DD1 is doing her work experience next year.
She mentioned to me that she didn`t want to doing anything "boring ", so i asked her if she wanted to go stay with our lifelong friend Marilyn in America.
She is a teacher over there and dd wants to be a teacher.
The school in USA are happy and she will be with our friend every day.
Haven`t approached dd1s school as yet.I know insurance will be the big issue, but just wondering if anyone else has organised work experience for dc abroad and if so where ?
BTW she will be fine with actually going on her own as she has sailed most of europe with grandparents and is accustomed to flying ect.
Hi, just asked friend about it - the school here agreed to look upon the 2 weeks as a holiday rather than work experience otherwise they would not have been able to authorise it for health & safety & insurance etc. Her son just had normal travel & health insurance. The company in New York turned a bit of a blind eye to him being there I think , or at least it wasn't totally official, helped by the fact that his aunt works there and he was with her every day. But all went v well and highly recommended
It sounds very complicated, tbh. I would worry a bit about the visa situation too - if she is 'working' (even for no pay) she would be in conflict with her status in the US.
How about just doing 'boring' work experience, and then going to the US during her holidays for what she feels is more glamorous (not!). US schools tend to return mid August, so there is a good overlap with their term time and our holidays. Another option is the October half-term, which is generally a woderful time to go to the US.