For Parents & Families

The Center for Global Education (CGE) recognizes the important role parents and families play in your student's academic success both here at Simmons, and during their international journey. Our goal is to provide resources for families which would allow you to best support and encourage the students in their time abroad.

We work with each student individually, supporting them in selecting a study abroad opportunity, paying special attention to academic, financial, and personal needs. Once a student selects a program and is accepted, we work to prepare them for the academic and intercultural experiences they may encounter abroad. Our pre-departure orientation programming covers travel, logistics, health, safety, as well as cultural learning and engagement abroad.

Parents and families are strongly encouraged to engage in open discussions with their students, and to utilize resources on our website, encourage parents and families to engage in open discussions with their students and to utilize the resources on our website. You can do so by making sure that your student is informed on their responsibilities and Simmons policies while they are studying abroad.

FERPA student privacy regulations prevent our staff from sharing specific information about students. We therefore encourage you to share your questions and concerns with your student who can then voice these concerns to their study abroad advisor.

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