Tips for Guardians

Applying to the Program

The IUHPFL requires students to complete a number of steps, starting with registering and passing the foreign language test. Students who pass the test will continue on with the application process by completing several documents and requesting appraisals and transcripts.

All students must provide at least one guardian e-mail. As a rule, all communication between the program and the student includes the guardian. Guardians are asked to confirm that they are receiving important e-mails and communicating with their son/daughter regularly to find out his/her wishes and progress throughout the IUHPFL program cycle.

Guardians are asked to confirm early on that they can accompany their student to the mandatory orientation on a Saturday in April or early May. Each language has a dedicated orientation day. Guardians are required to attend their students’ program orientation in order to meet and bond with the program's instructors and fellow students.

Guardians are asked to confirm that the program travel dates from June through July fit with their family's plans. If guardians plan on spending time abroad in the country of their student's program site, they are advised to plan their trip after the program ends.