Travel Advisory Policy

  1. Students studying abroad should carefully consider the risks in consultation with official sources of travel information such as the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

  2. It is the responsibility of the student, in consultation with their family, to assess the safety of a student’s proposed trip.  

  3. All students participating in a study abroad program must sign a release. (the Student Safety, Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Indemnification Agreement) prior to their departure abroad, acknowledging the risks of travel and education abroad.

  4. Student signature affirms that they have read the US Department of State’s Travel Advisories and Country Specific Information, as well as guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

  5. Travel to countries with an overall U.S. DOS Travel Advisory of Level 4 or a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Health Notice Warning Level 3 is generally prohibited. However, exceptions may be made by the College, at its sole discretion, for participation in programs that have been reviewed and approved for the College’s Approved Programs List.

  6. The College reserves the right to withdraw its approval, at its sole discretion, should conditions for approval change.

  7. The College reserves the right to take the following actions, at its sole discretion, in the event that a Travel Advisory or Warning is issued or changed before, during or after a student is in country: 

    • Suspend travel to a country. 

    • Direct students to leave the study abroad program and return to the United States.

  8. The College reserves the right to take the following actions, at its sole discretion, in the event it withdraws its approval for study abroad before a student is in country:

    • Decline to provide funding or process financial aid for study/travel to the country.

    • Decline to grant academic credit for courses for study in the country. 


Contact Us

Study Abroad

Tracy Weber
Director of Global Education
Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall, Lower Level
Phone: 610-526-7352
Fax: 610-526-7560
Office Hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Study Abroad Student Coordinator (SASC) Office Hours:
Monday | 1-2:30 p.m. Kayla Thompson
Monday | 3-5 p.m. Lyla Poonawala
Tuesday | 1-4 p.m. Kayla Thompson
Wednesday | 2:30-5 p.m. Lyla Poonawala

For Bryn Mawr Study Abroad Students:
Click here to see my availability and schedule an advising appointment.