Get your son or daughter ready to study abroad with our tips. You can set them up for a rewarding time at boarding school, university or graduate school.
We recommend proper proper research beforehand to assure you that your children will enjoy their potential new home abroad. Find out more about the history, culture and customs of the destination, and the qualification equicalency of the school or university in your home country. This ensures they are in a good position when they return home.
Moving abroad is a big step in your child's life and it's an opportunity for them to become more independent. Feel free to help them with planning their overseas education, but be a guide rather than a decision maker. Let them make their own choices about courses and extra-curricular activities.
You and your children will surely miss each other. It's a good idea to plan your communication methods and frequencies so you always keep in touch. With email, SMS, video chat and social media there are a wide variety of choices.
It is unlikely that your children's new school or university will be located in a remote place, so don't fill their suitcases with absolutely everything. They need only take necessary things like clothes, toiletries and electronic devices like their laptop, tablet and cellphone. Prescribed medicines are of course essential. As for the rest, it'll be easier for them to buy once they arrive in their new country.
It's normal to be worried about children going abroad to study. But you can feel more reassured by agreeing on certain procedures should anything go wrong – this might include what to do if they lose their valuables, have an accident or fall ill. You should have the contact details of your children's university and residence, while your children should list you as their emergency contact.
If you're an HSBC Premier customer, your child can take advantage of all the great benefits that come with the account.
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