Student Travel Guidelines

GW Student on Uhuru Peak

For travel guidelines, see the section below that applies to you:

  • Students traveling for an international fellowship, internship, or independent research (e.g., capstone or thesis)

International Travel Approval Process

  • MPH Students traveling for an international public health practicum (Practicum Proposal must first be submitted in GWork) 

International Practicum Proposal

  • Undergraduate students traveling on a program offered by GW’s Office for Study Abroad:

Office for Study Abroad

  • Graduate students traveling on an Elliott School, School of Business, or GW Medical School program:

Elliott School of International Affairs International Programs & Education Office

School of Business Office of Global & Experiential Education

School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of International Medicine Programs  

  • Students participating in a Short-Term Study Abroad Program administered by GW's Office for Study Abroad:



GW students are eligible to purchase international health insurance coverage at a reduced rate through GeoBlue. Visit the GeoBlue site for additional information and to purchase coverage online. For more information about international health and safety, visit our Student Health and Safety page.

U.S. State Department Travel Advisories

Before traveling abroad, you should consult the U.S. Department of State's website to determine the whether your destination has a Travel Warning or Alert.

To subscribe for email notifications and alerts while abroad, please enroll in the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.