Learn How to Ensure Your Child Has Everything They Need While Studying Abroad

Learn How to Ensure Your Child Has Everything They Need While Studying Abroad
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Traveling to study abroad can be a great way for your child to be introduced to things that they wouldn’t see or do if they stayed in the states. When your child travels overseas for school, it’s important to realize that it can be difficult for them to get a job in some countries. If your child isn’t able to legally work while they are overseas, you will need to find a way to get them the items that they need while they are away. The following guide walks you through a few tips you can use to ensure that your child has what they need while they are away.

Transfer Money to Them When They Need It

Your child will need money in order to be able to live comfortably while they’re abroad. When you need to send money to them, consider sending it through Ria Money Transfer. You can send money online immediately when your child needs money. Using online money transfer allows you to take care of the process from the comfort of home. You nor your child need to travel great distances or worry about trying to transfer money during business hours.

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Also, when you send travel money online, you can rest assured that the exchange rate is accurate. Trying to understand the exchange rate when your child is in another country can be difficult. Having the money wired to them directly will make the process easier for them.

Have a Subscription Sent to Them

There are now online retailers, like Amazon that allow you to ship items to people all around the world on a subscription basis. You can sign up for the subscription and have all hygienic and house care products sent to your child on a regular basis. This allows you to rest assured they have what they need without you having to remember to order the items for them.

Ship Items to Them Directly

If there are items from the States that they are not able to get where they’re located, you could always ship them to them. There are restrictions when it comes to things that can be shipped internationally so it’s important to determine what the restrictions are to ensure that you abide by them when you ship an item. Some items are illegal to ship while some are limited by size.

All items will have to pass through customs when they’re being shipped overseas. Custom checks can take quite some time, so it’s best to ship the items a few weeks before your child needs them.

Send Items with Your Child

When your child comes to visit, pack a suitcase full of items that they want to have when they are overseas. If they check the baggage, they can bring more items with them than they could if they simply put everything in their carry-on luggage. Some airlines allow passengers to check one bag for free while others require passengers to pay a fee. You’ll have to pay any fee before the bag can be loaded onto the plane.

Talk to your child about what items they need before shipping anything. There may be shops nearby where they can get the items that they need so that they don’t have to wait weeks to get them. You may be able to simply send them plenty of money so that they can live comfortably and get everything they need locally.

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Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at [email protected]
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