In line with the university’s travel policy, all students (graduate and undergraduate) conducting international travel must fill out this form and receive an approved travel policy exception for certain destinations. All exception requests must be submitted at least 10 business days before departure.
For undergraduate students: Must receive an approved travel policy exception if traveling to a destination with a:
- US Department of State Travel Advisory of Level 3 or higher; and/or
- CDC Travel Recommendation of Level 2 or higher.
For graduate/professional students: Must receive an approved travel policy exception if traveling to a destination with a:
- US Department of State Travel Advisory of Level of 3 or higher; and/or a
- CDC Travel Recommendation of Level 3 or higher.
Students who do not receive an approved travel policy exception cannot conduct UT-sponsored or -supported travel (e.g. travel using UT funding, receive UT credit, etc.). Each request is carefully reviewed and considered, and not all requests are approved. You must provide a detailed rationale for why your proposed travel is essential and warrants an exception to a higher-risk location. Once your petition has been received, we will ensure that it is complete and reviewed by the International Risk Management Committee. The committee reserves the right to request additional information from an applicant.
Travel should not commence until the petition has been reviewed and approved.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Provost and/or the Center for Global Engagement reserves the right to revoke approval of petitions at any time. The changing nature of events abroad and revisions in the US Department of State’s or Centers for Disease Control’s Advisories/Warnings/Alerts may require additional reviews before and/or during travel.