Students are subject to UW-Madison’s “International Travel Policy” (International Travel Resources, Guidelines and Policies).
Under this policy, students are precluded from traveling to any location that remains under a U.S. Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 advisory, a CDC Travel Health Notice Level 3, and/or a CDC COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Level 4 or “unknown” characterization. The policy offers a process by which waivers can be requested if risks can be mitigated effectively. See the “Policy” tab on this website for more information about the policy and waiver process.
Students who study abroad are more likely to graduate on time — and students from underrepresented minority groups or on need-based aid benefit the most from studying overseas. -- Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month, the campus community is expressing its support for Ukrainian students and all those affected by the conflict. UW–Madison has reached out to its Ukrainian and Russian students on campus to offer support. Currently, no study abroad students are in either country.
Read the CDC's most recently updated guidance on international travel.
Enrollment in UW-System's CISI international health, medical, and evacuation insurance will be required for all employee international travel on university business as of January 1, 2022 as an allowable expense. CISI enrollment is not available for personal travel. Read the memo from the UW-Madison Provost and the Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration!
Responding to Recent Reports of Concern Affecting UW–Madison Students
UW–Madison works with local law enforcement agencies to investigate assaults near campus while providing support for concerned student communities. Read the university’s full statement.
Statement on Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents
A recent report from the Anti-Defamation League finds antisemitism has been on the rise. A number of concerning incidents have been reported at or near UW–Madison. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion LaVar Charleston are working to support campus community members and prevent such incidents in the future. Read their full statement.