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FOR MORE INFORMATION
■■ USA StudyAbroad (U.S. Department of State)

https://studyabroad.state.gov/experience-studying-abroad/information-parents
■■ What Parents Need to Know https://www.nafsa.org/Shop/detail.aspx?id=912S
■■ API Study Abroad Parent Page https://www.apistudyabroad.com/parents/

is billed to her office. "There is no limit to
the number of people who can call at one
time," she says, noting that on a recent call
she had 19 parents on the line. She offers
two conference calls in early February, a
few nights apart, during which she reviews
information about the college's facultyled travel courses, which depart in March
and May. "I send an e-mail invite to the
students that they can forward to their
parents if they wish: This provides implicit
authorization [for parental participation]

from the students." During the calls,
Melavalin explains the college's expectations of the students, shares safe travel tips,
and goes over the content of the predeparture orientation with them, so that
they know what the students have been
told and can help reinforce the messages
students have been given by the school.
Melavalin also tries to make parents aware
that it's best not to "overcommunicate"
with students while they're away, so that
they can focus on their studies and their

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experiences abroad, rather than being
constantly engaged with communications
from home.
What about those parents that just
don't get the message? "If a parent is
particularly involved, especially predeparture, I kindly remind them that while
I understand their interest in supporting
their child, they will not be abroad with
their child, so we all need to work together
to help empower the student. Where
possible, I also try to give them a task, or
a set of tasks, to help them redirect their
energy," says Tsantir. "But no matter what
the reason is for the parent's call, it is most
helpful to put yourself in their shoes," she
adds. "Starting from a place of understanding their concerns, and doing your best to
answer the question is always best." ■
JANET HULSTRAND is a writer, editor, and
teacher who divides her time between France
and the United States.

With more than 30 years' experience hosting students from
around the world, California State University, Northridge
annually welcomes nearly 3,000 international students,
helping them to achieve their goals and to experience life
in Southern California.
Whether you want to pursue a degree, study English, or
stay for a semester or two, with over 60 undergraduate
majors, more than 50 graduate programs and two
professional doctoral degrees, we are sure to have what
you are looking for.
At CSUN, International students can:
✓ Pursue a degree
✓ Study English
✓ Experience a Semester Abroad
CSUN has been awarded many distinctions including
international accreditations through AACSB and ABET and
awards such as The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 25 Film
and Music Schools in the U.S."

Visit us at Booth 2518 and the CSU Pavilion

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2017

From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 9
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 10
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 11
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 12
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 13
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 15
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 17
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 18
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 19
International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 29
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 34
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 35
International Educator - May/June 2017 - What Happens to Study Abroad Students
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 40
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 41
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 62
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 63
International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 65
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 66
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 67
International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 69
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 70
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 71
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 73
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 74
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 75
International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 77
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 78
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 79
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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