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MU student international travel policy

To minimize health, safety and security risks, students planning to study in and university divisions sponsoring educational activities in countries or regions with one of the following must request approval from the university's Student Travel Abroad Review Committee.

In addition, travelers may be required to request approval to travel to locations or participate in programs that pose a specific health, safety or security concern as indicated by other authorities, such as the World Health Organization, non-U.S. government authorities (e.g., Australian or Canadian authorities), University of Missouri insurance providers and university authorities.

Read the full text of MU's international travel policies:


If a student chooses to travel to a country or region with a Department of State travel advisory level three or four or a CDC travel warning (level three) against the advice of the university, or does not request STAR Committee approval prior to going abroad:

  • In cases of emergency, student may not have access to university support or resources during that time including:
    • UM-negotiated international sickness and accident insurance;
    • Security intelligence;
    • Security, political, natural disaster and medical evacuation services;
    • Campus and university medical, legal and financial support services available to students on the MU campus.
  • Students seeking academic credit:
    • May lose scholarships or financial aid requiring continuous enrollment at MU;
    • May not receive academic credit for the study abroad experience.