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

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  • mentor picture Starlett Craig
     
    Starlett Craig
    Academic Program Director
    Clemson University
    My best advice to African American parents is not to let your own fears block your child’s future....
    My best advice to African American parents is not to let your own fears block your child’s future. Acknowledge your fears, but also recognize that the world is changing and we must support our children’s desire to become an integral part of a global society.

    For every negative there are ten positives to skew the impact of negative thinking. Today, there are a few more people of color represented on the world stage who show us the possibilities. Nonetheless, our future socio-economic status dictates that ordinary students venture beyond the American classroom to participate in study abroad. These cross-cultural programs help to forge life-long friendships and increase individual respect and understanding of other people who populate the world. I believe that study abroad is an essential step toward a more peaceful and just society. The students who share their experiences with me confirm this belief!
 
 
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