A. Yale will not fund, award credit for, or otherwise sponsor or support any international undergraduate academic or extracurricular project outside of the United States when one or more of the following conditions exists:
- The U.S. State Department has issued a Travel Advisory Level 4 “Do Not Travel” for the country. If a Travel Advisory Level 4 is issued for a specific region of a country, then this restriction applies only to that region. Travel to other regions of the country is not restricted.
NOTE: Students are responsible for carefully following all State Department Travel Advisories at all levels. For example, an advisory might issue a “Do Not Travel” advisory to specific cities in a country or highlight the dangers of undertaking particular activities in that country. Students are expected to monitor such advisories and to take appropriate precautions, avoiding any specified areas or activities.
- International SOS has issued a Travel Global Risk Rating of “Extreme” or “High” for the country or a specific region of the country.
NOTE: Students are responsible for carefully following all International SOS Risk Ratings regardless of whether or not these ratings fall short of restricting student travel to the country. For example, a rating may be “Extreme” or “High” in specific cities in a country. Students are expected to monitor such advisories and to take appropriate precautions, avoiding any specified areas or activities. For more detailed, country-specific information, please utilize the Know My Risks section of the International SOS online member center.
- The student is not compliant with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
NOTE: Students are responsible for carefully following all entry requirements for their destination.
B. Yale reserves the right to decline to fund, award credit for, or otherwise sponsor or support any international undergraduate academic or extracurricular project in particular regions if it so decides. No exceptions to such restrictions will be made.
Travel restrictions will apply through the date of departure, and sponsoring offices or departments may enforce a travel restriction decision made in advance of the departure date. If such a restriction comes into effect after the student’s departure, the University reserves the right to end its sponsorship at that time, and to require the student to end the trip and leave the country. Such determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
C. Before departure, students must provide the University a statement in a form provided by the University, acknowledging their understanding of the risks of such travel, affirming that they have reviewed and understand relevant safety-related materials, and assuming the risks related to their international travel.
If you were not provided with such a form by your sponsoring office or department, you can access the Waiver/Assumption of Risk and Travel Preparation Worksheet here.