Resources for Parents
Chances are good that your son or daughter has already expressed interest in studying abroad. We have assisted thousands of University of Rochester students in internationalizing their undergraduate experience. Most of them say that it was a time of tremendous intellectual and personal growth; you may know this if you yourself studied abroad in college, or have another child who has already done so.
The University of Rochester is committed to international education and to preparing students to take their place in the global political and economic community. This commitment ensures enthusiastic support for all students who choose to enhance their education by studying abroad.
Your son or daughter will go through a number of steps in order to spend a semester or year earning credits towards their degree in another country. They may apply to two or more study abroad programs, spend time in our resource library, meet with faculty and study abroad advisers, and consult with peer advisers who have already studied abroad. They will be enrolled in a non-credit, online course entitled "Study Abroad Orientation." This includes online presentations as well as a mandatory in-person group meeting. The course covers topics such as health and safety, financial aid, budgeting, packing, transfer credit, and much more. Through good preparation, we help make their transition to living overseas as smooth as possible. As part of the orientation, students receive a pre-departure orientation handbook.
Parent Contact Information
While your son or daughter is away, it is important for us to be able to reach parents and families if necessary. Please complete the following forms and mail them to us at your earliest convenience.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (585) 275-7532 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Helpful Links
- U.S. State Department Resources for Students
- NAFSA: AIE Health and Safety Guidelines
- U.S. State Department's Travel Warnings and Advisories
- Diversity Abroad
- U.S. Embassies' Recommendations to Americans Abroad
- Study and Travel Abroad Resources
- World-Wide News Links
- Current Travel Conditions in Europe (by Rick Steves)
- Health and Safety Guidelines:
- Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Chicago
- Council on International Educational Exchange