Yale University International Travel Policy for Yale College Students
International travel is best undertaken by well-informed travelers. All Yale College students are responsible for their own safety when traveling internationally, whether or not their activities abroad are funded by Yale awards or accorded credit by Yale. The University strongly encourages all members of the University community who are contemplating travel abroad for educational or other purposes to review thoroughly and to familiarize themselves with the political, health, crime, and other safety-related conditions prevailing in any country and specific locations within it. In addition to web-based information that is provided by various governments, the University encourages Yale students to consult the comprehensive website offered by UnitedHealthcare Global, a private travel emergency assistance provider engaged by Yale to support students, faculty, and staff who are traveling internationally.
The Yale University International Travel Policy for Yale College Students determines to which countries travel is restricted. It is every student's responsibility to be aware of this policy and to stay informed of any changes in the status of their planned destination.
The following provisions apply to all Yale College students who wish to undertake international travel that is:
Yale Affiliates Conducting Academic Work in Cuba
Authorization to participate in academic study, research, or teaching in Cuba is no longer required by the Yale Office of General Counsel provided participants retain for five years, full and accurate records demonstrating that the activities were permitted and were not primarily tourist-oriented. For details on eligibility, please visit the Yale University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel website. Individuals interested in activities sponsored by or under the auspices of Yale not listed on the above website must contact the Office of General Counsel at 203-432-4949.
Reviewed December 1, 2015