Parents: Here's what you need to know

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Global education is becoming more critical than ever to a student’s education.

We strongly encourage you as parents to be involved in the process from the beginning. You will understand the role of global education and study abroad in your student’s academic career, and you will be be aware of the resources available to you as a parent. 

In addition to the resources provided below, the Center for Global Education's staff are always available to respond to any inquiries you may have—by phone, email or in person. 

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Partner Organizations

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

AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.

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AIFS offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa and Spain.

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The mission of API is to transform lives by providing enriching academic and cross-cultural experiences that foster increased self-knowledge , cultural sensitivity and understanding of the global nature of our contemporary world

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API offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

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For 70 years, CIEE has had one single mission: To help people gain the understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by bringing the world together through the most meaningful exchange programs available

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CIEE offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

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CISabroad provides innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.

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CISabroad offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. ISA's mission is to provide high-quality education abroad opportunities to U.S. and Canadian university students at an affordable price.

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ISA offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Moocco, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

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ISEP was founded in 1979 at Georgetown University and became an independent non-profit organization in 1997; they are now one of the largest study abroad membership networks in the world. ISEP is committed to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad.

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ISEP offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.

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Since 1980, SFS has offered programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. Students on [these] programs examine firsthand the environmental issue sfaced by [the] host communities, gaining important research skills, making lifelong friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.

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SFS offers study abroad programs in: Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Tanzania and Turks & Caicos Islands.

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SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT programs immerse students deeply in their host country. [Their] programs are based on the experiential learning model. Programs combine classroom study with hands-on work in the field.

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SIT Study Abroad offers study abroad programs in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Iceland and Greenland, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Samoa, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia and Italy, Uganda, Rwanda and Vietnam.

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Additional Online Resources