For Parents

At SFU, we understand that parents care deeply about their children, and that for some parents, the idea of their child traveling to another country can raise many questions. 

The CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is a non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization that has operated for over 65 years. The CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. On the CIEE website, there is a section which is dedicated specifically to answering some of the questions that parents might have: click here to visit.

Another excellent resource is a free e-book by the Institute for International Education, althought it is aimed at parents in the USA, most of the information is still applicable and useful. A copy has been provided below:

If you still have any questions or concerns, please don't hesistate to contact us.