International Studies & Programs

Countries Requiring Waivers

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) seeking to travel to one of the countries listed below, must obtain a waiver prior to departure. More information on the waiver request process may be found online or by contacting OIHS.

Countries with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning: Updated list 


The Office of International Health and Safety and the Risk and Security Assessment Committee work together to assess a range of factors related to health, safety and security to determine which countries beyond those that have received an official Travel Warning from the US State Department are considered “High-Risk” to MSU travelers.  

Countries Designated as High-Risk: 

Cote d'Ivoire