In support of the international work that is needed to help carry out UW–Madison’s mission in which faculty, staff, and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all, the safety and security of UW–Madison employees and students abroad is of utmost importance. In order to help protect our employees and students, the following policy was adopted to ensure that a consistent set of standards are followed to address concerns about the health and safety of UW–Madison employees and students during university-affiliated international travel.
It is not the intention of this policy, either explicitly or implicitly, to intrude upon or otherwise restrict the academic freedom of any member of the university community. It is the sole intention to provide a framework for safeguarding the university community with respect to university-affiliated international travel.
This policy is in addition to, and does not replace, any other university policies, most notably the UW-3015 Accounting Services Travel Policies & Procedures.
Important websites include:
U.S. State Department:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
U.S. Department of State advisory level designations can be found on the country information page for the destination.
CDC notices can be found on the CDC webpage.
This policy was developed by the 2013-14 University International Travel Committee and approved by the provost. Revisions to this policy may be implemented by the University International Travel Committee with approval by the dean and vice provost of the International Division. Questions about this policy should be directed to the international safety and security director.