Resources for Family and Friends
Family and friends of students abroad for a semester often wish to visit. These visits can be a wonderful opportunity for both the student and family/friends, but keep in mind that students are truly studying abroad, with required class hours and study time.
Allow the student some time to settle in and find a routine. Respect the time needed for academics and don't expect the student to miss or ask to be excused from class during your visit. We recommend you plan to join your student for one of the academic breaks, a long weekend, or at the end of her or his program. When you do arrive, she or he may be your expert tour guide.
Short-term programs are intense academic courses and no visits should be planned during the course of the program.
Emergency contact information
In the event of a political, social, health, or natural emergency, the Office of Global Studies is in contact with the on-site staff for any study abroad program offered through St. Kate's. The on-site staff in turn seek advice from the local authorities and the US Consulate or Embassy nearest to the program location. Remain in contact with the on-site staff in an emergency situation.
In case of emergency, first contact the student's on-site program staff directly. You may also contact the Office of Global Studies at any time.
Office of Global Studies
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
After Hours Emergencies:
St. Kate's Public Safety
(You will be put in touch with a Global Studies staff member).