For Parents

The decision to study off-campus is an important one for any student. It is one of the best ways for students to develop independence, self-confidence, poise and maturity. In fact, this process may have already begun. It is important to understand that development will not magically happen simply by going off-campus. It is entirely up to the student to take ownership and initiative.

We will post  information on this site that we think would be particularly helpful to parents. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

The Orientation manual is intended to be a general guide to prepare students for what they will experience abroad. We thought you -- the parents -- also would benefit from the information and resources.

Parent's Orientation Manual

Often, parents wonder how to best support and help their student in this process. We encourage you to be available to lend advice and encouragement; however, we believe that it is critically important that you let your student take primary responsibility for planning the off-campus experience.