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Shipping Boxes Home, Buying Gifts for Family (I.E. Ipods, Laptops, Cell Phones)

Many students end up buying lots of gifts for their family and friends back home before they leave the US and then ship them home ahead of time. If you notice that your student is spending a lot of money on iPods, laptops or cell phones, you should talk to your student and remind them to budget wisely. If you have any concerns about your student’s lack of finances or their overspending, please bring this to your Local Coordinator’s attention so that he or she can inform CIEE. We will then check with the student’s Natural Parents to make sure that they have enough money to spend each month.