Ensure your VPN client is up-to-date (click here for the most recent version of Cisco AnyConnect) and operating correctly on each of your devices prior to traveling out of the country.  

A process has been developed to assist you in preparing for travel to countries where access to Google and other resources are restricted. As of December 2018, this list includes China, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

If you are travelling to a restricted country, you should begin the request process at least two weeks prior to your trip to ensure adequate set up and testing time of the additional processes required to use VPN while abroad in these restricted areas. 

Currently located in a restricted country?

  • Request access to us WFU's Global VPN: http://go.wfu.edu/globalvpnrequest
  • If approved, you will receive an email from AskDeac with instructions containing information about downloading & using WFU's Global VPN.

Planning on traveling to a restricted country?

  • Go to AskDeac and enter a ticket for VPN for Restricted Countries
  • Enter your WFU username and password
  • Enter the required information
  • If approved, you will receive an email from AskDeac with information on how to use WFU's Global VPN.


  • WFU cannot guarantee that VPN connections are reliable and readily available within these countries due to their infrastructure and laws.
  • Global VPN access is managed by the University's IS Department.