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Question

What advice can you give other parents whose children want to study abroad?

5 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Alicia
     
    Alicia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Let them! Yes, the idea of them leaving and being away is worrisome, but it’s for their own good;...
    Let them! Yes, the idea of them leaving and being away is worrisome, but it’s for their own good; it’s for the benefit of their own future. Time flies and before you know it, it’s already time for their return. If you’re worried pray to God. As parents, we want the best for our kids. As immigrants to this country, the last thing we want is for our kids to have to struggle like we did and end up without a proper education; on the contrary, we want them to progress.
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    Linda
    Program Coordinator for Academic Collarboration for Underrepresented Enrollment in Nursing Program (ACUMEN) and Parent of Study Abroad Students
    Clemson University
    I would advise any parent to strongly encourage their student to pursue study abroad experiences. ...
    I would advise any parent to strongly encourage their student to pursue study abroad experiences. Our children should never be discouraged to pursue opportunities for personal growth that will allow them to gain knowledge. There is so much in this world to learn, and as parents, it is a privilege for us to teach our children not to be afraid to step forward and pursue and embrace every opportunity to learn and grow.
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    Juan
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Why would you want to hold your kids back and take away an opportunity from them? For those...
    Why would you want to hold your kids back and take away an opportunity from them? For those parents who are scared, they need to remember that behind every fear there is something to be gained.
 
 
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