I know it’s a little scary sending your child off to another country by themselves for the first time. Obviously, you know how important such an experience is for them. Learning to be independent, growing as a person and finding themselves. You know that being exposed to a different culture will have numerous benefits. It will help them think outside the box, understand other points of view and help them to be more open-minded and culturally aware. That’s great! I applaud you! There are so many wonderful places to see in the world, experiences to be had and memories to be made. This is an amazing gift you are giving them!
It is a big investment. I’m sure you want them to get as much out of this experience as they can. You might also be a little nervous for them. You don’t want them to be disappointed, lonely or uncomfortable. Hiring a coach for them is a great decision!
Coaching is not therapy. It’s a way to get the best from any situation. As a coach for your student I will challenge them to look at things from different points of view. I will challenge them to explore their feelings and I’ll encourage them to take steps that will help them be more comfortable in their new environment. I understand the challenges they are facing and I can help them adjust and enjoy their experience abroad.
My wish is for them to be courageous and adventurous while at the same time learning and growing as a person. This is the experience of a lifetime. It should be stress free, fun and rewarding! For you too!
Who else do I coach?
- Parents (or siblings) who have students abroad.
- Parents dealing with a new family member from a different culture.
- Parents who are hosting students from abroad.