Resources for Parents

We congratulate you for supporting your son or daughter to study abroad. It is a selfless decision, as it is hard for anyone to send their loved ones away for several months or more at a time. Although it may be personally difficult to be separated for that amount of time, the experience your son or daughter is will gain while abroad will be something they will be able to benefit from for the rest of their lives. It is also natural to have safety concerns about sending your son or daughter to live in a foreign country. Each of our international campuses has a Student Services staff whose goal is the well-being of each student at their campus.

For detailed information pertaining to housing, cost, money matters, travel arrangements, staying in touch, what to pack, orientation, health and safety abroad, registration and more, please take a look at our handbook created specifically to answer the most frequently thought about or asked questions:

Parents guide


The Office of Study Abroad in St. Louis has a very close working relationship with this staff at each campus, and is in daily contact and a phone's notice away. If any safety issue were to arise, we would know within a moment's notice. Overall, studying abroad will be a life changing experience and an adventure of a lifetime. We work full time to ensure each student has the opportunity for such an adventure. If you have any questions or concerns at any point of your son or daughter's study abroad journey, please don't hesitate to contact our office for assistance.