Innovative International Student Support Programming

Innovations in Information for Parents of International Students

Institution Program Details
Colorado State University

International Parent

  • Having a student transition to a university setting can be a challenge for all families, however we recognize the added factors present when a student is coming from abroad. Additionally, we know each student's story is – and thus his or her experience will be – different. The goal of this website is to connect parents and families to an immense amount of information and provide a sense of trust that we care about you and your student. There are many paths to an U.S. education and we are excited your student chose to enroll at CSU.
  • While you may find this information in other places on the Parent & Family website, this page is designed specifically to meet the needs of international families and domestic families living abroad.
Grand Valley State University


  • Grand Valley State University provides information and resources for parents of international student to make their experience the best it can be.
Rhodes College

Information for Parents

University of California at Santa Cruz

International Admissions Presentation Video

University of Colorado at Boulder


Valparaiso University

FOCUS – New–Student Orientation

  • FOCUS New-Student Orientation assists new Crusaders in their transition to life at Valpo. FOCUS is required of all new students and is strongly recommended for parents/guardians of new first-year students.
  • Parents: Interact with other parents, faculty, staff, and current students. You will get tips and strategies for providing support for your Crusader in this new environment and become better acquainted with campus and its many resources.

We would appreciate your feedback. We would like to hear from you about any programs you've developed to help support the orientation and integration of international students on your campus as well as others you've seen as positive models at other institutions! Please provide that information to us at