COVID-19 and International Education at WU


We are pleased to share that, as of fall 2021, some Willamette-sponsored study abroad programs have resumed operating. Other programs remain canceled due to factors such as travel restrictions in the host country, local COVID-19 conditions or other circumstances that prevent us from sending students to a particular location at this time.

We have developed a COVID-19 Dashboard to guide our decision-making about whether to run individual study abroad programs. Decisions are based on 7 factors which are evaluated on a weekly basis. A list of those factors and a description of each can be found in the dashboard linked below. The dashboard data, focusing on the next semester's programs, will be updated on a regular basis during the course of each semester.

Open the WU-sponsored Off-Campus Study COVID-19 Dashboard document for more details. (updated 2/10/2022) 

For general questions about study abroad, please explore our website or contact our office at

Parents are encouraged to explore the OIE information on our Parent page.

Current COVID-19 news: We encourage you to visit resources for the CDC, World Health Organization, the Department of State, and International SOS


The best way to reach us is to use our shared email address We continue to support international and study abroad students. We are available to individuals and groups for in-person and/or virtual meetings using Zoom.


Willamette University

Office of International Education

Global Learning Center
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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