Information for Parents

Photo taken in Greece by Julie Gregg.
Parents are very important supporters of students' international experiences. We encourage parents to browse the resources available on this site and to communicate with your student to better understand the process involved in studying abroad. You may want to review information about the program your student has selected as well.
Photo taken in Italy by Caitlin Sebesta.
The health and safety of students abroad is of utmost importance to the University at Buffalo and the Office of Study Abroad Programs.
Photo taken in Japan by Jinling Li.
All students and faculty or staff traveling abroad for University purposes or on University business are required to carry University-approved international health insurance.
Photo taken in London by Brittany Hill
It's important to have a clear financial plan when you're considering study abroad.
In preparation for your study abroad experience, our office has created short, content-specific videos that cover important information which will help prepare you to study abroad.