Parents of Study Abroad Students

Congratulations! Your student has decided to study abroad -- an experience we hope will be fulfilling, life-changing and transformative. Thank you for supporting your student, not only through the planning and participation process, but also when your student returns from a study abroad experience.

ASU strives to provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools that foster success and independence, and study abroad can be an integral part of that personal and academic growth process.

Throughout a study abroad experience, the safety, health and well-being of our students are our highest priorities. Our International Coordinators with regional expertise are available to offer advice, before, during and after programs. We offer an informative Study Abroad Program Handbook, pre-departure orientation, extensive medical insurance coverage, and a comprehensive emergency response system.

Once a student arrives at a program destination, the student may experience stress and a period of adjustment related to being in a new and different location and. The Study Abroad Office website offers tips on how you can support your student through what can be both a challenging and exciting time.

ASU parents are encouraged to communicate with their students about the study abroad experience, to use the resources available on our website and to contact the Study Abroad Office and International  Coordinators directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Parent Workshops

We will be hosting two sessions for parents of students who will be studying abroad in an upcoming winter break, spring semester or calendar year program. The presentation will cover financial information, health and safety matters, communication for while your student is abroad and supporting your student. The presentation will be delivered via Zoom, a free online platform. Please see below for details on the two times we are offering this presentation:

  • Friday, October 19: 12-1 p.m. (MST)
  • Monday, October 22: 6-7 p.m. (MST)