Parents experience stress when parting with a child, which becomes the cause of their worries and worries. For children, this also often turns into stress, but not always ...
Fear # 1. "He's so shy!"
Modesty or even shyness is okay. Many adolescents have not yet learned how to defend themselves, their own opinions. Sometimes they are afraid to ask something again, and this can cause gaps in education.
But most universities do everything to ensure that the freshman successfully adapts to the new life and merges into it. It is not for nothing that tutoring is practiced: senior students supervise the younger ones, provide all possible assistance.
Fear # 2. "What if there are perverts?"
Do you remember your student life? Most likely, there were parties in it, active communication with peers ... You can't get away from this! The main thing is to educate the child so that he is conscious and avoids what can really negatively affect his psyche and life in the future.
By the way, in Western countries there are extremely strict laws, thanks to which the likelihood that someone will bother your child with obscenities or, even more so, persecute, is extremely small. Any institution considers the safety of students to be its top priority.
Fear # 3. "What if he has a stomach ulcer?"
Mothers are often worried that their child will be hungry or "spoil his stomach" with unhealthy food. To eliminate this fear, order and pay for a special meal plan. Your child will be able to come to one of the campus cafeterias and eat safely.
Fear # 4. "They don't like Russians there"
Completely erroneous judgment! You definitely shouldn't be afraid of that. Even if someone (purely hypothetically) suffers from Russophobia (which is practically impossible), this person (for example, a teacher) will never show it.
Most likely, such biases are fueled by stories from careless students with consistently low academic performance. This is how they want to justify their unsuccessful studies so as not to disappoint their parents.
To deal with your (usually exaggerated or even far-fetched) fears, you need to realize them - this way you will take the first and very important step to success. Try to rationally consider your own concerns. You should know that the benefits of studying abroad are much greater than the fears that sometimes arise out of the blue. No need to be afraid - trust your child and help him build a successful future!