Pepperdine University values international travel experiences that develop cultural
and interpersonal competencies as these experiences are an important part of the educational
process. Whether studying, serving, or building community, Pepperdine travel experiences
mark significant milestones in a student's intellectual, personal, professional, and
Review the information on the destination country on the U.S. State Department website.
State Department Travel Warning List
Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country
dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid
or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when
the US government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the
closure of an embassy or consulate or because of the drawdown of its staff. A list
of current travel warnings is available on the State Department's website.
As a policy, Pepperdine University does not sponsor or provide funding for any University-related
travel to countries on the US State Department Travel Warning List for a variety of
reasons. Schools or departments wishing to sponsor a trip to one of these countries
should consult with their dean to gain special approval by the provost and executive
vice president. In some cases, the Office of Insurance & Risk will purchase additional
insurance policies for trips to countries on the State Department Travel Warning List.