Missionary to the Arts

Brian SchlottmannParent Info

The following article was written by Paige Smith, one of the Abante International Pioneers. She along with a small pioneering team set out to establish the inaugural year of Abante International. Here she writes about her journey, the impact of the program, and how it changed the trajectory of her career. — Since I was in the 4th grade and … Read More

Study Abroad: Luxury or Necessity?

Brian SchlottmannFeatured, News, Parent Info

  In his article “Study abroad is necessity, not luxury” in USA Today, writer and television host Rick Steves presents a case that demonstrates the necessity for investment in study abroad programs. His opens his article with: Even in challenging economic times, making sure that study abroad is part of our college students’ education is a vital investment. If we want a … Read More

A Parent’s Perspective

Brian SchlottmannParent Info

CLEVELAND, TN My name is Cindy Smith and last summer, somewhere around the 4th of July, I received a phone call from my youngest daughter, Paige, just after I had fallen asleep for the night. After a quick discussion to make sure nothing was wrong, she said these words that I remember with crystal clarity. “Mom, I have something to tell … Read More

How Should I Pack For Puerto Rico?

Beba SchlottmannFAQ'S, Parent Info, Puerto Rico

Abante International Puerto Rico Segment Packing Instructions • Luggage: In addition to your main piece of luggage, a day-pack (a small backpack or courier bag) is useful for sightseeing and/or hiking (this could also be your carry on-keep in mind, you need to bring your lap top as well). • Casual Clothing: A rain jacket is optional, sneakers or sturdy shoes … Read More