Office of Global Engagement

Planning Your Global Activity

Studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad requires careful planning and access to reliable sources of information. Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, heading to a familiar area of the globe or embarking on an entirely new opportunity, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the following information:


For students:



For faculty, staff, and students:

  • The following, most comprehensively-sanctioned countries will require advance planning and coordination with our Export Control office: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Crimea Region of the Ukraine. Contact the Export Control Officer as soon as you anticipate travel to one of these countries. 
  • If you are hand-carrying or shipping any tangible research items or materials abroad, contact Brown’s Export Control Officer for an export control review. Please make contact well in advance of your planned travel; if an export license is required, acquiring a license can take upwards of 30 days. Visit Brown’s export control website for more information on export controls and international travel.