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Study Away Program Policies


Templates for documenting study away programs meeting the UGA Credit Hour Policy are listed below:

Risk Management

The University of Georgia is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff who travel to support the University's mission, and realizes that some areas and regions of the world present heightened health, safety, and security risks. Specifically, countries and areas that carry U.S. State Department Travel Advisories Level 3 or 4 require special consideration and review to manage and mitigate risk, and in many circumstances, require the avoidance of travel altogether, thus the ability to travel under UGA sponsorship or financing to countries under a State Department Travel Advisory Level 3 or 4 is limited.

Program Director and Staff Agreements

Anyone traveling in a leadership/authority position on a study away program (including graduate assistants) must complete the Program Staff Agreement.

The policies outlined in the Program Staff Agreement are available here:

UGA StudyAway Program Director's Manual

For additional information on running a program, please consult the StudyAway Program Director Manual (PDF).

Student Participant Policies

Students participating in study away programs must agree to abide by certain policies, including: *Documents marked with an asterisk (*) are signed electronically in the online application.

Institutional Policies

University of Georgia general travel policies provided by UGA Finance and Administration.

CISI Insurance

International Travel for Faculty/Staff

International travel authorities are reviewed by the Office of Global Engagement and, to assess safety and security of the target location, as with any UGA travel request, approval must be obtained prior to finalizing travel reservations.

OGE cross-checks faculty and staff travel requests with numerous security and information sources, including the State Department's list of countries with Travel Advisories level 3 and 4. The full policy on international travel to travel advisory 3 or 4 countries is available here: International Travel Policy.

As of September 1st,  2017, the U.S. government prohibits U.S. citizen travel to North Korea. Travel to Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Ukraine, which are subject to comprehensive U.S. sanctions and embargo, requires, per the UGA Travel Policy, the approval of the Office of Export Control and in many circumstances the U.S. government. For more information review the following Research Announcements and the Office of Export Control.

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