The International Center wants to wish you a wonderful Winter Break!

The University will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019,and will re-open on January 2, 2019.

If you will travel outside the U.S. during Winter Break, please consider taking enhanced precautions, prepare for an emergency, and follow standard travel advice.

Please note UT Dallas will be closed for Thanksgiving and Winter Break. To see the specific dates, please visit the UTD Holidays webpage.

Find a reminder here on how to get emergency and travel assistance while on University International Travel, and deadlines to submit travel authorization requests prior to these university closures.

Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads and surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Major cities can be paralyzed by snow and ice. Keeping warm and healthy requires extra precautions, and people can be injured in accidents related to slippery roads. Even in mild climates, wind and rain can produce cold-related injuries in temperatures as warm as 50°F. Learn more about cold weather safety.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Spain, and Tunisia; crime and social unrest in Cameroon, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Ukraine; demonstrations in Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, and Haiti; health risks in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Democratic Republic of the Congo; law and culture in Jamaica; natural disasters in the Guatemala, and United States; risks in countries due to outbreak of Ebola.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Afghanistan and Kenya; crime and social unrest in Haiti; entry and exit requirements in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Poland; demonstrations in Georgia, Bahrain, France, Réunion and Haiti ; health risks in Madagascar and Democratic Republic of the Congo; natural disasters in the United States; various risks in Ghana, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Austria; risks in various countries due to the outbreak of Ebola.

If you will travel abroad this upcoming Winter Break, consider these recommendations from the U.S. Department of State, the CDC, and International Risk and Safety at UT Dallas.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), and Pakistan; demonstrations in Haiti, Argentina, Baharain, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), France, Réunion, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan; health risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Saudi Arabia; law and culture risks in Iran; natural disasters in Guatemala and the United States; various risks in Argentina; risks in various countries due to an outbreak of Ebola.

Official sources report on risks due to: crime and social unrest in Mexico, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; conflict and terrorism in Burma, Sweden, Turkey, Israel, and Gaza; demonstrations in Cameroon and Albania; health risks in New Zealand, and Israel; natural disasters in India, United States, Philippines, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Jordan; various risks in Zimbabwe and South Africa; and risks in various countries due to outbreaks of Measles and Ebola.