Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Welcome to Clark Study Abroad and Away! 

We are sure that you're curious and excited about the journey your student is about to embark on.

You may be wondering about what is an appropriate level of involement, and how you can be informed. We have tried to provide as much information as possible on our policies and procedures, as well as resources for you to use throughout the study abroad process.  We encourage all families to speak with their student directly for specific program information, as in most cases, your student already has received all information and questions can most easily be answered that way.  Your student has also been given contact information for their program.

What We Do

We handle all elements of the study away process, from advising students during pre-departure to facilitating any issues while away and helping make connections when they return to campus. We are also responsible for: developing programs; working with faculty and staff at Clark; holding informational meetings; advising individual students on each program; conducting pre-departure orientations; communicating with overseas staff; arranging finances; monitoring safety and health concerns; translating overseas transcripts; and conducting returned student meetings. In many ways, the entire process is reflective of the college academic experience.

Although we communicate primarily with students, we actively encourage them to share all information with you.  Below, some of most essential topics are covered:


Costs & Scholarships

Health and Safety


Why study away?

Common fears (and solutions!) for parents of study abroad students

Program pages for families:


CAPA parent blog


CIEE for parents


CET health and safety


School for Field Studies (SFS) for parents