Your student is about to embark on an exciting adventure abroad! At Syracuse Abroad, we actively engage with students and their support networks so that we can give them the tools to have a successful experience abroad. We work hard to create open lines of communication – primarily with our student participants, and secondarily with their support networks – in order to provide clear information in the most efficient way possible. The first and most important piece of advice we can offer is for students is to read their email. Our staff sends them vital information and reminders. It is essential that your student follow his or her instructions and complete their post-acceptance information
There is no doubt that you, the parent and guardian(s), are our partners in this process. You can help facilitate a positive experience by communicating with your student and reinforcing our message that they are active participants in all stages of studying abroad. To that end, we remind you that there may be instances when we may not be able to share details with you directly, in regards to your student’s educational records. Just as on any U.S. college campus, FERPA constraints are in place to protect your student’s privacy. For more information on compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy, click here.
What happens next? A checklist!
There’s a lot of information about to head your student’s way: questions about their passport, paperwork for their student visa, and reminders about post-acceptance forms.
This post-acceptance checklist will help keep you and your student organized as they head toward their semester abroad.
Preparing to Go
The Preparing to Go section of our website covers ALL the information your student will need before departing for their semester abroad.
In addition, as a student in Syracuse University’s program abroad, or as an SU student studying at an SU affiliate program or university in another country, your student is subject to the same rules and regulations as students on our home campus. The policies students are beholden to are available here.