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Travel Waiver Policy for High-Risk Destinations

The Office for Education Abroad does not conduct education abroad programming in countries designated as high-risk unless a waiver is approved. Program directors may apply for a waiver through OIHS. Further details may be found below or you may contact us for more information.

Important Note

On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of State changed its consular safety and security messaging system. Travel Warnings are no longer issued and have been replaced with the Travel Advisory system whereby each country is issued an advisory level according to a 4-point scale. You can read more about this new system at the Department of State Travel website

MSU policy will be updated accordingly. Please monitor this website for updates. In the meantime, if you are leading or developing a program in a high-risk destination, please contact Maureen at oihs(at) or 517-884-9419 for more information.