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Any advice on the best means of keeping in contact with your child while he/she is abroad?

5 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Audrey
     
    Audrey
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Email is the best way to keep in touch with your child, as long as they have access to the...
    Email is the best way to keep in touch with your child, as long as they have access to the internet in the country that they are studying in. Plus, the internet is the cheapest way to keep in contact. You can exchange emails, pictures, or converse on an audio chat program online.
  • mentor picture Olivia
     
    Olivia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    The best means of contacting my daughter in China was either through the use of international...
    The best means of contacting my daughter in China was either through the use of international calling cards (bought at Costco), or Skype.com, in which I could speak to my daughter endlessly at no cost. All I needed to purchase was headsets with a microphone. With a webcam, we were also able to see each other while speaking. The only problem with Skype.com was that the connection would occasionally be lost, and I would have to reconnect with my daughter. Also, the sound quality was not as good as when I used a telephone. Other than that, Skype.com was wonderful!
 
 
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