Education Abroad Policies and Procedures

The following selected UConn Policies help govern Education Abroad. The menu on the right provides access to Education Abroad’s Procedures, which we articulate to clarify for the University community how Education Abroad conducts its standard practices.

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    Important UConn Policies for Education Abroad

    Export Control and Economic Sanctions Policy

    Individuals acting on behalf of the University, including faculty, staff and students, are responsible for complying with applicable Export Control Laws, including requirements related to international travel, the proper handling, transfer, access, storage, control, and dissemination of export controlled hardware, software, information, technology, and technical data to destinations and persons outside of the U.S., as well as in some cases, to foreign nationals at the university engaging in instruction, conducting research, or providing service activities.

    Policy for Education Abroad and Related Activities in Sites with U.S. Department of State Travel Warning/Travel Alert

    If the U.S. Department of State issues a travel warning/travel alert for a particular country or region within a country, UConn will suspend approval of any current Education and Activities Abroad program or individual university-sponsored or university-related travel by UConn students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty and/or staff and will not approve any new travel in that country as long as the travel warning/travel alert is in effect unless an application for a Waiver of this policy is submitted and approved by the Vice President for Global Affairs.  Without approval of the Waiver, university support is withdrawn. No academic credit will be awarded for programs in those countries, and reimbursement for the travel may be denied.

    Purchases for Use Abroad

    Most of UConn’s purchases are made in the United States or are made overseas for use in the United States. But UConn is a global research University that sponsors, or participates in, teaching, research, and other programs around the world. These programs provide important educational opportunities for students and support research and service by faculty and students.

    Student International Travel Policy

    Any student who travels internationally for university-sponsored or university-related purposes is required to register with Global Affairs.

    Travel & Entertainment Policy and Procedures Manual

    As a State agency, we must respect and safeguard our travel privileges and funds. We must practice fiscal, ethical, and public responsibility. This policy sets forth rules and procedures that balance the University’s legitimate travel and entertainment needs with sound stewardship of public resources.

    Undergraduate Education Field Trip Policy

    Field Trips are an important component of the experiential learning advocated in the University’s academic plan for undergraduate education.