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CURRENT STUDY ABROAD STATUS DUE TO COVID-19
For international student travel commencing on or after May 1, 2022, campus presidents have the authority to review and approve travel to destinations listed at a level 1 or level 2 travel advisory from the US Department of State. For destinations listed at a level 3 or above, requests for international student travel must be submitted for review by the MinnState System Chancellor. The Study Abroad Office will assist students in the process of requesting travel approval to either the WSU President or MinnState System Chancellor.   
NOTE:  All international WSU faculty-led summer 2022 study abroad programs remain cancelled. 
 
Studying abroad after the emergence of COVID-19 will bring new requirements for students. For example, many providers that offer study abroad programs have a vaccine requirement for student participants. Additionally, testing requirements before departure and return are constantly changing and vary depending on the location. Another change is that some destinations are not permitting international visitors at the moment. We realize these changes can be confusing and stressful, especially because they are in a constant state of flux, however, we are more hopeful than ever before that study abroad is finally resuming. Please contact the Study Abroad Office, studyabroad@winona.edu, with any questions or assistance on navigating the process.



 CONSENT FOR THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
WSU is committed to ensuring the security of your information and has put in place reasonable safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to your information.  Pursuant to Minnesota Statute Section 12.03 Subd. 2, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), this notice is informing you that by proceeding you are accepting the release of your data to Winona State University and to its third party (Terra Dotta) that is contracted to facilitate off-campus study programs. Such data may include identifiers such as your name, student and travel identification numbers, and emergency contact information.  This data collected from you is for the purpose of planning and organizing your participation in off-campus study programs. Personal data will be handled and processed by the persons who are responsible for overseeing and maintaining compliance with these activities.  Records will be retained for a period of five years after your last date of attendance per WSU policy.  You are not legally required to provide this data but there is not another mechanism for you to proceed in your application for off-campus study programs. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact studyabroad@winona.edu.