Skip Navigation

Parents

Congratulations on your child's decision to study abroad. From our experience, UCLA students who study abroad are inquisitive, open-minded, and eager to engage in hands-on learning about our world.

Your child's interest in enhancing their UCLA education through international educational exchange says a lot about what kind of person you raised.

Whether your child is preparing to study abroad, currently on EAP, or a returnee, you have an important role to play. It is important for most students that their parents understand and support their time abroad. The easiest way to do this is to learn about what the study abroad experience through EAP has to offer him or her, and then prepare for an intense learning period that will have its peaks and valleys, but ultimately leave a lasting positive impact.

Within the University of California system, we have noticed an increased student interest in the world we live in, especially since September 11, 2001. Study abroad applications have increased in the last year, reflecting a national trend. As our world becomes more complex and interdependent, the value of international living and study increases.

As you may know from our program overview, EAP is a UC-wide study abroad program that has provided high quality, very affordable academic opportunities for thousands of UC students at our partner institutions all over the world for the last 40 years. We in the UCLA EAP office are dedicated to making these opportunities available to an increasing number of UCLA students through more flexible offerings and increased scholarship opportunities. We are committed to helping prepare and support them through their time on EAP.

Ultimately, EAP will help your child develop into a world citizen who understands, appreciates, and contributes positively to a rapidly changing world. We welcome you to the EAP family of supporters.

EAP offers an annual Parents Orientation for all parents of students going abroad on EAP. The orientation is held one evening in the Spring quarter and provides parents an opportunity to learn more about EAP, hear about study abroad from UCLA students who have gone on EAP, and meet EAP staff. Parents are invited to attend with the knowledge and approval of their children

Parents are welcome to read everything they can about EAP, including the EAP General and Country Guides that all students receive. We recommend you consult with your daughter or son about looking through their program materials.

For background information on how the EAP office communicates with parents, please read about the Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA).

Parents are welcome to read everything they can about EAP, including the EAP General and Country Guides that all students receive. We recommend you consult with your daughter or son about looking through their program materials.

Education Abroad Program