Travel Policies and Resources

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GW supports and encourages international study, work, and research as essential parts of its academic mission. To help ensure a positive international experience, the university maintains sound practices and policies for GW-sponsored or -funded travel, work, study, and residence outside of the United States. These practices and policies help us address health and safety concerns abroad, such as access to medical care and emergency evacuation services.

For students traveling on a GW program, required travel procedures are built into the online application administered by the Office for Study Abroad or sponsoring graduate school.  Students traveling for fellowships, internships, or other independent study are required to apply and register for their travel through the International Travel Proposal process.  Separate guidelines apply to GW faculty and staff who are either leading students abroad or traveling alone. Choose a link above for information relevant to your GW travel plans.


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HTH Worldwide Risk Ratings

To access destination-specific risk ratings, you will need to create a HTH Worldwide mPassport account. Please use these instructions for assistance in creating an account. 

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.