Convincing Your Parents Study Abroad is a Good Idea

Where Today has Taken Me

You’ve been accepted to your dream study abroad program. You’ve got your trip entirely planned out. You’ve applied for scholarships. You’ve started packing your suitcase(s). And then, your parents decide it’s no longer a good idea for you to go. You were about to get on a plane in a few weeks and fly off to the most incredible experience of your life, now what?!

We’ve probably all experienced this obstacle at some point in our process of preparing to go abroad. It’s only natural for our parents to worry about us, so why in the world would they let us get on a plane and fly to the other side of the world for a couple months where they might not be able to call us every single day?

I, being the youngest of three girls and never having left the country before, experienced this for months leading up…

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