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YOUR CHILD HAS DECIDED TO STUDY ABROAD IN CHINA: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER

Watching your child pack their bags, head to the airport and get on a plane alone to China to study is a moment you will never forget.

There will be happy tears that they’re going off and educating themselves, but there will also be sad tears because you’re going to miss them. But, the happy tears will outweigh the sad tears and when they land in Kunming, China, we’ll take great care of them.

Allowing your child to study abroad is a big decision, so here are 5 considerations you and your family should consider before applying to schooling abroad.

THE COST


The costs of study abroad programs vary greatly across schools and programs. At Keats School in Kunming, China, we offer eight different Chinese language courses at various price points.

Depending on the study option, and how long you intend to study abroad, your cost will differ.

Our tuition prices also include accommodation, food, and amenities. Not all schools offer this, which means the cost will greatly increase when you add on rent and food. To see everything included in our tuition fees, check out our application section on the website. It shows you every option at Keats and what’s included in the fee.

EXTRA TRAVEL COSTS


When your kid gets off the plane in Kunming, China, they’re going to feel the overwhelming sense of wanderlust. It’s a new country they may never have been to before, which means they’re going to want to explore when they’re not in school.

That could simply mean exploring the beautiful city of Kunming on their free time or it could mean buying a flight to a nearby tourism point of interest and heading there for the weekend.

There will be extra costs during their time away studying. This means your family will have to save a bit of extra pocket cash for the trip. Discussing potential travel plans with your child ahead of time will allow your family to plan for the extra funds.

If those funds aren’t completely available for you, Keats School offers Culture Classes in addition to Mandarin courses. These classes will make your child receive a cultural awakening.

We also offer a Chinese Language Course + Tour in China and a Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China.

These three options will have your child experiencing the city and country, all while becoming fluent in Mandarin.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS


Your child’s health and safety are going to be one of your biggest concerns when deciding if studying abroad is right for them.

We take this very seriously at Keats, as we want you to be comfortable at home while your child is with us.

We offer medications for minor illnesses and help your child if they need to visit a doctor or hospital.

There are some very good international hospitals in Kunming. They have very good doctors and equipment for medical treatment.

They work together with foreign insurance companies to ensure that your medical cost in China can be compensated. The teachers at Keats will take the students to see a doctor and will help to translate. The school also offers special meals for students who don’t feel very well.

If you’re interested in learning more about the health and security measures at Keats, speak to one of our representatives. We’d be happy to discuss this with you.

You can also buy travel insurance and speak to a physician specializing in travel medicine and traveling abroad precautions.

PASSPORTS AND THE RIGHT DOCUMENTATION


It’s important to have all of the right documentation before studying abroad.

Students will need a passport and visa when traveling to Kunming, China, to study. Your child’s passport will need at least 6 months of remaining validity and blank visa pages to receive your visa for studying abroad.

We offer to help you and your family with the visa application at Keats, which is not included in many other universities and schools.

KEEPING IN TOUCH


If the distance between you and your child worries you, don’t worry; keeping in touch is a lot easier nowadays.

Modern technology, especially the internet, makes it incredibly easy to know what’s going on in your child’s life while they’re abroad.

First things first, you’ll want to download skype and have your child show you how it works if you’re not already familiar with it.

Once your kid is in Kunming, China, you’ll be able to have Skype dates. They can even tell you some of the new Mandarin they’ve learned.

At Keats School, we offer free internet access for all students and a SIM card for their phones.

Make sure to like Keats’s Facebook page as well because we’re always updating our student albums from fun activities.

If you’re hoping to send mail or care packages to your child while they’re studying at Keats, you can do so by sending the package to the following address:

80 Dongfeng Dong Lu (Dongfeng East Road) 16th Fl., Guolian Building, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, 650041

We can’t wait to hand your child their mail!

CONSIDER KEATS SCHOOL


Now that you’re a little more at ease with your son or daughter traveling abroad to study Mandarin, you must consider where they’ll study.

Throughout this blog post, we’ve mentioned the benefits of studying Mandarin at Keats School. To learn more about why Keats School is the best option, download our “Consider This” checklist. We talk about what’s offered at Keats School, which other schools don’t offer.

To get started on the application process, visit Keats School online.

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Matteo

Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming at Keats. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these places when you study Chinese in China at Keats.

Emiliano

Emiliano | Mexico

Small Group Chinese Class

I come to Kunming because I think the environment in Kunming is better and I heard that Keats School is better. I like the small group Chinese class because my classmates study hard and our teachers are very good. I like the teaching method of Keats because I like the activities at Keats. I think Yunnan is a particularly beautiful Chinese province.

 

Jade

Jade | UK & Mauritius

Small Group Chinese Class

I think the Chinese learning environment here is great. The teaching methods are also very interactive and fun. What I particularly enjoy here is the fact that my teacher does not stick to the textbook. We spend a lot of time discussing general topics, such as Chinese culture, world news, typical expressions used by local people. We also discuss social and economic topics.

Joleen

Joleen | Germany

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

About studying Chinese here, I think the living condition is very convenient because the dorm is very close to the classroom. Our teachers really enjoy teaching Chinese. They are also very passionate. Compared with other cities in China, Kunming has really good weather.

Joep

Joep | Netherlands

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.

Stew

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot of discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relaxing. I would recommend the school.

Hitanshu

Hitanshu | UK

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

Aliza

Aliza | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. When you learn Chinese in China at Keats, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.

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