1. Check for Travel Warnings

Issued by the U.S. Department of State, this is a high level of warning against travel to a particular country, due to multiple factors which might include:

  • Ongoing or intense crime/violence

  • Natural disaster

  • Civil war

  • Frequent terrorist attacks.

Check the US State Department/Bureau of Consular Affairs for the most up-to-date list of current Travel Warnings in your chosen destination:

2. Review JWU's Process

If your travel destination is currently under a Travel Warning, consult these documents for details on JWU’s Travel Warning Process. 

3. Request Approval

This form should be submitted prior to the purchase of flights and visas, preferably at least 3 months in advance of anticipated travel. 

4. Await Approval

All university-sponsored travel to countries currently under a US Travel Warning must be approved by the Provost, or designee, after recommendation from the International Travel Risk Management Committee.


International Travel Risk Management Committee

The committee is a multi-departmental committee with a charge to manage international travel risk concerns on behalf of the university, comprised of the following Johnson & Wales University staff members:

  • Insurance & Property Risk Manager (co-chair)

  • Director of Study Abroad Programs (co-chair)

  • Provost, or designee

  • Executive Director of JWU Global

  • Chief Security Officer

  • Director of Emergency Management

  • Vice President of Human Resources, or designee

  • Vice President of Experiential Education & Career Services, or designee

  • Associate Dean of Counseling, Health & Wellness



For questions about the committee or the travel approval process, contact us: