Choosing to study far from home is an exciting, life-changing decision. No matter the distance, parent and family support play a big role in a student’s international experience. Laurier is proud to offer services tailored to help international students thrive. Here are some specific ways to show support to your international student and stay involved throughout the academic year.
Create a plan for communicating with your student while they’re in Laurier (such as weekly Skype calls) or discussing how you will handle any family emergencies while abroad.
Encourage your student to reach out to the Laurier International office. This resource is dedicated to supporting international students with challenges such as travelling to Canada, immigration rules, and the academic and cultural transition of studying in a new country.
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