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Program Description:

Cornell's International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) reviews the security situation in all travel warning countries designated by the U.S. Department of State, and additional countries designated by our emergency assistance provider (UHC Global) in which there is a high risk. ITART has two main functions:

  • to advise travelers and consider requests for exceptions to the International Travel Policy prior to international travel
  • to respond, in conjunction with UHC Global Assistance, to international emergency situations.

Faculty and staff members

Travel to elevated- or high-risk countries is permitted but discouraged, especially if alternate venues for projects and research are available. It is strongly recommended that faculty members register their travel. Staff members are required to register university-related travel.


All students (undergraduates and graduate students) who have plans to travel to any of these destinations are required to submit their travel plans for review to the ITART committee 6-8 weeks prior to intended travel.

Regardless of destination, all undergraduate and graduate students must register their trip with Cornell's Travel Registry.

ITART reviews the security situation in all travel warning countries designated by the US Department of State and additional countries designated by UHCGlobal in which there is an elevated risk. ITART must approve of all student travel (undergraduate and graduate) that takes place in ITART review countries, including travel led by faculty members. As long as Cornell monies or credit is associated with the travel, then ITART approval is required. There are additional forms and application procedures that must be completed for ITART approval. 

An updated list of elevated risk countries is found on the International Travel Registry website.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for your approval to be granted. Exceptions to this time frame can be made on a case-by-case basis.

You will need the following information to complete your application:

  • Emergency contacts

  • Full trip itinerary

  • Program details and specific country location risks

  • Proposed risk mitigation plan

Lex Enrico Santí, Coordinator of Travel Safety will be in touch after your application has been submitted. Please finish all documentation.

To begin the ITART review process, click the "start applying" button.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Travel Registry 2019 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.