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CHAPTER VI

14. FOREIGN TRAVEL FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

A Component Institution may not approve faculty, staff or students to travel for educational purposes to regions of a country that are listed with a Travel Advisory of “Level 3” or “Level 4” by the United States Department of State. However, a Component Institution may approve faculty and staff to travel for educational purposes to countries listed with a Travel Advisory of “Level 3,” except in limited circumstances as described below, by the United States Department of State, except in limited circumstances as described below.

14.1 Student Travel.

A Component Institution may approve a student to travel for educational purposes to countries listed with a Travel Advisory of “Level 3 or Level 4 due to COVID-19” by the United States Department of State, provided,

  1. the Travel Advisory of "Level 3" or "Level 4" is not based on circumstances other than the prevalence of COVID-19; and
  2. the traveler signs a waiver of liability, assumption of risk and hold harmless form, in a format approved by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel.

In addition to the above, a Component may impose additional requirements for a student to travel for educational purposes to countries with a Travel Advisory of “Level 3 or Level 4 due to COVID -19” by the United States Department of State.

14.2 Faculty and Staff Travel.

A Component Institution may approve faculty and staff to travel for educational purposes to countries listed with a Travel Advisory of “Level 3” due to any exigency or "Level 4 due to the prevalence of COVID-19" by the United States Department of State, if the traveler signs a waiver of liability, assumption of risk and hold harmless form in a format approved by the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel. Travel to an area with a Travel Advisory of Level 4 will not be approved if the Level 4 designation by the United States Department of State is for any reason other than the prevalence of COVID 19.