Advice For Parents
Advice For Parents whose children may be looking to study in China. You can find complete information on costs, safety, security and tips on keeping in touch during their time away.How safe is China?
Travelling abroad to study would be daunting for anyone – so it’s lucky for those that choose to study in China that the country has such a diverse student community. In terms of living, on campus accommodation in dorms means a high level of security and peace of mind.
China in general has a low crime rate, with violent crime being rare, and the Chinese have a reputation for being largely honest people.
Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:
• Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
• Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
• Not making valuables obvious
• Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
• Being wary of strangers
• Being careful of traffic
Staying in touch
Staying in touch when your child is studying on the other side of the world might seem daunting – but there are ways you can talk regularly that don’t have to involve long distance phone calls and a nasty bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips:
• Blogging –
maybe encourage your child to keep a blog of their adventures overseas, so that other families members (such as grandparents) can keep up to date
• Local sim cards –
it is also a good idea for your child to buy a phone with a local pay as you go sim card when they arrive so that they can text and call home without running up a bill