By Elyse Oberland, Director of Student Outreach at International Studies Abroad
“A sense of adventure is essential”
If you thought your student’s transition to college was tough, study abroad is a on a completely new level. A student with the gusto to want to study abroad is of a different caliber than most. Studying abroad usually means new people, cultures, money, languages, customs, foods, mannerisms, classroom styles, housing and adventures. Despite the challenges of being outside their comfort zone, your son or daughter is ready and willing to take on something new. Trust me, the things they will discover in a short time abroad will leave a lasting impression on who they become.
“Study abroad can be affordable”
It’s likely that your son or daughter has already been thinking about costs associated with study abroad. You may be surprised to learn that funding is readily available and that there are many affordable program options out there, some even cost less than a term at their home university. Additionally, there are hundreds of scholarships, grants, and a wide variety of funding opportunities for these programs. Payment plans help space out costs and often financial aid can be applied directly to a study abroad program.
“Study abroad credits transfer”
Making the time to study abroad can seem tricky, but it’s actually easier than you think. The ensured process from any reputable study abroad provider looks like this: A students’ advisor signs off on their classes before they go abroad, the student successfully completes their coursework and when the program comes to an end, the international transcript is sent to the students’ home university detailing their coursework abroad. The students’ study abroad and academic advisors along with ISA staff will support them with all academic matters.
“Safety is not an afterthought, it’s the foundation of the experience”
“I want to go”
For more parent information about study abroad, visit the ISA website.