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Families can play a vital role in their student’s study abroad experience. We encourage students to discuss their plans with their families throughout the process. The Center for Global Study & Engagement recommends that families read through the online resources available below, as well as on the Students and Education Abroad Policies pages.  

After your student has chosen a program, please consult the program page and handbook for more detailed information. There you will find information on finances, health and safety, visas, academic calendars and life off-campus. 

Families can provide support for their student in a variety of ways, including:

  • assisting your student as they navigate the application process
  • helping your student understand that life off-campus will be much different than life at Dickinson
  • speaking to them about health and safety information provided by the CGSE, the CDC and the State Department
  • providing support and encouragement as they embark on their adventure off-campus