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Information for Parents

Your student wants to study abroad.

Study abroad is no longer a luxury for the rich, but instead, a reality for students who want to be prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century. You are a very important supporter of your student’s study abroad experience. You might be having different thoughts and feelings regarding studying abroad. You may feel apprehensive, just like when your student left for college.  Excitement about the opportunity, fear of what might go wrong, and worry at the thought of having the student so far away.  These are all common reactions.

You can help make the study abroad experience more successful and satisfying by understanding and supporting your student’s commitment before, during and after the study abroad experience. You are encouraged to browse the resources available on this site and the Purdue University study abroad site to explore the students’ desired destination and find answers to many of your questions and concerns.

Links for Parents (Provided by Purdue Study Abroad Office)