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Question

What advice do you have for parents who are concerned about their daughter or son studying abroad?

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  • mentor picture Yating Haller
     
    Yating Haller
    Assistant Director
    Global Engineering Program, Purdue University
    I would tell them that this is a once-a-life-time opportunity that they didn't have when they were...
    I would tell them that this is a once-a-life-time opportunity that they didn't have when they were young, and we are in it together to make it happen for students. When talking to students parents, it is very important to acknowledge their feelings and highlight the health and safety part. I always tell them that I won't send their child to a place that I won't send my own kids. They need to know that you are with them and understand how they feel, not some sort of marketer trying to fool their babies. Finance is always on the top of the parents' question list. Be honest and sincere. I always point to myself and tell them that my mother took the step of faith to send me overseas, and look how I've turned out!
 
 
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