Study Abroad Guide for Parents
Here are some helpful tips for our parents to prepare for their child's study abroad journey
The priority of parents is always to choose the best for their children. Patient listening to understand their mindset and goals can turn the table around. The decision-making that keeps children motivated is the ideal goal of every parent.Talk to our Experts
Understand Your Child’s Motivation
Parents must create a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages their child to thrive. When parents take the time to understand their child's motivations, they can better respond to their needs and aspirations. By doing so, parents can help their children develop a sense of purpose and direction, ultimately leading to tremendous success and happiness of their child. As a parent, it's essential to know why your child wants to study abroad, so you can support them in achieving their goals.
Participate in a thorough research process to explore the academic programs of your child's interest, the universities they have been discussing, and the type of lifestyle that would suit them the best. This comprehensive investigation will focus on the course, syllabus, campus culture, and housing arrangements offered by international institutions. By looking into these aspects, you can gather pertinent information that will enable you to make an informed decision on the most suitable fit for your child.
Parents should consider professional counselling when sending their children abroad for further studies to get up-to-date information about visa requirements, financial aid options, and cultural norms and expectations.
Canam Consultants has over two decades of experience helping students pursue their international education dreams and navigate the complexities of studying abroad. The hand-picked team also helps parents identify potential challenges, such as homesickness, language barriers, and academic difficulties, and develop strategies to address them.
Take the initiative to connect with friends and family members living abroad before sending your children abroad. Ask them about the challenges they encountered and how they overcame them. It's essential to be as specific as possible and ask any questions you have. Seek advice from those who have sent their children abroad before, and don't hesitate to ask detailed questions to address any concerns you may have.
Make a Detailed Plan
A detailed plan for sending your children abroad is crucial because it can help you ensure a successful outcome for your child's education and overseas experience. A comprehensive plan will enable you to consider all factors involved in the process and make informed decisions that align with your child's goals and aspirations.
By planning, you can carefully research and select the best course and university for your child, considering their interests, career goals, and academic strengths. This can help them get the most out of their education and maximize their potential for success.
Prioritize health - Ensure your child has a proper physical examination, dental check-up, and any necessary vaccinations before they leave.
Ensure travel safety - Take necessary precautions, such as purchasing travel insurance and signing up for safety programs, to ensure your child's safety during their journey.
Plan visits - Plan to visit your child once they have settled in to show emotional support and spend quality time together.
The Estimate Financial Requirement
Calculating the estimated cost of sending your children abroad is essential.
While tuition fee is a significant expense, other costs, such as accommodation, food, health coverage, communication, and travel, should be considered. Calculating the total expenses involved in sending your children abroad can help you budget your finances effectively and plan for any additional cost that may arise during their stay. Having a realistic budget is important to avoid any financial surprises or difficulties.
For example, some countries may have a lower cost of living or can offer more affordable healthcare options, which can help you save money in the long run. In conclusion, calculating the financial budget required to send your children abroad is crucial to ensure you are well prepared for the expenses. It can help you budget your finances effectively, plan for additional costs, and make informed decisions about your child's education abroad.
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