Program Cancellation Policy

ISU Under­grad­u­ate Inter­na­tional Travel and Study Abroad Program
Can­cel­la­tion Policy

Iowa State Uni­ver­sity (ISU) will not oper­ate ISU Under­grad­u­ate Inter­na­tional Travel and Study Abroad Pro­grams in coun­tries where the U.S. State Depart­ment has issued a Travel Warn­ing unless approval is pro­vided by the Study Abroad Risk Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (SARMC) after a full review of the sit­u­a­tion and find­ing com­pelling rea­sons to allow the pro­gram. The Edu­ca­tion Abroad Com­mit­tee (EAC), which reviews and approves ISU Under­grad­u­ate Group Study Abroad Pro­gram pro­pos­als, will review, but will not grant full approval to, pro­posed pro­grams in loca­tions with a U.S. State Depart­ment Travel Warn­ing or a U.S. State Depart­ment Travel Alert and will refer these pro­gram pro­pos­als to the SARMC for review and approval.

SARMC is also con­vened to deter­mine the sta­tus of ISU Under­grad­u­ate Inter­na­tional Travel and Study Abroad Pro­grams should a U.S. State Depart­ment Travel Warn­ing or a U.S. State Depart­ment Travel Alert be issued for a coun­try where ISU pro­grams have been approved by the EAC or where ISU pro­grams are in progress. The SARMC may be con­vened at any point in time prior to or dur­ing a pro­gram as cir­cum­stances warrant.

As long as a U.S. State Depart­ment sta­tus that ini­ti­ated the ISU pro­gram can­cel­la­tion remains in place, future terms of a pro­gram will be sus­pended until such time as the sta­tus is lifted or the pro­gram is placed back into active sta­tus by the SARMC.

Depart­ments, col­leges, and/or Pro­gram Direc­tors may, at their dis­cre­tion, can­cel their pro­gram with­out, and prior to, under­go­ing review by the SARMC. Depart­ments, col­leges, and/or Pro­gram Direc­tors may seek excep­tion to this can­cel­la­tion pol­icy for their pro­gram by appeal­ing to the SARMC.

The SARMC is com­prised of the Asso­ciate Provost for Aca­d­e­mic Pro­grams (Chair), the Vice Pres­i­dent for Stu­dent Affairs or designee, the Direc­tor of the Study Abroad Cen­ter, the Travel Physi­cian at the Thie­len Stu­dent Health Cen­ter Travel Clinic, an attor­ney from the Office of Uni­ver­sity Coun­sel, and the Direc­tor of the Office of Risk Management.