How can I get in touch with my child while they are abroad?

Students are encouraged to call home immediately upon arrival in their host country to let their family/friends know that they have arrived safely. Prior to leaving the US, CIS Abroad furnishes our students with their residential address so that you will have a place to send all of those “care packages!” Another important consideration is finding the best time to call your student. To find out what the time difference is in the country they are living in compared to where you are located, please check the website Also, we’ve found that most of our students really like the ease and cost of using Skype or Facetime to “call home” … if you both have a Skype account and a headset, you can chat for free!