Before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was rescinded, DACA provided a pathway for undocumented students to study abroad by applying for Advance Parole. Advance Parole was essentially permission to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad. Along with the announcement of rescinding DACA, the U.S. government immediately stopped accepting applications for Advance Parole, preventing DACA students from being able to study abroad and re-enter the U.S. without detention.
The Education Abroad office will continue to advocate for undocumented students or DREAMers to be able to study abroad. When and if there is a safe way for undocumented students to study abroad again, we will post it on this page.
Please see President Randhawa’s statement in support of DACA here.
ResourcesWWU Student Outreach Services
WWU Career Services Center
Law Office of Hannah E. Stone
Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
United We Dream: United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation
Blue Group WWU’s student organization for undocumented students