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What to know when sending your children abroad on a language trip

Many language schools accept bookings from minors, in other words students that are under the age of 18. Some institutes are able to teach children as young as 6 years old, so there are obviously extra responsibilities that lies with the schools.


As a parent, it can be stressful and worrisome sending away your little loved one without your own supervision. Rest assured however that all schools that accept junior bookings, and are working with The Language Union are approved by the governing bodies in their countries to care and teach young students.


In most cases, if your child is under a certain age, you can only send him/her abroad alone if you have a family member or approved guardian living in the country that your child will study in and that can accommodate him/her.


Older children can however stay with host families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always included as minors are not expected to cook their own meals. Curfews are set which means the student has to be back at the host family's house at a specific hour by the latest. The time depends on the country and whether you as a parent allow any exception.


Every single school is responsible to strictly follow measures in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of each child. The teachers are of course qualified to teach and care for minors which will ensure a safe and educational environment.


If you want to know more information about a certain language school who accept junior courses, please do not hesitate to drop us a message for specific details!