Message From the Dean Regarding CCAS Interim Travel Policy

Paul Wahlbeck, Dean, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Paul Wahlbeck, Dean, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
May 21, 2020

Dear CCAS Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Based on GW's Interim International Travel Policy that was announced by GW Provost M. Brian Blake and Executive Vice President Mark Diaz on May 19, we would like to inform you of the approval process for requesting essential international travel in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS). 

All essential travel requests by CCAS faculty, staff, and students must be submitted through the CCAS Dean’s Office of Global Initiatives (CCAS Global) and are subject to approval by me. This process will assist us in facilitating, tracking, and making informed decisions around travel as we continue to navigate the evolving public health situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about the process for requesting essential international travel, please contact Ms. Taoran Sun, Executive Director of Global Initiatives, at [email protected] or the CCAS Global office at [email protected]. Questions about the interim policy as established for university-wide guidance can be directed to Donna Scarboro, Associate Provost for International Programs, via [email protected]. Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding as we work together to promote the health and safety of our community.

Best regards,

Dean Paul Wahlbeck