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Question

Did your child’s gender make a difference in how you felt about him/her going abroad?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Alicia
     
    Alicia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    It made a big difference. Traditionally, it is the women who are to be looked after and taken...
    It made a big difference. Traditionally, it is the women who are to be looked after and taken care of constantly. The women are supposed to be more timid and dependent, so I was very worried about the courage Nancy had to decide that she would be studying abroad. Nancy is the only girl, but she also has two older brothers and the fact that neither of them did something to this extent raised my level of anxiety.
  • mentor picture Sandra
     
    Sandra
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    No, gender did not make a difference. There are always concerns you’ll have as a parent no matter...
    No, gender did not make a difference. There are always concerns you’ll have as a parent no matter what gender your child is when they are studying abroad. The gender of my child did not make me worry less or more, I still had concerns anyway.
 
 
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