Information for Parents

We hope this experience for your student will be fulfilling and transforming. Students comment on their experiences as being completely life changing. These programs can affect the academic, professional and personal aspects of their life.

The student has been instructed to:

  • Seek financial assistance
  • See their advisor for assistance in choosing courses
  • Obtain a passport or ensure the existing one does not expire within 6 months of the program departure date
  • Obtain necessary VISA requirements according to program specifications
  • Attend an orientation before departure
  • Keep in contact with the study abroad office on any new developments
  • Provide a copy of their passport and flight schedule
  • Request a transcript from the host school two weeks before departure

We would like to discuss your student's study abroad opportunities with you. Please verify that your student has formally authorized you to access information about his or her financial and academic records at Ferris (per Family Education Rights and Privacy Act guidelines) and contact us at (231) 591-2450 or

Follow these links for additional information on Safety and Health and Financial Aid.



Education Abroad


What is Education Abroad?
Application Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Passport Information
Information for Parents
Faculty Resources




Short-Term Programs
International Semester Programs



MyPLACE Scholarship Program
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Safety, Health & Responsibility
Travelers' Top Ten Safety Tips
Helpful Websites

Travel Alerts and Information

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Office of International Education
(231) 591-2450

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