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Office of International Programs & Exchange

Building 39, Room C01-A | phone 202.274.5933 | phone 202.274.5305 | email

Office Hours
8:30–5:00 Mon - Fri

Bringing a global and international focus to UDC's courses of study.

Traer un enfoque global e internacional para la UDC cursos de estudio

Apporter une approche globale et internationale à des cours de l'UDC de l'étude.


جلب التركيز العالمي والدولي لدورات الشركة المتحدة للتنمية للدراسة.

Study Abroad Policy

Important Study Abroad Forms for Faculty and Students

Study Abroad Policy/Guidelines and Application

GROUP International Travel Information Form - (For Faculty/Staff Groups Leaders)

Pre-Departure Information - (for Accepted Participants)

Study Abroad Scholarship Directories

Study Abroad Evaluation

The University of the District of Columbia supports a broad range of activities which provide opportunities for Education Abroad. This policy include study abroad for a semester or year, faculty-led travel/study courses, internships abroad, and community-based service learning and research abroad. The risks and considerations associated with travelling to various international destinations vary depending on the destination, activity and travelers involved.

This policy provides guidance in the following areas: (a) general safety and security considerations to be taken into account in programming involving international travel; and (b) situations in which the University arranges and/or sponsors a program involving travel to a destination subject to a crisis or emergency, whether caused by political or military circumstances, public health crises, natural disasters, or other circumstances or events.

Travel Warnings, Alerts, Advisories and/or Public Announcements

The Office of International Programs and Exchanges monitor country travel warnings, advisories and/or public announcements set forth by the U.S. Department of State or other agencies, e.g. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a U.S. Department of State travel warning is in effect for the date of intended university-sponsored and/or arranged travel, the Office of International Programs and Exchanges will cancel the trip. If a travel advisory, alert or public announcement is in effect for the date of intended university-sponsored and/or arranged travel, the Director of International Programs and Exchanges will forward information to the provost for further review, including potential recommendations for trip cancellation if there is founds to be substantial risk to the traveler. UDC reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led travel study program and to not approve any individual education abroad program given perceived risk factors.

Study Abroad and Faculty Exchange Opportunities

UDC Study Abroad Venues – Outbound
The office of International Programs and Exchange seeks to build on a tradition of Study abroad program activities; by drawing upon the interest of its rich pool of diverse faculty members who have led a number of activities in various countries, in addition to individual student initiatives in association with established programs. 

University of the District of Columbia and University of Sunderland
In keeping with the spirit of the Friendship Agreement between the US capital and Sunderland; and drawing upon a period of visits exchange of information and productive discussions the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Sunderland have signed an agreement for cooperation. 

The content of the cooperation includes collaboration between the two universities with a view of establishing legal partnerships in areas such as journalism software and IT, renewable energy, sports, early childhood, history, English, politics, business law, workforce development,  enterprise and innovation.

Please refer to the OIPE Handbook for more information.

Helpful Information

CISI International Insurance

Cultural Insurance Services International provides insurance coverage and travel assistance to participants of cultural exchange programs.
For more information, click here.

State Department Travel Warnings

The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country specific information, travel alerts, and travel warnings are vital parts of this program.
For more information, click here.

Center for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control informs the public on travel health information on country specific locations.
For more information, click here.