When a child pursues higher education abroad, parents naturally worry about staying connected and providing support, especially during challenging situations. Here, we address how parents of Indian students studying in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada can remain engaged and supportive while their children are abroad.
In the digital age, staying in touch is easier than ever. Regular calls, video chats, and instant messaging help maintain strong family bonds.
Understanding and respecting the time differences is crucial to avoid calling at inconvenient times and to schedule suitable times for communication.
Understanding the costs involved and ensuring timely financial support is crucial. Familiarize yourself with the banking systems and money transfer options available.
Regularly encourage your child, celebrate their achievements, and support them through their challenges.
Regular conversations about their experiences, challenges, and feelings help in understanding their emotional state and offering the needed support.
Have a clear plan and open lines of communication for any emergencies, ensuring your child knows they can count on you.
Plan visits, if possible, to understand their environment better, strengthen your bond, and offer direct support.
Help them navigate through visa renewals, legal obligations, and other administrative aspects by staying informed and offering guidance.
Encourage them to embrace the new culture while staying connected to their roots, and support them in dealing with cultural shocks and adaptations.
Stay involved in their academic progress and career planning, offering advice and support where needed.
Staying connected and supportive to children studying abroad is paramount. The journey can be as rewarding for parents as it is for the students, fostering growth, independence, and global perspectives.
PFEC Global is here to facilitate this journey, providing expert advice and support to ensure smooth navigation through the challenges and opportunities of studying abroad.
PFEC Global is well-equipped to guide parents through the intricate aspects of international education. Our experienced education counsellors provide tailor-made solutions, helping parents stay connected and supportive while their children are studying in a foreign country.
We are committed to easing the concerns of parents and ensuring the well-being and success of the students.
Book a consultation with the expert Education counsellors of PFEC Global to understand more about how you can stay connected and supportive to your child while they are studying abroad. Let’s work together in crafting a fulfilling and enriching international educational experience for your child.