environment of a location, travelers may need to modify itineraries, change intended activities or relocate to a new destination, or cancel travel altogether. 

The Office of International Safety & Security does not restrict faculty or staff traveling for business purposes but may provide additional context or guidance to travelers advising of increased risk profile of reported location(s) of travel.  Faculty and staff traveling for business purposes are highly encouraged to enroll their travel with both On Call International for in-country alerts, as well as with CISI for medical as well as non-medical (political insecurity and natural disaster) emergency evacuation coverage.  Faculty and staff should respond to any and all check-in requests from the Office of International Safety & Security during their business travels abroad.

Student travel, particularly travel to high risk destinations, is subject to review at any time. The International Risk Management Advisory Board (IRMAB) retains the right to rescind approval to student travel due to deteriorating security conditions in-country. The university will work with the CISI insurance provider to assist students who are in-country regarding program relocation or evacuation.

For students participating in education abroad programs, please contact the Education Abroad Office with any questions related to program modification, relocation or cancellation and related policies.

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