It is likely that parents will become anxious when considering that their child will live abroad...
It is likely that parents will become anxious when considering that their child will live abroad
without them. It is also likely that they will help pay for your trip. It is important to help ease
their minds regarding the constant worrying that will occur about the safety and health issues. Many
students skype, email, and/or call on a regular basis. I did this weekly with my parents while I was
away for three months. Students and parents should also keep each other updated of any problems or
concerns, providing for a much more settling and regulated experience. For example, my study abroad
trip had a brief interruption where students were being threatened to be kicked out of our apartments
because the study abroad program with the school failed to pay the landlords. Letting parents know
about the problem right away helped get the problem to the college, where we successfully found
another program in a timely manner.