Students on an international train.

The U.S. Department of State travel advisory system provides tiered levels of advice ranging from Levels 1-4. Travel advisories at Levels 2-4 indicate risk indicators related to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health, and natural disasters.

Travel Advisory Activity
Level 1 Exercise normal precautions.
Level 2 Exercise increased caution.
Level 3 Reconsider travel.
Level 4 Do not travel.

Middlebury Policy

  • Travel to a Level 1 advisory country requires no additional review.

  • Travel to a Level 2 advisory country where Middlebury has a school or presence does not require additional review. If Middlebury does not have a presence in a Level II country, a second level review by a subcommittee of the Global Operations Committee will be completed.

  • Travel to a Level 3 or Level 4 advisory country requires a second level review (including input from Global Rescue) by the Global Operations Committee’s executive sponsors and delegates. If a traveler is approved to go to a Level III or Level IV country, the individual will be required to complete an additional waiver form.

Traveling with or Sponsoring Students

If you are a department sponsoring students abroad or a faculty member taking student research assistants abroad, please review the following documents:

Global Operations
Sunderland Language Center
College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753