All HLS students who are traveling abroad under HLS auspicesâ€”for HLS academic credit and/or with Harvard fundingâ€”are required to examine Harvardâ€™s Global Support Servicesâ€™ travel risk ratingsÂ prior to travel.
Students who are considering travel to an area that is categorized as high-risk, during the period of the program/project under Harvard auspices, must both:
- Complete and submit the Questionnaire for Graduate Student Travel at least 30 days in advance* of the expected travel date (access to the document requires a HarvardKey log-in).
- Consult with a member of the Global Support Services safety and security team if requested to do so by GSS or HLSâ€™ International Legal Studies.
These steps are requiredÂ in order to obtain clearance for travel in conjunction with courses or clinics as well as independent travel, and applies for the duration of the placement or project abroad. Please be aware that HLS may advise againstâ€”and may even withhold support forâ€”travel that is deemed to pose excessive risk.
* In the rare event that circumstances beyond a studentâ€™s control do not allow for at least 30 daysâ€™ advance notice, the student should contact International Legal Studies and provide a detailed explanation. If circumstances warrant, ILS will request an expedited review.