COVID-19 information for study abroad and international travel

Updated Sept. 29, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

The University of Missouri is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. To assess risks related to study abroad and university-related student international travel, we use a variety of resources, including governmental agencies, news reports, reports from MU’s international security provider and professional health and security organizations. University updates can be found on the MU COVID-19 information portal and current travel alerts page.

When making decisions about study abroad programs, we take guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State. When considering specific programs, we also review local conditions and input from peer institutions and overseas partners.

Program changes

At this time, the University of Missouri prohibits all non-essential international and domestic travel. MU students may submit appeals to the Student Travel Abroad Review Committee for essential study abroad or university-related international travel; however, students should expect that approvals will be rare.

Review additional guidance for students planning study abroad or university-related international travel.