It can be difficult to make the decision to relocate your child to another country, particularly if he or she is a young adult. Let us promise you that this decision will have a positive impact on their future. Here is a guide to things that you might need to double check before your kid is all set to go.
As parents, we always want the best for our children. But, how do you ensure that they’re on the right path? Now is a good time to keep aside your thoughts and trust us as we take you through the journey.
The decision to move to a different country might be overwhelming, especially if your child is a young adult. It will not only relocate them geographically but will also impact their cultural lifestyle.
Here is a guide to things that you might need to check and recheck before your kid is all set to go.
SELECTING THE RIGHT COURSE AND INSTITUTION
With numerous fields of study and upcoming career options, it is natural to find yourself and your child confused. You can seek help from a professional counsellor or a trusted resource. Taking up hands-on training or a campus tour can help your child better decide for themselves.
GETTING YOUR CHILD A STUDENT VISA
A country with booming development is just a visa away! But between you and your visa lie dozens of applications and paperwork. The best way you can get away with the hassle of all the paperwork is by finding an agency to do it for you.
PRE-DEPARTURE AND POST-ARRIVAL SUPPORT
Often the ones that will go unnoticed, but will take you the most courage are moments of transition. Your to-do list pre-departure and post-arrival can take a toll both mentally and physically on both you and your child. Customs, reservations, and unplanned cancellations can be quite uncertain and difficult, specifically if your child is travelling alone. You can minimize all the stress by make checklists and ticking them off as you go. Or you could let us help you with your job at Onyric.
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
English is most widely spoken in Canada. Here you will find your way to numerous French speakers as well. Fluency in these languages will go a long way. They can also add weight to your Permanent Residency application if your child intends on staying back.
FINANCING AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT
Education in Canada is relatively less expensive than in the US or the UK. But it can still be a lot. The additional costs of living and accommodation can be heavy on your pockets.
International students can work across the week or on weekends to make-up for their living expenses. If your child is exceptional academically, they can seek a scholarship.
You can look up options online or in-person and choose what fits your child the best. The rent can vary accordingly. Peers could have a deep impact on your child’s lifestyle. Making the right choice in picking accommodation, locality and roommates has to be done wisely.
SKILL-SET YOU SHOULD ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO BUILD
Living by themselves will get your child in terms with reality, far from the comfort of home. What they will need to surf through time is the basic skill-set to be able to cook, use a washing machine, the bank and budgeting. Savings, living on a budget, and other practical skills are essential in day to day life. Being well prepared will always help them deal better with the situation.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING OF YOUR CHILD
Pressure from college, cultural shocks and change in habits are hard to deal with. As a parent, you could help your child cope as simply by checking on them. The internet has brought the world closer. Take full advantage of it and make regular voice or video calls to stay in touch. Take courage and break the ice to get all the hard conversations going.
Stepping in Canada will bring your child an avenue full of opportunities and experiences. Let’s prepare them for the future. Don’t forget to keep hope and trust as your child steps into a brighter world.
In case of any confusion or difficulty, feel free to reach out for help. We at Onyric are here to guide you and help you get through the process smoothly. So, let us plan together to build the best for our children.