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Undergraduate Travel Policies

travel advisory levelsNorthwestern University encourages its students to participate in educational experiences abroad. To minimize health and safety risks, the University links approval of undergraduate international travel to U.S. Department of State (DOS) Travel Advisories

Some countries considered high-risk for reasons of safety or security require special Travel Permission. Refer to the list of locations that require Travel Permission.

Undergraduate travel options and their related requirements

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is a credit-bearing educational experience abroad (either Northwestern-sponsored, affiliated, approved unaffiliated or approved non-Northwestern) that results in progress toward an academic degree at Northwestern. These programs are typically administered by the Global Learning Office. 

  • Health and safety pre-departure requirements are integrated into orientation by the sponsoring office.
Global Learning Office

Non-Credit Travel

Non-credit/non-study abroad undergraduate international activities must comply with the directives of the OGSS office. This travel will be considered Northwestern-sponsored if it meets at least one of these criteria.

International Travel Registry