Here are a few things to think about when your child is considering applying for college overseas:
Cost of Attendance:
This may come as a surprise, but it may be lower overseas depending on the degree, duration & exchange rate.
Did You Know? Many overseas institutions accept U.S. Financial Aid such as direct loans, the G.I. Bill and 529 plans. There are also international student scholarships.
Depending on the country, your child may benefit from lower tuition schemes when applying to certain countries if he/she is the holder of dual citizenship.
Less Stress to Apply:
Save your child stress knowing that there is a higher level of transparency in overseas admissions requirements.
In most countries, your child can begin programs such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Law straight out of high school--saving time AND money. I can also provide tips on accreditation afterward.
It's a lot easier to get paid international internships and work experience in overseas countries as part of the degree--the best way to become career-ready.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
Whether you're an ex-pat currently living in North America or someone with less experience when it comes to international travel, I get it; choosing to send your child to another country for university isn't a decision to be taken lightly. But here are a few reasons you can trust me to be your college consultant for overseas study:
I bring the unique experience/perspective of having worked in international recruitment and admissions for some of the world's top universities, including The University of Edinburgh (a U.S. & Canadian student favorite!) and UNSW Sydney, among others.
I also have a Master of Education and completed UC Irvine's Certificate of Independent Educational Consulting.
Former Ex-Pat & International Student Myself:
I've lived on four continents; with a wide network of professional contacts at institutions around the globe, I know about a lot of options—not just the ones you’ve heard of! I also know firsthand what mistakes to avoid!
All students (except the General Q&A package) will have access to the Unifrog student platform and tools, the most comprehensive portal for researching college options overseas, keeping organized, discovering new interests, subjects and careers and more.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sara for the past couple of years. We have given joint presentations on the Australian higher education system and we have collaborated multiple times. Her knowledge on international education is unparalleled, and she is always up to date with market trends and nuances. She works to inform students of options they don’t even realize they have and helps them achieve their true potential. She deeply cares about the students that she works with; you are in great hands with Sara!
Country Officer, The University of Melbourne
I provide Pre-Departure sessions--as well as parent-specific sessions--to help prepare you and your child for life and study overseas as well as college readiness.
Value for Money:
I help give families peace of mind in the admissions process and help them save time and money—incredibly important in today's world where a college education is usually the second biggest family investment after buying a home.
Applying for college abroad does take a lot of prep and planning for the curriculum, application and testing; it is definitely to your child's benefit to get in touch sooner than later so as not to miss out.