International Center Information for Parents
Welcome to Wabash Off-Campus Studies!
We thank you in advance for your family's participation in what is to be a very exciting experience. Your son is on the way to joining the ranks of hundreds of students who have studied overseas or at GLCA sites in the USA. Returned alumni report that the experience has been one of the highlights of their Wabash education. Throughout the experience, we will welcome the opportunity to respond directly to any questions or concerns you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-361-6078.
Complete passport information and forms are available in Center Hall 112. Generally, one applies for a passport at the local courthouse or post office. Here is how to get a passport.
As soon as possible, students and other international travelers should apply for a passport. This is true for many reasons, but primarily because it will cost less if one does not need to expedite the application, and because if a visa is required, the visa usually is placed inside the passport so you need the passport first. Often, visa processing takes several weeks or months, often requiring personal visits to a distant consulate. Parents can help by supplying to their son an original birth certificate.
Costs and Financial Aid
Follow this link to access the Financial Matters portion of this web site. Here you will find information concerning the costs of off-campus study as well as financial aid. Questions concerning these aspects of off-campus study should be referred directly to Cathy VanArsdall in the Wabash Business Office at email@example.com to Laura Frye of the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below, you will find information about a book (the only such publication) written by one of the true experts and veterans of study abroad. If you are interested, please follow the link to NAFSA.org.
Study Abroad: A Parent’s Guide William Hoffa
This is the first full-length book specifically geared to what parents want and need to know about study abroad. It assumes that while students themselves, working in conjunction with campus advisors, bear the primary responsibility for deciding whether to study abroad, and for choosing the program that best matches their academic needs, learning styles, and personal interests, informed parental involvement and support are essential before, during, and after the overseas sojourn. 1998. 112 pp