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While studying abroad can be one of the most exciting parts of a student's college experience, it can also be a time filled with navigating uncertain visa processes, questions about logistics, and concerns about safety while abroad. We hope that we can provide resources to make your student's preparation for their study abroad experience a little easier - and we welcome your questions about the process. The Center for Global Engagement is committed to student safety and well-being, and we invite parents and families to be our partners in supporting international education.

Be Prepared
  • Explore country guides offered by ISEPThe U.S. Department of State, or other resources.
  • Since each student is automatically enrolled in CISI health insurance prior to studying abroad, familiarize yourself with the insurance policies and procedures.
  • Check on local policies and customs for your student's destination. 
  • Research visa requirements and look into either getting or renewing a passport.
Stay Informed
  • Plan a way to keep in touch with your student. Consider getting an international phone plan, or downloading free apps that allow for international phone calls while connected to wifi.
  • Check to see if your student's program has a social media page you can follow for group updates.
  • Sign up to receive travel advisories and country alerts through the U.S. Department of State's STEP program.
Feel Supported

Questions? Concerns?

Contact the Study Abroad Staff if you have any questions at anytime. 

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A note about privacy:

Because the Center for Global Engagement is a student-centered office, all of our communication will be with the student themselves - and we encourage students to keep their parents and families abreast with any information. Furthermore, we are bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which means we cannot share information about student academic, financial or enrollment data to parents and families. While we know this can be occasionally frustrating, it can also be a great opportunity for student growth and development to take the lead in navigating the study abroad process.

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