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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I’ve had an amazing time at Keats. I am amazed at how much I’ve learned over the last 3 weeks and I will be really sad to go. We are already planning on our next trip of coming back because we had such a fantastic time here. They really tailor the Chinese language course to you and your individual needs.
Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.
The teachers at Keats know how to read the students and how to help students learn Chinese language easily. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, but I also got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.
Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5.
All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.
It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.
At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.
We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.