Information for Parents
Resources for parents and guardians of Marist Abroad participants
Conditional acceptance to Marist Abroad
After the Marist Abroad on-line application has been submitted and processed, successful applicants will receive a "Conditional Acceptance" letter through e-mail. The letter outlines next steps for pre-departure planning.
Health & Safety Abroad - Policies, recommendations, and resources
A Safe Trip Abroad - US Department of State advice for students planning international travel.
CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Vaccines, Medicine, Advice, Travel Health Notices
GeoBlue Worldwide Insurance Coverage is provided to every Marist Abroad participant.
- GeoBlue coverage is included in the Marist Abroad fee.
- Participants are automatically subscribed for the coverage.
- GeoBlue sends a welcome to each participant, with instructions for registering and gaining full access to https://admin.geobluestudents.com/login/login.cfm for: ID card; recommended physicians, hospitals, pharmacies; drug translation guides; claim forms; benefits; health, safety, security info; etc.
- The GeoBlue ID card includes emergency phone numbers; participants should carry it in their wallet while abroad.
GeoBlue Worldwide links:
- Parents Page
- Summary of medical coverage 2016-17
- Political security and natural disaster evacuation services overview (2.2016.1)
- Mobile App
Why register for STEP? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in a foreign country.
STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency:
- Receive important information from the local U.S. Embassy re: safety conditions.
- Embassy contact in an emergency (natural disaster, civil unrest, family emergency).
- Help family and friends get in touch in an emergency.
Travel to your program site - Flight bookings: options, suggestions, resources.
US Dept. of State - US passport application or renewal instructions and forms; worldwide cautions; travel warnings; travel advice; registration with US consulates abroad. Websites of US embassies, consulates, diplomatic missions.
STA Travel - links to rail passes, travel insurance, International Student ID Card (ISIC), hotel and hostel reviews/bookings, flights, etc.
Visa information by country:
Magazines, articles, and guides:
- Marist Abroad Student Handbook
- Marist Abroad Globetrotter Magazine
- VERGE Travel with Purpose Magazine
- The Atlantic - study abroad article
- AP News: The Big Story "Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch;" - Beth J. Harpaz, Jul. 8, 2014
- Diversity Abroad - study abroad articles
- Fodor's Travel - guide
- LET'S GO - student travel guide
- Rick Steve's EUROPE - travel guide