Study Abroad Parent Information

Studying abroad can be an exciting and stress-inducing experience, for both students and family members. We work extensively to get students ready for an international educational experience. We understand that students and family members have questions. We've answered many of them in the section below. If you have more questions, please contact stabroad@canisius.edu or 716-888-2785.

  • Why should my son or daughter study abroad?
  • When may my son or daughter study abroad?
  • What should be my role in the planning process?
  • What should my role be in helping my son or daughter with study abroad?
  • How can I communicate with my son or daughter while they are abroad?
  • What should I do if my child is unhappy during his or her study abroad program?
  • Can I visit my son or daughter while they are abroad?
  • What should I expect when my son or daughter returns home after studying abroad?
  • What’s the difference between a Canisius program and an external program?
  • How important is international experience for a career later on?
  • Does my son or daughter need to speak a foreign language in order to go abroad?
  • How can I learn more about my son or daughter’s study abroad program?
  • What are the requirements for study abroad?
  • What will my son or daughter study abroad?
  • Can my son or daughter do an internship while abroad?
  • Will my son or daughter’s courses abroad count toward graduation?
  • How are grades from abroad handled at Canisius?
  • Are there programs for students with special needs?
  • How will my son or daughter register for courses for the next term?
  • Are the teaching styles and grading systems different abroad?
  • How are courses approved for study abroad?
  • What does Canisius do to prepare my son or daughter to study abroad?
  • What support services will my son or daughter have while abroad?
  • What happens if my son or daughter changes the approved courses while abroad?
  • What will it cost for my son or daughter to study abroad?
  • How much will the flight abroad cost and when will it have to be paid?
  • Are there other costs that my son or daughter will incur prior to departure?
  • What happens if my son or daughter withdraws from the program?
  • What happens if my son or daughter has guaranteed on-campus housing at Canisius and she/he goes abroad?
  • How does study abroad affect my son or daughter’s financial aid?
  • What’s the best way for my son or daughter to access money abroad?
  • Will study abroad cost more than staying at Canisius?
  • Can my son or daughter work while abroad?
  • How much spending money does my son or daughter need?
  • How should I ensure that my son or daughter has money overseas?