Travelers must assess their health needs and make the decision to travel accordingly. Before financially committing to the program, students must realistically assess their health needs, with the guidance of their physician, and make the decision to travel accordingly.
All Participants are expected to be in Good Standing
All students are expected to be in good standing, including good academic standing and good conduct standing, to participate in programs abroad.
International Travel Policy
The University of Arkansas adheres to the Travel Advisories provided by the U.S. State Department.
Level 1: “Exercise normal precautions” Level 2: “Exercise increased caution” Level 3: “Reconsider Travel” Level 4: “Do not travel”
Travel to destinations or countries under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: "Reconsider Travel" will be considered only upon Petition by the student. The University of Arkansas does not allow travel, research or study in locations where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory: "Do Not Travel". In addition, the University may not support travel to countries based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding outbreaks of infectious disease.
To review travel advisories for all countries of travel, visit the US Department of State website. For policy information, reference Provost Academic Policy 1835.00.
COVID-19 Travel Announcement
Effective March 11, 2020, all university-sponsored out-of-state travel is suspended – both domestic and international – for the next 60 days. The suspension could be extended in the future. Additionally, after much careful consideration and deliberation, all summer UA-sanctioned study abroad programs with scheduled departure dates through June 15 have been cancelled as of Friday, March 13, 2020. This decision impacts all summer study abroad students on faculty-led programs, Rome Center, third-party programs, summer exchange programs, credit-bearing internship/service-learning/research/independent study. Programs with departure dates after June 15 will be re-evaluated at a later date.