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.
Our office helps students to thoroughly prepare for their time abroad. At the same time, we encourage them to build on the pre-departure information we provide with independent research. A Student Guide to Study Abroad is a helpful resource as is this step-by-step guide from the Center for Online Education. Individual study abroad programs and providers often maintain active presences on Facebook and other social media sites. Some helpful, student-oriented sites include:
Abroad101Generation Study AbroadGlobal ScholarGo OverseasIIE Passport
Claire A. Carroll
Study Abroad Director and Adjunct Professor
Branca Telles Ribeiro
Distinguished Professor of International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations (retired)
Parent and Student Resources
Course Selection & Approval
Study Abroad Main Page
College of Art & Design
Global Studies & Political Science
Holistic Psychology & Applied Therapies
Lesley's Global Education Center
Lesley professor recognized as global peacemaker
International language of theater
Graduate instructor honored by NAFSA
Lesley professor in South Korea
Lesley fosters partnership with Chinese educators
Graduate Program in Guyana
International Student Services
International Exchange Students
Study Abroad Opportunities for Lesley Students
Meet our Team
Study Abroad Office 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Claire Carroll Director 617.349.8323
Joe Piazza Assistant to the Director 617.349.8865
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