Travel Questions

The New School is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has not restricted travel within the United States at this time. The university will not fund or sponsor undergraduate student travel to countries on the U.S. State Department Warning List or to countries where the United States has issued travel restrictions. For more information on the U.S. State Department Warning List, go to www.travel.state.gov

If you plan to travel outside the United States, you should check the U.S. State Department Warning and travel restriction list at to www.travel.state.gov. If you plan to travel within the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has not restricted travel within the United States at this time, but you should check it's website for updates. Student travelers should leave their emergency contact information and travel itineraries with a family member, so that they can be alerted in case of emergencies concerning health and safety.

If you plan to travel outside the United States, you should check the U.S. State Department Warning and travel restriction list at to www.travel.state.gov. If you plan to travel within the United States, the Centers for Disease Control, has not restricted travel within the United States at this time , but you should check its website for updates. Student travelers should leave their emergency contact information and travel itineraries with a family member, so that they can be alerted in case of emergencies concerning health and safety.

At this time, we expect that study abroad programs for spring 2010 will proceed without interruption. Please check with your study-abroad coordinator for the latest updates.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers at high risk for complications from any form of flu, (i.e. those with asthma, diabetes or other chronic conditions, those who are immuno-compromised, and pregnant women), should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. Individuals and their doctors should look carefully at the H1N1 flu situation in their travel destination and the available healthcare options in the area. They should discuss their specific health situations and possible increased risk of traveling in an area affected by H1N1 flu.

For more information, visit the CDC's website on travelers' health.

If you experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or vomiting, while traveling abroad, contact International SOS for a referral to a local healthcare provider. If you are traveling in the United States, contact the local hospital or your personal physician. For those traveling with a group, notify your group leader or program sponsor. Group leaders should contact the student's home division dean's office after the student has been seen by a medical provider. If you are traveling alone, after seeking medical assistance, please contact your home divisions dean’s office. This should not be the first point of contact, but as a follow up resource.

If you are traveling during term time and will not be able to return to The New School in a timely fashion, remember to contact your instructors.

Travelers should be prepared to be quarantined in some countries even if they do not exhibit symptoms but have been within a certain proximity of others affected by H1N1. In the event of quarantine, travelers should make use of the Internet and/or a cell phone for communication and identify reliable sources of health care and basic daily needs.

We encourage university offices and departments to remind their campus visitors to heed information provided by health authorities as they consider traveling, and to consult a physician before traveling if they have flu-like symptoms. All visitors should follow infection-control steps, including covering your mouth and nose if you have a cough or sneeze. Frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers also is recommended.

There are no changes in university operations or activities at this time, and no plans to limit visitors to campus. In light of this public health issue, we do encourage campus visitors to heed information provided by health authorities as you consider travel, and to consult a physician before traveling if you have symptoms. We will continue to monitor the situation, and any updates pertaining to university events will be posted on this website.