Study, Travel and Research in Countries under Travel Warnings
At Carolina, there are many opportunities for international education and research through organized study-abroad programs, more informal educational trips and independent study and research funded in whole or in part through the University. As our global engagement increases, additional risk is inevitable as activities are affected by war, terrorism, political unrest, natural catastrophes and epidemics worldwide. The University endeavors to balance the value of participation in international educational activities against the potential risk to its students and employees of such participation. In balancing these factors, the University relies on information from the U.S. Department of State and its Travel Warnings and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and its Travel Notices. Consequently, the University has developed this policy governing educational and other activities in countries for which the Department of State has issued a Travel Warning and countries for which the Centers for Disease Control has issued a Travel Notice.
|Level 3 (Red)
|Level 2 (Yellow)
|Level 1 (Green) Routine Travel|
|No student travel – and
no waiver accepted
|Special Student Travel Waiver Required: To travel to a country in the Level 2 Yellow category, students must acknowledge a travel risk waiver when registering in the Global Travel Registry. Anyone under 18 years of age must contact Gunnar Wieboldt in the Office of University Counsel for a hard-copy waiver which requires a parent/guardian signature.||General Travel Release Form: Students traveling to countries in the Level 1 Green category should download and complete the general travel release form and submit it to the department sponsoring or affiliated with the student’s travel.
North Korea (Democratic People’s Rep.)
Republic of South Sudan
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Israel & West Bank (not incl. Gaza)
UNC’s Global Travel Registry and Travel Warnings are managed by:
Andrew Hunt, Executive Assistant
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost