Sending Students Abroad

Special factors must be considered when students are required to travel abroad for international projects.

Resources for supporting this process include:

Program Travel for Undergraduates:

If an MIT program wishes to sponsor undergraduate travel, the program administrator or trip leader can apply for program approval if the country is assessed by the CDC as Covid-19 Level 1 or 2. Undergraduates are not permitted to travel to CDC Covid-level 3 or 4 countries. An undergraduate student (not part of an MIT program) can also directly apply for a policy exception for essential travel when the country is assessed by the CDC as Covid-19 Level 1 or 2.

In addition, if a policy exception to travel to CDC Level 1 and 2 countries is granted for students, they will also need to apply for approval  if the travel is to an area rated level 3 or 4 by the U.S. Department of State. For more information and guidance on International travel, please refer to the Covid-19 Travel Policy.