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International Studies Office Student travel to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua Restricted

Summary: International Studies Office
Student travel to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua Restricted
Due to increasing concerns about personal safety and security, the University's Risk
Management Committee for Education Abroad has restricted student travel to Guatemala,
Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The restrictions are the same as those placed on student
travel to countries under a Department of State Travel Warning (University Policy on Student
Travel). The University will suspend approval of and terminate all ongoing study abroad by
University of Virginia undergraduate students of any nationality in the four countries. No
University undergraduate student is permitted to embark on study abroad in the affected
locale, region, or country; nor are University sponsored programs, including short-term faculty-
led programs, permitted. University sponsored programs include programs that provide funding
for undergraduate research and service. These include but are not limited to JPC, CGH and
Exemptions to the policy may be requested by undergraduate students participating in non-
University of Virginia programs per student petition and additional waiver and release of
liability. An undergraduate student wishing to request approval of participation in a non-
University of Virginia study abroad program in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and
Nicaragua may follow the guidelines documented at: Procedures. The decision of the
International Studies Office will be final.
Graduate and professional students may travel to the region if they cannot complete their


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences