For Parents

K-State Family Pride at Buckingham PalaceYour son or daughter is embarking on an incredible journey rich in personal, professional and academic rewards that will last a lifetime. We know how hard this may be for you as you send your student to live in a culture you may not have experienced yourself. Your reservations are quite normal and to be expected. Your child's upcoming adventure is something new and different from what he or she has ever experienced before.

We have designed the resources on our website to help you understand the step-by-step process of study abroad at Kansas State University. Our site also includes information about the stages of adjustment students may encounter while abroad and answers to frequently asked questions you may have.

The Study Abroad Office believes that each student is ultimately responsible for his or her experience abroad. This encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including meeting deadlines, advance preparation, personal safety, and being a responsible representative of K-State and the United States. We are here, however, to help guide your son or daughter through the process. Your support throughout the entire process is extremely important, as well.

K-State has people and offices that are here to help you and your child. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns.