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Parent, Guardian or Family Member of a Study Abroad Participant,

Congratulations to your student on making the decision to study abroad, an opportunity that we hope will be an academically engaging, exciting, life-changing experience that will broaden your student’s worldview and help him or her succeed in today’s globalizing society.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers a wide variety of study abroad programs from which students can choose and many resources for assisting them with selecting the option that best meets their individual needs.  In addition to online resources, the Programs Abroad Office employs both student and professional staff with international experience and hosts a bi-annual study abroad fair as well as daily general information sessions.

If you have questions about your student’s study abroad program, we encourage you to review the resources below and to communicate with your student about your concerns.  If, after speaking with your student and reading this site, you still have questions, please feel free to contact the Programs Abroad Office at or 865-974-3177.

Thanks again for your support, and best wishes for a great study abroad experience!

The Staff of the Programs Abroad Office
Information about the five general program types UT offers.
Learn more about the steps students need to take before they apply to study abroad and the general program deadlines.
Information about how much studying abroad costs, financial planning for study abroad, using existing financial aid and scholarships to study abroad, and additional scholarship opportunities.                   
Read more about health and safety information for students traveling abroad.
Tips for communicating with your student and providing support while he or she is abroad.
Tips for helping your student with cultural adjustment and providing support while he or she is abroad.

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