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Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk

As a first step in planning, review the information for your intended destination in the resources linked below, which provide location-specific health and safety considerations and guidance for travelers.
For each location on my itinerary, I have carefully read, understand, and agree to strictly follow the safety concerns and recommended risk mitigation measures as outlined in the following health and safety resources:  I acknowledge that I have been provided with an opportunity to raise any questions about this program, this release document, and any of the other documents, guidance, policies, or links cited herein, and I understand and willingly take on the risk of travel involved with my program as described in this Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk document. 
Specifically, I acknowledge and agree with the following: 
  • I have carefully read and understand the safety concerns and recommended risk mitigation measures for all locations listed in my itinerary. I will follow the recommended risk mitigation measures for all locations listed in my itinerary and take the necessary steps to prepare myself and manage the risks of participating in this program, including following the precautions and guidelines set forth in the resources identified above. 
  • I will adhere to any guidelines, travel restrictions, and/or itinerary changes that may be implemented by Education Abroad, my program, and/or my on-site contacts. 
  • If the health or safety situation in the program location(s) deteriorates, CU Boulder may cancel my program and if I am already abroad, I will be expected to leave the program location(s) immediately. If I choose to stay at the program location(s) despite CU Boulder’s recommendation that I come home, I understand that I do so at my own risk and I willingly assume all risks associated with my decision to stay.
  • Recognizing and having fully considered everything described in this document, I nonetheless wish to participate in my program regardless of the associated risk. I understand and acknowledge that I am in no way required or expected to participate in this program, in this location, by the University of Colorado, and choose to participate of my own free will. 
Assumption of riskI understand the risks associated with my program and I assume the associated risks. I recognize and assume the risk of loss, injury, or harm, including death, that could come about as a consequence of participating in this program, and I nonetheless wish to participate.  I recognize and assume all risks involved in traveling to and within, and returning from, the locations contemplated by this program.  Such risks may include but are not limited to war, quarantine, civil unrest, public health risks, criminal activity, terrorism, exposure to communicable diseases, ill effects of unfamiliar food and water, incidents related to ground, air or water transportation, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, accident, injuries or damage to property, and other physical, mental and emotional injury. 

Release/Indemnity/Waiver: In consideration of my participation in the program, on behalf of myself and all those who could ever advance a claim through me, I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the University of Colorado, including its trustees, employees, agents and representatives, from any and all claims and expenses of any kind, including reasonable attorney’s fees, for any injury, loss or damage of any kind, including catastrophic injury or death, related to my participation in this program. 

I acknowledge that this document represents my complete understanding with the University of Colorado concerning its responsibility and liability for my participation in the program, and I acknowledge that this document supersedes any previous or contemporaneous understandings I may have had with the University on the subject matter discussed above, whether written or oral, and cannot be changed or amended in any way without my and the University’s written concurrence.

I have given this matter serious thought. I freely accept full responsibility for my decision to participate in the program, and to accept the terms of this Release, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk.
Last Updated February 2023