Study abroad will likely be one of the most rewarding and challenging events of your student's college experience, and, as a parent or family member, we appreciate that you want to know as much as possible about study abroad.

The Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad is here to support your student while they are abroad and during every step of the process, from initial preparations to returning from overseas. We invite you to explore our website, our Parent Guide, and our FAQ section to learn more about the program types offered at Clemson University, the financial and academic aspects of studying abroad, and our risk management processes. Please feel free to contact our office if you have additional questions.

Health & Safety

Students' safety and security are the highest priority for Clemson University. The Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad has policies and procedures in place to maximize the safety and well-being of study abroad participants. Details are outlined on our Healthy and Safe Abroad page.

Even prior to departure, your student will be able to take advantage of various health and safety resources to prepare for study abroad. For example, all study abroad students must attend a Pre-Departure Orientation and they will also have access to the Pre-Departure Handbook in their online application at any time. This handbook provides them with comprehensive information and advice to help prepare them for their time abroad including visa information, packing suggestions, tips on health and safety, financial information, etc.

Benefits of study abroad

Please know there are many benefits of study abroad, which are identified below. While complementing the academic experience on campus, study abroad will also provide your student the opportunity to thrive like never before and be more competitive in the job market. We are excited to help your student make study abroad a reality!