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Parents

Welcome Citadel Parents and Family Members!

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 We're delighted that your student has decided to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad during his/her time here at The Citadel. There are several proven values associated with the study abroad experience and we trust that your student will gain many life-skills during his/her time abroad. Whether your student is participating in a short-term, semester-long, Citadel-sponsored, or independent program, our team is here to help throughout the whole process!

Value of International Education

Studying abroad results in academic, personal, and social growth for students. Pre-departure responsibilities help students develop problem-solving skills that they will rely on heavily during their time abroad. Sometimes a student's question will not be answered directly, instead students are referred to previous emails and webpages regarding a particular topic, allowing them to practice using available resources to find answers, handle ambiguous situations and examine indirect communcation. Students often surprise themselves with the numerous opportunities for personal, professional and academic growth that takes place before, during, and after their study abroad experience.

Student-Centered Office

It is important for you as a parent, gaurdian or family member to understand the various processes in place pertaining to study abroad. Our office is student-centered and we purposefully strive to communicate directly with the students themselves. Stuadents are the individuals who will be abroad and are responsible for themselves in a foreign country. Whlie we are pleased to meet with parents and family members to answer questions and offer support/resources, in many cases we cannont share specific information pertaining to your son or daughter with you due to the FERPA student privacy regulations. We ask that you channel your questions and concerns through your student, as they will benefit from the information shared as well and are directly affected by the study abroad processes. Therefore, we ask that the student him/herself serve as the family representative throughout the study abroad experience.

Study Abroad and Transfer Credit

Students who study abroad meet with an academic advisor prior to travel to ensure that the courses they take while abroad will transfer back to and fit into the student's academic career here at The Citadel. Students must earn a C or better in any course taken abroad in order to receive transfer credit. All courses that students take abroad must be pre-approved prior to the student's arrival on-site. The Office of Study Abroad, International, and Domestic Programs works with partner institutions and Citadel academic departments to pre-approve course offerings while those studying on independent programs are responsible for the course approval process themselves. In either case, the OIDP team is available for support throughout the course selection process. Note that summer faculty-led programs offer courses for Citadel credit and students do not need to get pre-approval for the courses taken on such programs.

Citadel Global Scholars Program Contact Information

Global Scholars Greece

American College of Greece

International Student Services

Office: +30 210 600 9800 ext. 1409, 1207

Mobile: +30 694 576 0638

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Global Scholars Cyprus

University of Nicosia

Global Semesters Emergency Hotline: +1-866-400-2417

Program Operations Contact: Dr. Thanos Koulos Ph: +357 99 604763; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Program Coordinator: Laura Charalambidou Ph: +357 97 771929; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Global Scholars Spain

Universitat Autonoma Barcelona

Global Semesters Emergency Hotline: +1-866-400-2417

Local Program Coordinator: Stavros Kargas Ph: +34 605 818 675; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Parent Resources

IIE - A Parent Guide to Study Abroad

StudyAbroad.com - Parent Guide

U.S. State Department Travel Webpage

GO Overseas - Parent Blog

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