Simple Steps for Navigating the Complex World of International Education
Imagine what this must be like for children who are starting a new school in a new country. In addition to the normal feelings of anxiety, these children are also dealing with a sense of loss having said goodbye to friends and family and all things familiar as they move to a place full of unknowns.
While relocating internationally can be an exciting adventure, it can also be overwhelming for families, and the list of things to think about and manage is long. Internationally mobile families find ways to support one another and to be resilient. Global mobility programs and policies are designed to provide them with the additional support that they need. But when it comes to education and finding the right school in a city that is unfamiliar, a place where the options may be limited, or space does not allow for options, anxiety levels can rise simply because assignee parents and their children are not equipped to know how to even start the process.