4 Common Questions from Parents about Overseas Education
Posted on November 22, 2018
Overseas Education has become a pathway for students to experience active learning. It not only enhances their knowledge but gives a real-world experience. This, in turn, helps them put learning into practice even before graduation.
However, parents often have doubts, concern and queries regarding Overseas Education. According to Azusa Pacific University, the most common questions asked by parents are the following.
1. Would keeping in touch with my kids be difficult?
In the world of mobile, computer and social media, staying in touch is never an issue. Parents can contact their kids through WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime, Email and Facebook Messenger. Kids nowadays are quite accustomed to these new technology apps. Parents should also get used to these before their kids depart.
2. How convenient would it be to visit my kids while they stay abroad?
It solely depends on the students. Nevertheless, it is advisable to visit them at the end of the program semester. Students would not like to be interrupted while they are actively involved in educational programs. However, they would like some time off once the semester is over.
3. What about my kid’s Health and Safety?
The health and safety information is discussed with students even before they depart for Overseas Education. It is made sure by the Universities that they have no doubt whatsoever on the policy. International health insurance coverage is available anywhere in the world. Also, it is of utmost importance to any University to keep their students educated on the same.
4. How do I scheme a Budget for my kid’s Overseas Education?
Most of the Universities abroad provide students with a financial aid guide. In addition, they arrange for preparation resources and pre-departure meetings. In these meetings, students are advised about budgeting for a specific course or program. These materials should help parents work with their kid to plan a budget.
However, the budget should also include their housing, airfare, health insurance and meals fee.
Parents should keep that in mind. Universities often encourage students to apply for scholarships. That helps them with costs.
Here are a few tips for parents to make sure their kids have a well-planned Overseas Education.
- Read all the emails regarding your kid’s Overseas Education plan
- Attend the pre-departure meetings so you’re on top of things
- Review the financial aid guide and scheme a budget considering all future expenses
- Universities often provide with a parent or family guide. Do make the most of it
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