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Thornton International House
344 W. Woods Street
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616

Telephone: 512.245.1967
Fax: 512.245.1644

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Labor Day

September 1st, 2014


November 27 and 28, 2014

Texas State Study Abroad is committed to ethics in our study abroad programs. Refer to the Web site of the Forum on Education Abroad for more information.

General Announcements

Register Travel Plans with the U.S. State Department

We recommend study abroad participants register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website.

New Passport Fees

Submitting incorrect passport fees could delay the processing of your application. Before submitting your application, visit the U.S. Department of State site and read the information carefully and entirely to ensure that your payment is correct.

Travel Warnings

U.S. State Department Warnings and Alerts

The U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide caution on the threat against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. Refer to the current travel warnings, the Public Announcements, and the Students Abroad pages for up-to-date information.

Study Abroad Travel Warning Policy

Texas State University-San Marcos monitors information relevant to the safety of its study abroad students, faculty, and staff as their safety and security is of the utmost importance. In evaluating the safety of travel abroad on university-sponsored study abroad programs, Texas State gives primary consideration to Travel Warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This policy only applies to persons participating in Texas State Study Abroad Programs.

Travel Warning for Mexico

On March 14, 2010, the United States Department of State (DOS) issued a Travel Warning for Mexico (refer to the current travel warnings for more information). Travel warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable.

If you decide to pursue your plans to study abroad in Mexico, please complete the Travel Waiver and return it to Texas State Study Abroad. By signing this form, you acknowledge that you have been informed of the risk involved in traveling to a country for which a travel warning has been issued, you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own welfare, and that your travel from your point of origin to your destination and return is your responsibility. You also acknowledge that Texas State is not held responsible for your participation in your study abroad program and that you have elected to travel at your own risk.

If you need counseling to locate another program, have any questions, or would like to further discuss your study abroad plans, please contact Texas State Study Abroad at 512.245.1967 to schedule an appointment.