Learning Abroad Center

Nonaffiliated Programs in High-Risk Travel Destinations

Policy Statement

Students wishing to participate in a nonaffiliated program in a location designated by the US State Department as Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4 must have University of Minnesota ITRAAC approval prior to moving into the "Confirmed" application status.


If a student is already in the "Confirmed" application status when a Travel Advisory is elevated to a Level 3 or 4, the Learning Abroad Center will notify the student and move the student's application back to "Pending" status until ITRAAC approval is granted. If ITRAAC approval is not granted, the student will not be eligible to participate on the nonaffiliated program and the application fee will be refunded.

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for specific academic reasons in consultation with the student's home college.