Important Travel Notices
The Office of Global Engagement & Special Programs has been monitoring the progression of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and will continue to do so in collaboration with the Office of Learning Abroad and UH Global. Rest assured, we prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff abroad and away, as well as that of our guides, vendors, and community partners with whom we work on the ground.
As such, the OGESP is following the University of Houston System’s guidance, which is to restrict all international and some domestic travel through December 1, 2021. This includes all undergraduate faculty-led, affiliated, exchange, and student service organization programs; sponsored scholarship, fellowship, or research opportunities abroad; and any other programs that would be considered international or domestic travel for curricular or co-curricular purposes.
This decision was not taken lightly. It came after careful and thoughtful assessment of local, national, and global developments resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, and is in accordance with the guidance set forth by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is, the University believes, the best and most responsible course of action.
All students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally with the Honors College and the University of Houston must have CISI medical insurance. Some domestic locations may require travelers to have COVID-19 coverage. Students are encouraged to purchase travel insurance that includes a "cancel for any reason" option. Note that these policies may not cover COVID-19.
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Resources on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
This website will be updated regularly. Please contact your program leader or the Office of Global Engagement and Special Programs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any program-specific questions or concerns. For more general learning abroad questions, please contact the Office of Learning Abroad at email@example.com.