UVA Student Projects Abroad
Student international travel for university-related purposes remains restricted in response to the pandemic. The International Studies Office website provides information on current restrictions, including the University Restriction on All Student International Travel due to COVID19.
The Student Projects Abroad Travel Registry is not accepting requests for an exemption to the restriction for January 2022. For Summer 2022, open a registration and email email@example.com for instructions. Exemption requests for student travel abroad will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though decisions will not be made until at most four weeks before the scheduled departure date. Visit the Education Abroad COVID Considerations webpage for further considerations related to the pandemic.
The Student Projects Abroad application is appropriate for UVA graduate and undergraduate students conducting a research, service-learning, or practicum project outside the United States and who are applying for funding from one of the following award programs.
- Award Programs: Arts Undergraduate Award, Center for Global Health Scholars Award, College of Arts & Sciences Small Grants, College Council Research Grants, College Council Minerva Awards, Community Based Research Grant (CBRG), Davis Peace Prize, Dee Family Global Fellowship, Double Hoo Research Grant, Guatemala Initiative, Harrison Undergraduate Research Award, Ingrassia Family Echols Scholar Research Grant, Institute for Practical Ethics Internships, Project on Lived Theology Grants, Rodman Scholars Awards, IRC Travel & Learn Awards.
- Non-UVA Students: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to apply before starting an application.
- UVA Global Internships: Contact Ingrid Hakala at email@example.com.
- Other Travel for University-Related Purposes: If you are not applying for funding from one of these awards, follow the instructions for the Student Travel Registry
Opening an Application
To open an application, click the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of this page. You will be guided through entering the destination(s) and dates for your project. Dates should be inclusive of your project but not include personal travel before or after. Keep in mind that you will only be permitted to open one application per academic year. If you are planning more than one project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help opening additional applications. You can return to an application multiple times. To exit the application, click the "Logout" button. When you return, sign in directly through the "Login" button on the Education Abroad homepage. Be sure to save your work between sessions.
Pre-Decision and Post-Decision Requirements
The Student Projects Abroad application consists of two sets of requirements - pre-decision and post-decision - and students must complete all requirements before departure and/or before funding can be released. In the Pre-Decision phase, you will download, complete, and submit the ISO Travel Form which allows ISO to make a preliminary assessment of the safety of your project. In some cases, the Travel Form may lead to an in-person interview. Once safety concerns have been determined to meet University expectations, your application will be advanced to the Post-Decision phase and you will receive an automatically-generated email indicating that you can work on the Post-Decision requirements.
All requirements should be completed 30 days prior to departure or prior to when you expect funds to be released. The International Studies Office recommends that students complete their application as early as possible.
Change of Plans
If plans change after having submitted the application or a requirement, you can edit by clicking on the pencil icon to the right of any checkbox. If you no longer plan to participate in the international activities altogether, please contact the International Studies Office at email@example.com and ask to withdraw your application.
Questions regarding the application or any of the requirements may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.