The University of Utah is actively monitoring the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness COVID-19. The University's COVID-19 webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important updates. University of Utah Health also has a helpful webpage with FAQs, practical tips about how to protect yourself from COVID-19, and more. If you have specific questions that are not answered by the information on those webpages, we encourage you to call the U's COVID-19 telephone hotline at 801-231-2874.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023 - 2024
University of Utah, Office of Global Engagement and Learning Abroad have instituted international travel policies and guidelines to mitigate risks and ensure that travelers have a safe and healthy experience abroad. Learning Abroad prioritizes the health and safety of its students and employees traveling on University of Utah approved international travel. The following recommendations and guidance are to assist travelers to navigate and mitigate travel risks. COVID-19 and other infectious diseases can impact travel planning, logistics, finances, and educational considerations. It is critical that anyone undertaking University-affiliated international travel complete their own research and meet the requirements of any vaccination, testing, isolation, or quarantine requirements of the country(ies) of destination, host institution, partner providers, and sponsoring organizations.
University of Utah strongly recommends that all University-affiliated travelers be up to date with COVID-19 and other infectious disease vaccinations and boosters. Being up to date on vaccinations and boosters reduces the risk of severe disease, financial repercussions, and trip and program disruptions.
Along with institutional program and travel review and approval, it is strongly recommended that the traveler and/or group research specific health and vaccination requirements set by the country(ies) of destination, host institutions, partner providers, and sponsoring organizations to assure adherence to those respective policies, protocols, and procedures. All travelers should be prepared to supply vaccination records directly to the country(ies) of destination immigration agency, host institutions, partner providers, and sponsoring organizations as required. Entry/exit requirements such as vaccination proof, testing, and isolation/quarantine at international destinations and within the U.S. can shift without notice, and the University of Utah reserves the right to modify its COVID-19 vaccination requirements accordingly. The traveler is responsible for researching, planning, and navigating all entry/exit requirements for country(ies) of destination.
Please note that non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. immigrants are subject to specific COVID-19 vaccination requirements to enter the U.S. It is critical that University of Utah students and employees who are not U.S. citizens and are traveling internationally on University-affiliated business review and meet CDC entry requirements for the U.S.
Global Risk Management is available for consultation prior to your international travel. Please contact Global Risk at email@example.com or 801.581.4042 if you have questions.
Resources for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
- S. Department of State: travel advisories, COVID-19 information (country specific), and travel information country-by-country.
- S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 travel informationand Considerations for Travelers (originally written for U.S. travel but applicable for international travel as well).
- World Health Organization (WHO): COVID-19 information.
- Our World in Data (Oxford University): Research and data on COVID-19.
For full details, please refer to the CISI Policy Brochure.
Yes, if a Program is cancelled by the University of Utah before it departs, you will receive a full refund of all U of U billable Program costs, including the $500 initial payment. Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19, we recommend that you do not purchase flights, apply for a visa, complete your medical visit, receive vaccinations, etc., until instructed since Learning Abroad is unable to reimburse these non-billable costs.
Note for Affiliate Programs: Please contact your Affiliate provider to determine what costs may be refundable. Non-billable costs, such as tuition, housing, transportation, are subject to the policies of the parties to which you make the payment and the University of Utah is unable to refund any costs billed by an Affiliate. Contact the parties to which you make payments for information about withdrawal and refund policies due to COVID-19.
Note for Exchange Programs: Please contact your Learning Abroad Coordinator to determine what costs may be refundable if you have made any on-site payments. Non-billable costs such as housing are subject to the policies of the parties to which you make the payment and the University of Utah is unable to refund any costs billed by an on-site entity. Contact the parties to which you make payments for information about withdrawal and refund policies due to COVID-19.
Yes, we strongly encourage you to apply for OGE scholarships!
Please check each individual scholarship page for application deadlines and timelines.
The Office for Global Engagement will hold awarded funds for up to 3 terms for those impacted by program cancellations. If you cannot participate in a future program, you will be unable to use the scholarship.