Studying abroad is a great opportunity for most students. This helps them to discover other civilizations and become polyglots thanks to the mastery of other languages such as English.
According to figures from the magazine l’Etudiant, more than 90,000 young people leave every year to study abroad.
Nevertheless, like any project, studies abroad must be prepared effectively so that everything goes well. If you are planning to let your child travel for his studies, it is necessary to make preparations before the departure period.
Register your child for private English lessons
To anticipate your child’s study abroad, you must first help him understand an international language. Since English is spoken in most countries in Europe and elsewhere, enrolling him in English language courses would be an economical option. In reality, English is now one of the most widely spoken languages especially in the professional field. It is involved in commercial exchanges, as well as in the industrial sector and international collaborations.
English is an official language in 53 countries and the most widely spoken language, by nearly 1.5 billion people around the world. It also ranks first in the ranking of the richest languages in the world and third in the ranking of native languages.
The benefits of learning English for your child
Learning English can help your child gain several benefits. In the beginning he will be able to exchange better with his peers and therefore integrate easily into their new destination country† Secondly, mastering this language is an added value for your curriculum vitae. In France, for example, you will maximize your chances of being recruited into a company if you know how to speak and write in English.
That said, when your child understands English, he can easily grow professionally and occupy positions of responsibility in the future. In addition, the application in some international companies requires writing cover letters and resumes in English. Likewise, according to some studies, learning a foreign language improves brain function.
Moreover, the content of the courses taught by the teachers in the international universities is in English to facilitate the understanding for the students. That said, your child can easily understand the lessons taught in the classroom. Finally, this language is very accessible as there are multiple resources available to make learning it easier.
Why choose a private English teacher?
To better anticipate his study abroad, thinking about private lessons for your child is the way to go. Indeed, private English teachers set the schedules of their classes based on your child’s availability. Their teaching method is personalized as it is adapted to the needs and level of each student, which is not the case with a group of several people.
In addition, the lessons of a private English teacher ensure that your child quickly masters this language. Likewise, this professional will guide his student in the preparation of the various school assessments† This is a great help to your child as he will put every chance of passing on his side during the exams. However, in order to take advantage of all these benefits, it is important to choose a good teacher for your child.
Criteria for choosing a private English teacher online
In order to choose a particular English teacher, certain crucial points must be considered. You should first consult the opinions of customers on the latter to get an idea of the quality of its service. You also need to make sure it offers personal help to his students.
Check the credibility of the specific English teacher before choosing them. Finally, prefer a teacher who offers a free first trial lesson and gives you the freedom to choose the hours and frequency of lessons for your child.
Read more about the academic requirements of the destination country
There are many countries in the world that welcome thousands of students to their university schools every year. However, each of them imposes specific rules for the integration of their schools. For example, in English-speaking countries the file to be supplied must contain the member’s school and language levelfollowed by the skills required by the respective campus.
Formalities related to school levels
Before opting for a school abroad, you must be informed about the diplomas that require integration. For example, in some Anglophone countries there is a program called Undergraduate. To integrate it, your child must necessarily have the baccalaureate degree. However, if he aspires to a college bachelor’s degree, he must use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)†
The required language level
To attend a university in an English-speaking country, students must be able to read and write English. For this, most of these schools subject them to certain tests to assess their language level. Among these tests we distinguish the:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System),
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language),
- TOEIC (Test of ‘English for International Communication).
Currently, most campuses in Anglophone countries test the language level of new students with the IELTS test. The TOEFL remains the most popular as nearly 10,000 universities around the world use it.
The condition related to the skills required by the campus
In addition to language and academic skills, your child may be admitted to universities abroad under other conditions. In fact, in the UK and Canada, institutions prioritize each candidate’s specific sporting, creative and social skills. Therefore, it would be an asset to him to have your child join certain associations such as scouting. If he’s already practicing artistic or sporting activitieshe must try to report this in the file to be submitted.
Include your child in the Erasmus programme
Erasmus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) in French means European action program for mobility for university students. Its foundation has been effective since 1987 and 33 different countries of Europe are members. The Erasmus program allows nationals of one European Union country to study in other EU countries while benefiting from a scholarship.
This program consists of: promote exchange between students and teachers other universities abroad. It thus allows your child to pursue his university studies in one of the Erasmus Member States. To this end, he can study in one of the affiliated schools to continue his higher education or get another high-quality education.
This program called Erasmus offers several advantages that we should definitely underline. This allows you to initially save for your child’s schooling, as no tuition fees have to be paid. That said, with the Erasmus program you no longer have to spend money on your university education.
This program also allows your child to receive a monthly mobility grant of 170 to 370 euros, depending on the country of destination. In addition, this program simplifies administrative procedures. These are carried out by your child’s host university. All he has to do is enroll in his French campus and in the host institution.
For more information about the Erasmus program, contact your child’s school to get the most out of it. Please note, however, that travel costs and presentation of the European Health Insurance Card are the responsibility of the student.
Plan financing for your child’s study
According to the media, BFMTV would cost about 18,000 euros for a whole year abroad, taking into account all expenditure items. If you cannot enroll your child in a free study program, you must provide general funding for their study abroad program. This point is based on three major major axes.
Tuition related costs
If you have not invested in the Erasmus programme, you are obliged to reimburse the costs of your child’s higher education. In this case, you need to plan a hefty budget, as university studies can be quite expensive. For example, if your child is enrolled in a marketing school abroad, the first year license costs about 11,000 euros†
Housing costs arise when your child has not been able to find a place in student housing. Then renting a studio near your university is essential. However, accommodation near university schools is a bit expensive.
You can then choose shared accommodation where your child will live with another student who is looking for accommodation. This alternative makes it possible to limit the costs of taking care of your child abroad.
Expenditure related to food
Your child’s diet is also an issue that you should take into account. This is a significant expense, and you will provide at least 200 euros per month about†
You should inventory and plan all these expenses before your child leaves for another destination to study there. If you cannot finance his studies at this level with your savings, it is possible to take out a student loan for him.