We recommend that family members and friends review our site and encourage their family member or friend to do the same. Please be advised that International Safety and Security adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (commonly referred to as FERPA), "a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records" (U.S. Department of Education). Due to these laws and guidelines, we cannot disclose your students’ records, even to a parent or guardian, without the student’s prior written consent. As such, we encourage you to share your questions and concerns directly with your family member or friend.
We also encourage family members and friends to visit the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange website's Families & Friends section, which contains specific resources for those individuals that have a family member or friend participating in education abroad.