Study Abroad Parent Information
If your son or daughter is considering various study abroad locations, you’re about to witness something very exciting. By nature though, parents will worry about their children. This worry will increase 100 fold when your child goes on their own to a different country and experience a new culture.
The decision to study abroad can be:
Study abroad students come back with a greater sense of maturity, and are much more knowledgeable about the world and their place in it.
But if you’re concerned about your student’s safety and well-being while traveling, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled the following˜Study Abroad 101″ for parents of students abroad.
If you are curious about learning more about how to keep your child safe, healthy and connected throughout their study abroad experience click on one of the following links:
International Calling Cards
Keeping in touch with your student abroad is easy and can be cheaper than you’d think if you prepare in advance. Your international calling options include international cell phones and VOIP, as well as international calling cards.
Student Travel Insurance
One of the best investments parents of study abroad students can make in their futures is student travel insurance. Unfortunately, most times the health coverage your student has in the States won’t be adequate for studying abroad. Additionally, coverage for unlikely accidents and other mishaps can save you and your student from years of legal and financial hassles.
Study Abroad Health & Safety Information
Study abroad students need to take their health and safety seriously while living and traveling abroad. Common sense coupled with information can help to protect your student abroad from trouble. Get fully informed on the areas your student is intending to visit. Two great places to start are with the U.S. State Department for travel advisories and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) for public health concerns.
Study Abroad Student Loans
Private student loans and study abroad loans can help students abroad finance more than just tuition and room & board. Most times these types of loans can help finance the entire experience, including travel and cultural experiences.