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Travel Advisory Warnings and Petitions

Any student traveling to study, conduct research or field work or participate in an international program in another country with a Department of State Travel Warning must present a Travel Warning Petition for traveling under these circumstances. The International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC)'s recommendation to the provost will depend on the academic value of the travel to the student's curriculum, as well as on the current security and health conditions in the target country that may affect the student's safety. Students traveling on an approved Ohio State study abroad program managed by the Office of International Affairs should present such a petition one month prior to the application deadline. Students traveling independently to conduct research, field work, etc. should present a petition a minimum of 60 days prior to proposed travel.

The use of Ohio State-based scholarships for study abroad in countries under a current Department of State Travel Warning are subject to additional restrictions. Undergraduate students may only receive such awards for Ohio State Study Abroad programs and contingent on receiving approval from the International Travel Policy Committee for such travel. Graduate and professional students proposing travel for an individual project to a region currently under a Department of State Travel Warning may be eligible for such financial support pending approval of their travel petition to the International Travel Policy Committee.

For further information, please contact Dru Simmons, international risk manager.