Articles for Parents

Studying abroad can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It can change worldviews, open minds, and create global friendships. While the benefits are immense, the thought of one’s child living so far away can rattle the nerves of even the most easy-going parents. While...
While it may be hard to let go, send your child abroad, and trust that they’ll be OK in a far-off foreign land, many times it’s just as hard to come up (and part) with the money it takes to get them there. As a parent, you want your kid to have the best. You also probably want...
Your 19-year-old kid has just announced s/he wants to volunteer abroad this summer. What?! Before you shoot the idea down, take a moment to think about the possible benefits. Volunteering abroad can be a life-changing experience. Your child will become more open-minded and...
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...
Letting your dear child venture across the globe to some far-off exotic locale thousands of miles away to study abroad might seem an impossible feat. How are you expected not to worry? How is the kid who still comes home to do laundry each month expected to take care of himself...