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Undergraduate Travel Policies

Northwestern University encourages its students to participate in a wide variety of educational experiences abroad. To minimize health and safety risks, the University has adopted the following policies and procedures to govern undergraduate travel for international opportunities and experiences.

In general, undergraduate participation in Northwestern study abroad or non-credit international activities (see definitions below) is permitted, unless the destination country is subject to a U.S. DOS Travel Warning or a CDC Travel Notice Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel

To travel to these types of locations, you must request special permission (Travel Permission Request) from Northwestern's International Risk Assessment Committee (IRAC) at least one quarter prior to the planned departure. The committee reviews each request and submits a recommendation to the Provost for approval. Students and their sponsors should review the Undergraduate International Travel Policy to learn more about this policy and how to navigate the Travel Permission Request process.

Undergraduate travel options and their related requirements

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