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Studying abroad is an exciting challenge for students, and the support of their parents can help make their experience safe, healthy and meaningful. Although their time abroad requires a high degree of indpendence, parental guidance and support during the preparation phase can be helpful in alleviating stress as they navigate the process of travel planning for the first time.
After their return home, your child will have new foods, stories and ideas to share with you. Your involvement throughout the process can provide them with guidance and direction as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
This page is designed to support you as you support them, so that all students who study abroad through SUNY Geneseo's programs can maximize their experience.
Students have a lot on their plate as they prepare for their time abroad. Some important things you can do to keep them on track include:
As they prepare for their term abroad, your child is responsible for many different documents and numerous deadlines.
Travel Documents, such as their passport and any required visas. Required documents will vary depending on the country of study, but you should have a valid passport in case of emergency.
Health preparations, such as a general physical or dental exam. Copies of medical records, including prescriptions, should be obtained and packed into your child's bags so that they are prepared in the event that they require medical care while abroad. For information on possible health risks associated with an area, including suggested vaccines and pre-departure care, you can visit the CDC travel website. The World Health Organization is another useful resource, and travel health clinics such as Passport Health can provide information tailored to your child's study abroad program.
Students studying through SUNY programs are required to have adequate health insurance. Students should create their account before they go abroad.
Program Deposits are due to the Study Abroad office, and must be paid on time to reserve your child's place in their program. Due dates vary and are listed on the student's Horizons page under "My Invoices."At this time the Study Abroad Office is unable to accept credit card payments, but cash, checks and money orders are all available options.