If you are traveling to a country not on the UTSA Restricted Regions List you do not have to apply for approval from the IOC, however, we recommend you register with STEP, ISOS, and reveiw the US State Department and CDC Health Advisories.
Provide adequate explanation for how travel is linked to institutional and academic goals, as determined by department, college or unit.
Show a thorough grasp of all major health, safety, or security concerns in the request
Provide an adequate risk mitigation strategy
Include academic purpose, logistics information (mode of travel, lodging, schedule, etc.), knowledge of the area, language skills and challenges, and emergency points of contact for each traveler in both the restricted region and the U.S.
Follow risk classification approval process listed above