Family & Friends
Thank you for your support!
Studying abroad is an experience that offers personal and academic growth in myriad ways, and fosters both independence and the development life skills that will serve students in both the short and long terms. Study abroad changes students... for the better! Family and friends should also realize that study abroad is an intensive learning experience that will have its peaks and valleys. Ultimately, the experience of studying abroad will leave a lasting, positive impact.
Thank you for being supportive of your student's decision to pursue studies abroad. A support system plays an essential role throughout your student's academic journey abroad. Your support prior to departure, during their stay, and especially after their return to the US goes a long way.
If your student is studying abroad through EAP, check out the EAP Parent's Guide.
If your student is studying abroad independently, you can find information for parents & family on their program provider's website.
Want to stay in touch? Consider setting up a Skype account.
- Learn how to be sensitive to a student experiencing Reverse Cuture Shock upon returning home.