Information for Parents
Meredith College has a goal to educate our students to be engaged global citizens, and study abroad is an important part of this process. Visit our Programs Offered section for details on what types of study programs are most often experienced by Meredith students.
How much will it cost to Study Abroad?
Not an easy question to answer! There are a variety of programs available, some comparable to Meredith in price, some less expensive, some more. Unlike many colleges and universities, Meredith allows its students to travel with their financial assistance. Scholarships are available too. Visit www.meredith.edu/admissions/financial-aid.htm for more information.
Will course credit transfer? I don't want my daughter to fall behind in her studies!
Yes. Each study abroad participant works closely with the Office of International Programs, her advisor, and various department heads to ensure that the classes she intends to take will transfer back to Meredith. To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend that each student have approved twice as many classes as she will take.
Studying abroad rarely hinders a student's timely graduation. In fact, most study abroad participants graduate on time or early!
Is study abroad safe?
Studying abroad poses about the same risks as living in the United States (and sometimes even less risk). Your daughter will need to use common sense and take the same precautions as in the United States. The Office of International Programs regularly consults the U.S. State Department's web site for travel advisories and maintains contacts with students abroad.
Who takes care of students once they are overseas?
Meredith's faculty-led programs have on-site program directors (usually Meredith faculty members) while Meredith's semester and year-long affiliates have on-site contacts who may reach the College as necessary.
How will studying abroad benefit my daughter in "the real world"?
The benefits of study abroad are enormous. In today's world, employers and graduate schools increasingly value overseas experience. Many employers are looking specifically for this experience when evaluating applicants. On a personal level, studying abroad develops a student's confidence, poise, and flexibility—more traits employers value! Visit our Benefits of Study Abroad section for more information.
Contact the Office of International Programs if you have questions that aren't answered here.