Advice for Parents
You’re likely to feel a lot more secure about your child’s education abroad once you do some effective research. Start by gathering information on your child’s chosen study destination. Look into the course curriculum, campus life abroad and the accommodation options available for international students. You may also want to check with the admissions committee of the university that your child has shortlisted. If you don’t know how to reach or write to the university, we can surely help you. You can use our online resources to gather all the information you need. An education abroad can pose a lot of challenges and potential difficulties for you and your child. So be prepared to ask the right questions to the college representatives using all the information you’ve gathered. Work out a plan of communication before the departure date. It is important to be flexible with your plan because it may not always work out that way. Your child may have Internet issues or phone connection delays — so be prepared for such instances. Don’t be over-demanding and expect them to call you every day. Try and understand their difficulties and make arrangements to connect at a time, which is favourable for your child as well as you. Make an effort to connect with other parents whose children have previously studied abroad and learn about their experiences. Students and parents should both have a set of emergency contacts with them at all times. You should note down the contact details of your child’s college representatives or classmates.