As a family member or friend of an education abroad participant, your support is necessary to make the student's experience a success. As you may already know, education abroad opportunities are often life-changing experiences, not only for the student abroad, but for her/his family as well. We encourage you to learn about education abroad at San Diego State, so that you can help your daughter or son as s/he embarks on this journey and so that you can be informed about the various issues related to education abroad. These include San Diego State policies and procedures, the patterns of cultural adjustment, and health and safety abroad.

If you need to communicate with the Education Abroad Office on a student´s behalf, he/she must provide written consent to discuss his/her records with you. For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).