Guide for parents
It is crucial that you and your child are on the same page when it comes to overseas education. The process is complicated as it is but lack or information or misguidance can turn this wonderful experience into a nightmare. We understand your concern, be it financial, safety, course recognition or university accreditation! That is why we have created a guide, per se, to help facilitate the process of your child pursuing studies abroad and how your role as a parent can ease that process.
Understanding the student’s decision
First thing’s first, it’s all about the dreams and Global Opportunities supports students to achieve their full potential. The role of a parent is extremely crucial when it comes to understanding this. Their dreams might be very different from the parent might have thought and the support comes in the form of understanding what your child is driving towards and only then a parent will be able to support their decision of studying abroad.
Transparency about the financial aspects
Studying abroad is nothing short of an investment and the cost of courses in different countries varies a lot. To have a solid plan and make the best out of the financial situation, parents need to talk about this openly with the student, so the decision can be made transparently and logically which can avoid many irregularities when it comes to the whole process.
Understanding the process yourself
Global Opportunities strongly feel and suggest that a parent should be as involved in the counseling and admission process as much as the child. Parents can make a more experienced decision and keeping yourself engaged and open to the information can help you make the right decision for your child. Following is a list of what can be ensured by staying engaged with the process.
- The authenticity of the universities and their courses
- Child’s safety and health
- Staying in sync with your child’s journey
Details and Concerns – Last-minute Safety
We at Global Opportunities give a brief on all the last-minute necessities through our pre-departure Seminar. Following is a brief of what we talk about and the requisites.
- Keep the medicines along with their prescription
- Get them vaccinated for all the unwanted diseases and viral infections
- Check the countries with the media updates
- Your child also needs to be insured before he/she goes out to the foreign land
Once their date of journey is fixed, spend time with them. Give them emotional support and back them for their decision. If you have your acquaintances in the same country, do share their contact number with your child and them too. Support them with money beforehand by giving them the local currencies. Finalize the mode of transfer of money through banks. Fix the contact medium with them.
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