The most important thing to remember when speaking to your parent (s) or legal guardian about studying abroad is tospeak honestly and openly. Be sure to tell them your personal reasons for going abroad. If you know why studying abroad is important to you,it should be easy to convince your parental figure to let you study abroad.
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What do my parents need to know about study abroad?
In addition to speaking with someone from the study abroad office, your parents may have questions for someone who has actually experienced the journey you wish to embark on. Many program providers have alumni ambassadors to connect with interested program participants and their families.
What are the benefits of study abroad?
Students who study abroad are 97% more likely to get a job out of college within 12 months of graduating. This is compared to 49% of college graduates who found employment out of college that did not study abroad. Another great stat: 100% of students report greater improvement in their GPA post-study abroad.
How do I find alums to contact for study abroad?
Consult your study abroad office for the contact details from alums at your school. If there aren’t any, consult the website of the program provider you’re going with to see if there’s an alum you and your family can reach out to.
Can I get financial aid if I study abroad?
Chances are, if you’re a Pell Grant recipient or something similar in your home country if you’re from outside of the US, you will receive financial aid through a study abroad provider.