The Office of Global Engagement monitors information relevant to the safety of all Clemson students abroad from official sources as well as from our domestic and international partners and colleagues. Evaluation of security concerns and risks of travel includes monitoring the United States Department of State (DOS) travel alerts and travel warnings as well as alerts published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The University recognizes that travel warnings vary in severity, that security situations may vary considerably in different parts of a country under a Travel Warning, and that a Travel Warning does not always negate compelling academic reasons for traveling to a country. Therefore, the University will review on a case‐by-case basis all University-sponsored and/or funded student travel to any destination under a DOS, WHO, or CDC Travel Warning. The faculty or staff leaders of the impacted program(s) or students planning independent travel may petition for approval to travel.