Introduction to our parents’ page
We understand that it feels like a nerve-wracking task to send of your child alone on the greatest adventure of their life. That is why we have created this parents page to help answer some of your biggest worries and most common concerns.
Firstly we want to assure you that you are not the first parent to think about either calling or emailing us directly asking questions or maybe even doing so. From parents taking full control of the whole process to parents emailing pretending to be their child when asking us questions, we have seen it all and we understand the weight of your worries. But we are also here to tell you not to worry!
Your children are ready for this challenge and will pass it with flying colours! We have seen it time and time again, parents worrying about if their children will be able to priorities school over every other distraction that comes with moving to another country and in our experiences we can guarantee that they will!
Moving out from the safety and security of their parents home and moving to a whole new country poses many new challenges both on a personal but also on a day to day basis. However, international students rise to this challenge by forming a bond between each other. The communities that the international students from are truly spectacular! Not only do they form study circles and study together but more often than not they form routines together for when they go shopping, washing, and eating together.
In short, the life of the international student is not one of loneliness but one within a community!
What can we guarantee?
What guarantees can we at Study for a better future give you and your children?
Every year we make at least one trip to all our universities but often more than one. These trips are timed so that we are able to welcome all our new students to their new universities and present a face to the voice and name that they previously have been calling or emailing. This sense of personal contact with every single one of our students is very important to us because it gives us a unique insight in the students’ life at the university and any problems and worries they might be experiencing.
It also gives the student an understanding and a sense that we are here for them and we are open to any suggestions or requests they might pose on us both on a personal but also an academic level.
Besides all of this, the main reason why we keep up with these visits every year is so that we can first handstand for the quality of both the universities that we represent but also each individual faculty and campus that we represent. To achieve this we usually try to meet with as many second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-year students as we can to help us get a better picture of the situation on the school and their individual experiences with professors and faculty. We also try to take both guided tours of the campuses and faculties and even sneak off to take a look at everything the universities have to offer in terms of physical structures and locals.
Who is our customer at Study for a better future?
We work for your children primarily and if they suffer a bad experience because of a university that we represent then that critique is falling down straight on our heads. Because of this, we are very aware of the quality and personal experiences of all our students.
Because of this, we have also relocated our main office from Sweden where we are originally from and moved it down to the city of Valencia in Spain. This is so that we can be as close as possible to the universities that we have here in Spain in general but more specifically our students in Valencia since this is the city where we have most active students today. Valencia also holds very good connections for us to be able to go both to the south a few hours either by train or car to visit our students at UCAM in Murcia as well as just a one hour flight away from Madrid where we also host students at two universities more.
To be as close as possible and as easily accessible to all our students is our main priority because this is where we can offer the personality and quality of our services in the best way.
What our experiences are telling us
No matter how much work we put in we know that the communities between the international students are what will make this experience the best experience and greatest adventure of their lives. This is why we are carefully supporting communities of our international students but via Social media where the students can integrate with our other students freely. But also through our effort to create an actual physical community in Valencia run by the students for the students called the Scandinavian Bodega, where they can host after-school activities and study circles etc. This is also a great way for the younger students to be able to reach out to those students studying in the later years and ask them for academic tips and support.
We want all our student to feel like they are a part of a bigger community. Your children might be spread out at different universities and faculties around Europe but they are all still Study for a better future students. For that reason, we have decided to create the aforementioned facebook groups to help us reach more transparency in our company and services.
We hope that this has reassured you at least a little, but we understand that you still have many many more questions that you would like to have answered. We have because of this tried to comprise a list of the most common questions we get from parents in a list below.