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Education System in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most popular countries in the world where parents want to raise their children. One of the primary reasons for this is the excellent education that children receive there. Singapore has a lot of top notch international schools with a wide array of students from all over the globe. The learning is not restricted only to the curriculum, but a lot of other enriching activities as well. Most of the children who have been educated there are fluent in more than one language.

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Child Raising in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is known for its contemporary facilities, lush greenery and pleasant weather. All these factors make the city a perfect place for raising children in Malaysia even if you are an expat. There are some fine options for your children’s schooling in the city and a string of activities and extra-curricular activities that are offered to the expat families who are moving to the city. The expats would thus find KL an easy city where they can keep their children happy and engaged. read more

Challenges While Raising your Child in Malaysia

Settling down in a new country to work and stay which is vastly different from your in terms of language and culture can be a big challenge to most people specially if this is their first overseas visit. The vast differences in culture of Europe and Asia along with varied food habits and languages may be a big challenge for Europeans but the warmth of local people and large number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisine can help them settle down in Malaysia soon. It is generally easier for small children to settle down in a foreign location and start make friends at school than for teenagers. The best option for Europeans trying to live and work in Malaysia with children would be stay close to large cities as they have the best schools and medical facilities where staff can converse in English. The most common challenge that an expatriate may face while raising a young child in Malaysia area: read more

Child Upbringing in Vietnam

Social trends

Since the Vietnamese have large joint families, it is very common for a new born to grow up with parents along with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Traditionally the Vietnamese do not believe in the concept of a nuclear family. Hence maintaining discipline while raising a child is an integral part of the social Vietnamese norm. The child must learn to obey not only their parents but all elderly family members as well. The child must also learn to care for the family and respect family values and traditions. Interpersonal relationships and obligation towards the family are the prime values which are embedded in their minds by the parents, since their early childhood. It can be said that comparatively to any other part of the world, children in a typical Vietnamese family is bred up in a more orthodox way, where it is a social compulsion for them to obey their elders and put family values as the foremost concern in their lives instead of their own selves. read more

The Best Places to Study in India for International Students

Increasingly, students from around the world are flocking to India to study. In the past few years, campuses and universities in India have attracted growing interest from foreign students because of the quality of education being offered and the fact that education in India is very affordable compared to the costs in the West.

Indian universities and educational institutions are climbing up the ladder of success and being ranked higher in global ranking surveys. Moreover, Indian universities are gradually beginning to embrace international curriculum and credit rating systems to ensure that their degrees are in no way lesser to those being offered around the world. read more

Getting your Child Ready for School in Taiwan

Traditionally Taiwanese parents never interacted with teachers but now they play an active role in assisting teachers to enable all around development of their children. Elders in the family act as role models for children and parents are regarded as trusted advisors till they become adults. With changing societal regulations about raising children, Taiwan parents are also encouraging children to indulge in creative skills and sports for all round development.  As an expatriate parent you have to help your child to become more culturally diverse and open to new ideas and language. read more

All you Need to Know to Raise a Child in Taiwan

The ideal way to understand any culture is to observe the way they raise their children and educate them. If you are an expatriate in Taiwan then your child has the advantage of growing up as a multilingual. Though parenting is strict, children grow up in more amicable surroundings at home than in school and are more comfortable with parents than grandparents who are stricter. Since children in Taiwan are expected to be obedient to parents and other senior family members and obey them without any argument which is regarded as a sign of discipline. Taiwan is a well developed city, tourists and expatriate workers are likely to find all childcare products. read more

Education for Children of Expats in Singapore

Expatriates with children need not worry about education system in Singapore as it is run under strict guidelines of Ministry of Education which subsidizes school education in government assisted public and private schools. It is compulsory for children to attend schools once they reach preschool age and the medium of instruction is English. Expats in Singapore generally educate their children in international schools which are available across the city though it is advised to carry out necessary research about it before enrolling your children in any particular school. read more