What Parents Need To Know

Global education is becoming more critical than ever to a student’s education, a component which is strongly emphasized and supported here at UTC. We strongly encourage you as parents to be involved in the process along with your student from the beginning, to understand the role of global education and study abroad in your student’s academic career, and to be aware of the resources available to you as a parent. This site will provide you with a wealth of information specifically for parents to navigate the process of study abroad with their student.

In addition to the resources provided below, the International Programs staff is always available to respond to any inquiries you may have – by phone, email, or in person. Please refer to the Staff link on the top right for contact information.

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There are many education abroad organizations that provide online resources for parents, and many of these organizations are UTC partner organizations.

Preparing Your Student for Study Abroad
CIEE's Knowledge Series - Parents: Pointers to Prepare for the Transformation
(Tips for all three phases of your student’s experience: before, during, and after)
IIE Passport's Parent Resource Center
(Includes information on safety, insurance, student travel documents, and questions for parents to ask)
•  StudyAbroad.com's Parent Guide
(Includes information on international cell phones, insurance, FAQs, and packing tips)

While your Student is Studying Abroad
Diversity Abroad: Parent Guide
(Includes sections on Basics for Parents, Health & Safety, Paying for Study Abroad, and a Forum)

Re-entry (when your student returns home from study abroad)
A Readjustment Manual for Parents
(A Handbook for Parents of Students Returning Home from Studying Abroad)