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Family members play a vital role in the study abroad process. The time your relative or friend spends abroad can be a life-changing experience not only for him/her but for the rest of you as well. We have put together the following information to help answer your questions about studying abroad and to better inform you about the choices and challenges facing your student before, during, and after his/her study abroad experience.
Family Guide: This guide can help you be an effective supporter of your relative or friend's study abroad experience
FAQ: Learn the answers to some frequently asked questions.
Cultural Shock: Learn more about this normal psychological reaction to the differences encountered in a foreign culture.