Travel Warnings

Travel Warning in Mexico

On August 22, 2017 the US State Department issued a revised travel warning for Mexico. Visit the US Department of State website for the full text.

The Learning Abroad Center submitted a petition to the University of Minnesota's International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC), the committee responsible for making decisions related to the Travel Warning Policy, for the Study Abroad in Mexico program. The committee has approved the petition for 2017-18 programs, provided that participants abide by the guidelines and restrictions below.

The Learning Abroad Center Must

All Students on the Program Must

ITRAAC maintains the authority to suspend an education abroad opportunity sponsored by the University, including any previously approved, when a significant health or safety concern is raised regarding the opportunity. For more information on this, visit GPS Alliance's Travel Approval page.

In addition to the travel restrictions required by ITRAAC, students on the Learning Abroad Center program in Mexico are not allowed to travel to the cities of Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo or any area that the US State Department travel warning recommends that US citizens defer non-essential travel to.

We are confident that Cuernavaca remains a safe place for students. We will keep students posted as we continue to monitor the situation in Cuernavaca and other parts of Mexico and receive updates from our on-site staff and the State Department.

Students and parents can email Ellen Reid or call 612.626.7134 or 612.626.9000 with questions or concerns about safety on the Study Abroad in Mexico program.

Students on Affiliated programs in Mexico must submit an individual petition to ITRAAC and can contact their Learning Abroad Center program team if they have questions.