There is a lot happening in the international education sector and the outflow of students from countries like India has been high. While the ground work to send the student abroad is high, a new journey begins once he/she goes abroad and starts living a life. As a parent, it is natural for many to be worried on various things about the welfare of their children and most importantly, keeping in touch whenever they can and vice-versa. So here are few inputs which might help.
Countries like USA and UK tend to upload the entire information on government websites so it is easy to locate where the student is travelling. Also, many universities are particular about students having health insurance coverage so that can relieve the parents of any health related tensions to the child. While choosing a plan, it is better to ensure that prescriptions, health check-ups, treatments are covered in it. Another factor that raises concern is the food and diet of the student.
Usually, parents are worried as to what will their child have. But with increasing international student flow, many countries are now providing the international cuisine in their stores and supermarkets. There are also chain of restaurants which are coming up with good spread. If nothing is working out, there is always the student support services which would offer support.
The international student support services are also helpful in guiding the student to adapt towards the new environment, its culture, the dos and don'ts of living abroad and above all, completing the education. There are also various other aspects covered such as health, university accommodation, employment opportunities, counseling towards emotional or psychological issues. Even if this student support is unavailable, there are various other bodies that support international students.