Preparation tips for a safe and enriching experience abroad.
Having your child spend a semester or year studying in another country can be both exciting and overwhelming to contemplate. Know that you're in good company. According to the Institute of International Education, nearly 300,000 American undergraduates study abroad annually.
Many reputable resources are available to inform parents about safety, health, cost, and other practical items. For example, A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, recently published by IIE and AIFS Study Abroad, covers financial info, safety, health, academic concerns, and supporting your child while they're abroad as well as when they return. Study abroad provider websites contain sections for parents. The Centers for Disease Control, Department of State, and NAFSA also have useful information for parents.
The Study Abroad Office at Lesley helps students to thoroughly prepare for their time abroad. At the same time, we encourage them to build on the predeparture information we provide with independent research. A good place to start is with A Student Guide to Study Abroad. Individual study abroad programs and providers often maintain active presences on Facebook and other social media sites.
In addition, some helpful, student-oriented sites are:
Abroad101Generation Study AbroadGlobal ScholarGo OverseasIIE PassportStudyAbroad.com
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Director of the Social Sciences Division
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Course Selection & Approval
Study Abroad Main Page
Guyana Lesley Abroad Service Semester
South Andros, Bahamas
Spring 2015 in England
Spring 2015 in Paris
Documenting Village Life in Oaxaca, Mexico
Lesley Students in Italy
Undergraduate Study Abroad Main Page
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
Off-Campus Housing Resources
Living in Cambridge and Boston
College of Art and Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Study Abroad Office 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Claire Carroll Director 617.349.8323
Anna Garson Assistant to the Director 617.349.8865
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