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Travel Advisories

The safety of our students is the top priority for Texas State University. Approved locations for Education Abroad programs must have a travel advisory level 1 or level 2  issued by the U.S. Department of State. 

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

If a is a U.S. citizen they can register their travel plans with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrolls a traveler’s itinerary with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, sends travelers health and security updates for the countries they are traveling to, as well as helps friends and family to contact travelers in case of an emergency.

Education Abroad Travel Alert Policy

Texas State University monitors information relevant to the safety of its Education Abroad students, faculty, and staff as their safety and security is of the utmost importance. In evaluating the safety of travel abroad on university-sponsored Education Abroad programs, Texas State gives primary consideration to Travel Advisories and Alerts issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.