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Parents of International Students

In addition to the normal stresses and adjustments all new university students experience, international students face their own unique set of challenges.  Being so far away from home and family can make the transition to university life significantly more difficult. Being in a new country, culture, climate and academic environment can be both exciting and overwhelming.  Many international students require additional supports specific to their needs and experience.

The International Student Services Office, (ISSO), is here to support your student with this transition and for the duration of their stay at Carleton.  Encourage your student to contact the ISSO for support on any issue be it academic or personal.  If we are not the appropriate service to assist them, we will make sure they are quickly connected to the correct service.

Parents may be interested to learn more about necessary travel authorizations, the payment process, or who to contact if they have concerns.