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Rice Business New Travel Guidelines

In keeping with the CDC’s recommendation to avoid nonessential travel and Rice’s guidance against domestic and international travel, Rice Business has made the decision to cancel all school-sponsored travel, such as career treks (Week on Wall Street, Seattle, Silicon Valley) and the travel component of global courses through December 31, 2020. This includes Global Field Experiences and Global Offsite Electives. It is subject to extension through the spring.

While we are canceling the travel component of the GFE and Global Offsite Electives, the courses will continue as scheduled through a virtual platform. Also, the semester exchange program has not been canceled for students who have already received nominations.

Rice Business relied on many entities to make this decision, including the CDC, International SOS (ISOS) and U.S. Department of State, Rice University Crisis Management Advisory Committee and student leadership. The considerations include exit and entry bans for many countries, quarantine requirements, and strained health systems. 

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty and our community at large. We will continue to monitor the global pandemic and state of affairs and will re-evaluate this decision for the spring semester.