Nov 052006

In many instances, assignees transferred overseas have school-aged children, and the education of their children is an important consideration in the transfer. Often the children are not candidates for the host country government-supported school system because of language differences, incompatibility with the home country system or educational standards. If the government-supported schools are not an appropriate option, then the availability of appropriate private schools will be an important consideration. Companies may provide assistance to defray the cost of education in the host country beyond what would have been paid in the home country. If there is no suitable schooling in the host country, the company may or may not provide support for the child to study abroad. This assistance generally applies to children attending kindergarten through secondary school.