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Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions. If you do not find answers to your questions, do not hesitate to contact our office. We will be glad to assist.


When should my child study abroad?
What is a host university? Home university?
Will my child receive credit for courses taken abroad?
How much academic credit will students earn abroad?
Will my child receive credit for experiential learning?

Travel abroad

Does my child need previous travel experience to study abroad?
What travel documents are needed for study abroad?
When should my child arrive in the host country?

Room & board

Where and with whom will my child live?
Is there a housing curfew?
How is the housing and host family selected?
Are meals included with the program?
My child has dietary restrictions. What do I do?

Services & resources

What service does KEI provide before the program?
What service does KEI provide during the program?
What service does KEI provide after the program?


How do I communicate with my child abroad?
Will my child need a cell phone?
Can I send packages abroad to my child?
What do we do in the event of an emergency?

Money matters

Can financial aid be used to study abroad?
Are scholarships available?
How much money should we budget for books and personal expenses?
What is the best method to access money abroad?
How do I request a 1098-T form for tax purposes?
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