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Parents & Family

Study abroad could possibly be one of the best, most positive and rewarding experiences for your child or family member.  One of the first things parents and students should do before traveling anywhere is to check with the U.S. Department of State's International Travel Information website.  The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.  For some countries, there may be a travel warning in effect, so be sure to check the Department of State's current Travel Warnings as well.  Travel warnings are issued when the Department of State decides, based upon all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.

The following sites offer information for students and families:

For information about the Zika Virus, consult the Center for Disease Control website: 

iNEXT Travel Insurance and emergency assistance services plans are available through the International Programs Office.

For a $40 fee, you will receive for one calendar year:

  • Travel insurance for while you are abroad
  • 24-hour medical, legal, and travel assistance services
  • International ID
  • Access to travel discounts
  • Free international cell phone and SIM card

Once you have purchased your iNEXT card:

  • You will receive an email from iNEXT containing a user name and password
  • visit and log in
  • Follow the prompts to complete your profile and upload a photo
  • Receive your card in the mail