Study Abroad Information for Parents




Students interested in Study Abroad want to see more of the world, make new friends from many different cultures, develop cross-cultural competence, become independent, and enhance their career prospects.

Frequently asked questions:

How much is study abroad going to cost for semester- long programs? 

Depending on the program your student chooses, the cost may be very similar to the cost of attending ATU. In reciprocal programs, students continue to pay tuition at their home university, ATU, and are often still eligible for their financial aid and scholarship, but are taking their classes for credit abroad.

What about safety abroad?

See Safety.

How does my student get started?

The first step for your student is to explore the ATU Study Abroad website and then speak to the Study Abroad Coordinator.

Here are some of the things your student is responsible for:

  • Speak to a Financial Aid to see what their financial aid is going to be for their time abroad
  • Meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss graduation requirements
  • Obtain a passport, and Visa, if necessary
  • Fill out all necessary paperwork, such as Student Information Sheet, Waiver of Liability, etc.
  • Obtain both international health insurance as well as insurance covering medical evacuation and repatriation.
  • Participate in the mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting

Further information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Study Abroad Coordinator,

Gabriele Haulmark,