Please be aware that, even in this age of advanced technology, students may not have the opportunity to call or e-mail as soon as they arrive in their host country. It is not unusual for the student to call or e-mail two to three days after arriving. Please be patient.
Reasons might include the following:
- Delayed flights
- They are too tired.
- They have to check in with their university.
- They have a scheduled itinerary from the host institution.
- They cannot get a phone card immediately.
- They cannot access the Internet yet (new passwords, student accounts, etc.).
About Internet Phone Services
These are an inexpensive way for you to communicate with your student. Please talk with your student and set up appropriate "accounts" before they leave. Many students have found the following to be helpful: