At this time, TCU will not require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to study abroad, to participate in an international program, or to participate in a domestic program away from the TCU campus unless proof of vaccine:
- is required by the national or local authorities in the program location,
- is required by the contracted program or logistical coordinator or the local program partner, or
- is required by third parties to access or participate in required program facilities or activities.
The COVID-19 vaccine is the single most important action travelers can take to protect themselves and protect the host community. TCU strongly advises all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to traveling. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns U.S. citizens to not travel until fully vaccinated.
See program-specific pages for requirements of the host country or host program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated” with respect to domestic and international programs?
COVID-19 policies of the host country will determine what is considered “fully vaccinated.” At this time, most countries recognize all vaccines available in the US, and typically require a period of 14-28 days to be considered fully vaccinated. We anticipate additional requirements surrounding booster doses to follow. Vaccines are available at the TCU Health Center.
What if the vaccine requirements change after I commit to a program?
International and domestic regulations regarding COVID-19 are extremely fluid. All TCU students will be expected to fully comply with vaccine requirements of the host country or any host country/third party provider. In addition, if proof of vaccine becomes necessary to access program facilities or participate in required activities, students will be expected to provide proof of vaccine in order to participate in a TCU study abroad or domestic program. Students should be aware that they may not be eligible for vaccination in another location after arrival and should take all necessary steps to become fully vaccinated before program participation. Vaccines are available at the TCU Health Center.
All students should carefully consider how the potential for additional COVID-related health and safety requirements might impact their decision to participate in a domestic or international program. Published cancellation fees will apply.
If I am traveling on behalf of TCU but not with a program (i.e., conference, research), what do I need to know?
You are responsible for monitoring all vaccine requirements for all venues and places you may visit. COVID conditions and requirements are extremely fluid and changes to policy may result in travel disruptions, additional costs, and my ability to access venues or activities.
Which TCU program require/do not require me to be fully vaccinated to participate? (updated 6/15/2022)
Please refer to the Global TCU brochure for the program you are interested in to learn more about vaccine requirements. We will continue to monitor changes to host country COVID-19 regulations and update as appropriate.