Undocumented and DACA Students
DACA students who are interested in studying abroad need to obtain an advance parole document from USCIS that permits entry into the U.S. after spending a term abroad. However, it is important to note that obtaining advance parole does not guarantee entry into the U.S. The potential benefits of obtaining advance parole must be weighed against the risk that while you are outside the United States, the current presidential administration could terminate the DACA program and you could be denied parole back into the U.S. More information about traveling internationally with DACA status is available on SES's FAQs on Immigration & Related Matters.
Before applying for or departing the U.S. with advance parole, you should seek legal advice. The Office of Student Enrichment Services (SES) can help you identify a suitable resource for legal advice about DACA. Additionally, you should connect with SES to report your travel dates prior to studying abroad.
If you are considering studying abroad as a DACA student, we also encourage you to disclose this information to your GLO adviser during an advising appointment.