Undergraduate Study Abroad

Travel Advisories & Policies

Travel risk categories and the effect on international travel.

All travel, regardless of destination, brings a certain level of inherent risk. To help mitigate risk for our global travelers, Brown University regularly monitors world health, safety and security events using a variety of assessment sources. Taking input from the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), International SOS, Brown faculty and staff regional experts, among other reputable oversight agencies, the University classifies travel to world destinations into two heightened risk categories: High-Risk Travel and Restricted Travel. 

For additional information regarding travel policies as they relate to COVID-19, please refer to the Brown International Travel Risk Management webpage.

Additional Topics

While you are abroad take the same precautions you would take in any large U.S. city you are not familiar with.
If you take prescription medication or over-the-counter medication on a regular basis, research its availability and legality in your host country before going abroad.