Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Parents and Family

Letter to Parents and Families

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for considering study abroad as an option for your student. Your consideration alone shows that you recognize the potential impact such an experience can have on his or her future.

We know that you may have concerns regarding your student’s plans to study abroad. There is a range of information on our website that will orient you to our office and the services we provide.

The Office for International Programs will be here with you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at rmax@luc.edu or at 773.508.7730.


Rosemary Max, EdD
Director, Office for International Programs


Recent Student Quotes

“Personally, it helped me grow as a person. I feel like I’m more confident now because I did that by myself because I organized it all by myself. Even when my mom came to visit and I picked her up from the airport, she said ‘You seem so much older and well traveled!’"
—Tahera Rahman, Alicante, Spain—USAC Spring 2012
"My parents really liked that the Rome Center is a Loyola Center and we have an immediate connection with that school. That’s another reason it was within my comfort zone. It was easy to tell my parents.”
—Wendolyn Gomez, Rome Center Fall 2011
“My dad and my mom always brag that they have three daughters who have gone to Africa. Even though they were like terrified because I don’t think they understand what the country or continent is like, my dad was afraid for me but also proud at the same time.”
—Nia Lewis, Accra, Ghana—USAC Summer 2011
“I think my parents were really supportive. They were like you can use it…you need to see more of the world.”
—Yun Tai, Rome Center Fall 2011
“I was the first and still am the only person in my family to have studied abroad so they (my parents) were very supportive because they knew it was an amazing experience that very few people get the opportunity to do and they thought it was great that I wanted to go."
—Devon Langston, Spain—USAC Fall 20111

Please visit our Parent Page for more information.