What Parents Need To Know
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.
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)