Letter To Parent

“The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”
“The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.”
~William Temple
“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”  ~George Santayana
“It is better to build a child than repair an adult.”
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.”
~Morrie Schwartz
“A parent should fill up a child’s self-esteem bucket so high that all the holes from the world cannot empty it out.”


Dear parent:

You are key to what we hope to accomplish at Students Going Global. We cannot meet our ultimate goals for students here at Students Going Global without you and your support. We want to give students the greatest chance for success, which requires your invaluable role in their physical, mental and emotional health and well being. Your high expectations, involvement, nurturing, and commitment to your child’s education and well being will set him or her on the path to unlimited potential and can make all the difference.  You are truly invaluable in your ability to shape a child and produce magnificence, and we thank you for all that you do.

Therefore, we are pleased to offer your son or daughter this opportunity and to provide scholarships to assist students that are low-income. Students Going Global is a charitable, nonprofit organization that provides high achieving students in underserved cities opportunities to become globally literate and to experience life changing Educational Tours Abroad.

Safety is key at Students Going Global, so we assure you that your son or daughter will be in good hands with a 24 hour tour director, a 24 hour group leader, 1 adult chaperone for every 6 students and local tour guides, all working together to provide support, security, and protection around the clock so that all your son or daughter has to do is focus on learning, having fun, and getting the most out of their Educational Tour Abroad.

Prior to traveling abroad, we want our student participants to be well informed travelers because an open-minded, well informed, smart traveler is the best traveler. We, therefore, recommend that you and your son or daughter visit the  website www.travel.state.gov. It offers tips for traveling abroad along with travel warnings, alerts, immunizations, etc. It would also benefit your son or daughter to enroll in their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if students know the right things before they go. Please click on the link below to access an alphabetical listing of countries, which includes information on passports, immunizations, medical information, and conditions abroad that may affect your son or daughter’s safety and security. Country Specific Information

We thank you again for your support and the impact that you have made as a parent in your son or daughter’s life that has culminated into your son or daughter being selected for this opportunity. Congratulations and please view the links below to help your son or daughter prepare for their trip abroad.

With warmest wishes,

Sharreen Hardy
Founder of Students Going Global


1.) Why Support SGG: http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/donate/why-support-sgg/
2.) Introducing EF Educational Tours / 1 (800) 665-5364
3.) Responsible Traveling:
4.) Packing List:
5.) Passports:
6.) Low-income family resources:
7.) Mom’s Guide to the Five Love Languages of Children:
8.) Book – Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar
9.) Book – Ubuntu!: An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration by Stephen Lundin and Bob Nelson   
10.) Letter to student: