• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Are you good at keeping in touch with family back home while you’re studying abroad? A survey by UK insurance company Endsleigh found families now contact each other primarily by text – 60 percent of young people reported using texts to update their parents on their lives. Second most popular was email (36 percent).

If text seems a little too brief, social networking sites can fill the gap. However, 72 percent of people aged between 18 and 25 reported not being friends with their parents on facebook – a good way of keeping party photos and incriminating messages away from the prying eyes of mom and dad.

You need your privacy but parents do worry – ease their fears by phoning regularly or keeping them up-to-date by text and email. Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance to make anxious parents a little calmer.

If you can, chat through a webcam. Enjoying a more personal way to keep in touch may help you through difficult times abroad and let you share good news more easily.

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