A Parent Guide To Study Abroad

$4.95 / Institute of International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation, 2015

Studying abroad opens our children’s eyes to new ways of thinking about the world. It helps our children learn to solve problems in cross-cultural contexts, supports critical thinking skills and allows them to acquire international experience, an increasingly important component to a college graduate’s resume. Many parents, though, do not know how to effectively help their children prepare for and leverage the experience.

International careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and IIE President Allan E. Goodman (coauthors of A Student Guide to Study Abroad) and AIFS President William Gertz have written a new book that arms parents with the practical information to get involved with their child’s study abroad experience, but also to give them the independence to learn and grow on their own.

“As a parent, you can champion study abroad as an essential component of your child’s education.”

The best-selling A Parent Guide to Study Abroad offers much-needed straight talk on how parents can and should participate in one of the most important decisions of their children’s academic career. This short guide is a must-have for families seeking to better understand the ins and outs of study abroad and how it enhances a student’s path to success in college and beyond.

Recognizing that parents are part of what makes education better in every community and at almost every level, the authors make a strong case for the importance of parental involvement that can influence and shape a successful cross-cultural experience, including:

  • Clarifying the value of investing in study abroad
  • Identifying the right study abroad program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Preparing for success abroad
  • Staying safe and healthy abroad
  • Offering the appropriate mix of support
  • Helping your child leverage the experience for personal and professional success

A companion guide to the comprehensive A Student Guide to Study Abroad.


“Let your children breathe. Don’t call too much, don’t solve all their problems, let them make their own mistakes and find their own path.” — William L. Gertz, President & CEO, AIFS

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