Travel Policy

  • Personal Travel

    Employees and students must follow Rhode Island State Travel Guidelines for international and domestic travel.

  • RISD-sponsored Travel

    RISD-sponsored travel includes all travel funded directly by RISD, and all travel affiliated with a RISD program even if funded by others. These policies are subject to change based on evolving, site-specific health-safety conditions domestically and globally.

    Fall 2021
    - RISD-sponsored domestic travel is permitted. Course field trips are allowed, but all participants must continue to follow RISD protocol, including indoor mask wearing.
    - RISD-sponsored international travel is not permitted and will be supported only in exceptional circumstances.
    - Exceptions require advance approval by either the Provost or the SVP of Finance & Administration/Interim President.

    Wintersession 2022
    - Wintersession travel courses are canceled for AY 2021–22.
    - In lieu of travel courses, RISD global may offer international online course alternatives.

    Spring 2022
    - The European Honors Program (EHP) is suspended for Spring 2022, while RISD addresses and implements recommended improvements to the program.
    - During the program’s operational pause, RISD plans to offer alternative opportunities through companion university art and design programs in Italy. Details forthcoming.