Parents are faced with cultural, climate and sometimes language issues. Parents have to consider if their children should attend a “local” school or alternatively one of the highly-rated international schools.
Whilst it is true that the quality of education should really be the most important factor in choosing a suitable school for your children, the reality of the situation is that cost is often a contributing factor.
A new study from currency exchange company FXCompared recently released a researched report of the educational costs expat families face. Their study examined the costs of expat schooling around the world in an attempt to assist parents in making the most financially sound decisions.
According to the study school fees for enrolling your children into a school in their adopted country vary greatly. For example international schools in both Canada and the United Arab Emirates average out at just £11,000 per year - just over half the cost of the same service in Britain.
International schooling in France typically cost just £14,000 per annum while in Germany and Australia these costs are even lower, posting an average price of £12,000 a year.
Unsurprisingly the study also revealed that countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland, all popular expat destinations, charge fees more similar to UK rates.
Of course the costs of expat schooling are far more than simply basic school fees. Consideration must also be given to a suite of other costs such as uniforms and school trips. For expats considering schooling their children abroad you will also want to consider the costs of travel so that your whole family can meet up from time to time.
This is precisely why New World Immigration offers an additional service in helping the family find the best school to suite their budget and educational needs.
Making use of a good immigration practitioner, such as NWI, guarantees your family access to services and facilities that will smooth the road to adapting to the new environment.
The team of professionals will, after consultation with the family, search for and locate the most suitable school for the family’s children taking all your specific needs into account.
For more information or to discuss your needs and options when planning to move your family abroad, consult NWI’s team of dedicated and experienced immigration professionals.