Articles for Parents

In 2006, as I was about to head off to college, there was nothing I wanted more than a break. After 13 straight years of school, I was mentally exhausted and itching to explore the world. However, I didn't take a gap year because I didn't have parental support. At the time, discussions about gap yea
Most parents likely have a number of legitimate concerns about study abroad. From high program fees to questions about safety, you might be wondering if you should even let your kid study abroad in the first place. Study abroad might seem like an excuse to take a six-month vacati...
When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard was "there was a terrorist bombing." "Where?" I asked. "Brussels." Though concerned, I don't think my emotions could even remotely compare to those of a parent whose kid is currently studying, interning, or otherwise living abr...
So your baby is all grown up and went off to college. You bought the twin-XL sheets and made it through the tearful goodbye, and then the first couple of years of college went by in the blink of an eye. You thought you were in the clear, until one day they called to say they were...
As a parent , letting your high school student study abroad by themselves is a huge step. For many parents, this will be the longest they've ever been away from their child, and the extra distance and unfamiliar environment can lead to understandable worries. The good news is tha...
After nurturing these humans from the moment they’re born until they’re crazy teenagers, the last thing that any parent wants is to help them pack their bags and see them off at the airport to travel to a far away land where your hugs won’t be readily available for fixing problem...
Chances are that your parents didn’t study abroad when they were in high school, or even during college. The reality is, though, things are a bit different in today’s world of hyper-competitive collegiate admissions and globalized world economies. In 2014, study abroad experience...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel By this point, you have scrolled through endless study abroad programs on a myriad of sites. You narrowed your choice using the comprehensive list by Go Overseas . After a great deal of thought you choose that one city in that place with the trees,...
While any type of volunteer work can be meaningful, volunteering abroad gives students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture while helping others. Volunteering in high school is worthwhile because individuals can explore their passions on a more indepe...
Ah, high school. That wonderful-yet-awkward time in life filled with pep rallies, group projects and 15-minute waits for the bathroom pass. While everyone has their own opinion about the teenage years, high school students are a truly special group. When you’re in high school, th...