Adjusting to Life Abroad

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This section of the site is designed to help you understand the adjustments your son or daughter will need to make through the study abroad experience, and to offer suggestions on how you can support him or her in these efforts.

How easily a student will make these adjustments depends on many different factors. For example, a student’s personality, level of maturity, travel experience and foreign language skills all can affect how quickly he or she is able to adapt to life overseas. The Buckman Center for International Education tries to provide the appropriate level of support for students, while strongly encouraging them to make decisions and take actions on their own.