Travel Warning Policy

Students who plan academic-related travel or who intend to receive Brown funding for travel to a country on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning List are required to submit a Supplementary Waiver and Acknowledgement Form to Brown’s Office of International Programs. By signing this form, you acknowledge that you are aware of the Travel Warning, its recommendations, and your personal responsibility for the associated risks.

Brown’s approval/support of the program of study/research is not granted unless the Supplementary Waiver and Acknowledgement Form is signed by you and a parent or legal guardian.

Please contact the Office of International Programs to receive the form and additional information about the Travel Warning Policy.

Prohibition Travel Clause

Brown may, at its discretion, prohibit undergraduate study abroad or other university-sponsored undergraduate activity at sites where the severity of the U.S. State Department Travel Warning is particularly acute. In these instances, Brown University will not approve undergraduate study abroad programs occurring therein, nor will the University sponsor undergraduate groups, or award fellowships, scholarships, or grants to undergraduates for travel to these locations.

Inquiries can be directed to the Office of International Programs.

Travel Prohibition: Country List
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank)
  • Yemen