Articles for Parents

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 vacation, but in reality,
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Spending a semester or even a year studying abroad is an exciting experience that will stay with you forever. As you plan your time away, it’s easy to get caught up in all the adventures you’re going to have, the new things you’ll learn and of course the new classmates you’ll...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel So your student has convinced you to let them study abroad. This can be an exciting time for your child, but tough on you as a parent. It’s hard enough when your child flies from the nest to college; now they want to keep on flying all the way out...
It’s a decision that will impact the rest of their lives. Reaching far beyond academics and careers, study abroad can open minds and create global friendships. While study abroad’s rewards are immense, it can rattle the nerves of even the most easy going parents. Practical issues...