Articles and pamphlets of primary interest to parents and loved ones of prospective and participating students are linked below.
- Getting Ahead by Going Abroad: How Study Abroad Contributes to Career Development
In today's global marketplace, college graduates need more than just a degree. They need career connections, a dedication to learning practical and applicable skills during college, and the ability to articulate their experiences.
- How Study Abroad Contributes to Career Readiness: 8 Studies
According to a blog post by IIE (Institute for International Education) "many new studies show a direct impact of study abroad on creativity, cognitive ability, and student success. In addition, studies show that study abroad plays an important role in developing a global mindset and skills necessary to succeed in the workforce."
- Interning Abroad Provides Real World Experience
Internships and study abroad can be major growth experiences in the lives of any student. When they happen together—an internship abroad—they can be even more meaningful.
- Studying Abroad Could Give You an Edge in the Job Market
Featuring interviews with recent study abroad graduates, this article takes a look at how studying abroad could give you and advantage in the job market.
- Why Studying Abroad Could be the Key to Career Success
Studying abroad can be an advantage not just in the job market right out of college, but in the success of a career long-term.
General Guidance: Articles
- Many IU students experience study abroad
IU's commitment to international education and the growth of study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
- As more young people study abroad, their visiting parents get their own worldly education
Parents who are contemplating visiting their students on-site should consider a few different approaches to get the most out of their travel experience with their sons or daughters abroad.
- A Year Abroad: A Commitment Worth Making
Parents should consider how an academic year abroad can be beneficial to their son or daughter, rather than a semester or shorter time period abroad. It can also prove to be more economical.
- Recommendations from a Study Abroad Parent
Kathleen Sideli, Associate Vice President for Overseas Study, comments on what she learned when her own daughter participated in a study abroad program.
Guides and Resources
- A Parent Guide to Study Abroad
Published by IIE and AIFS, this booklet aims to "arm parents with the right mix of practical information to get involved just enough, while also giving the students the independence to learn and grow on their own."
- A Parent's Guide to Overseas Study
This article gives parents some good pointers about how best to support their students who are thinking of studying abroad.
- A Practical Parent's Guide to Study Abroad
A collection of information focusing on how a parent can navigate the more practical aspects of study abroad.
- Information for Parents
This site provides resources that make study abroad more accessible, affordable, and applicable to your child’s professional, educational, and personal development goals.