The NatWest International Personal Banking (NatWest IPB) Quality of Life report, in partnership with the Centre for Future Studies, has revealed that 93% of British expatriate parents believe that their children have benefited from moving overseas.
Some advantages for children living abroad highlighted by the study include making children more self-reliant and independent and also associated benefits of being exposed to different cultures at a young age. Other benefits include learning to speak another language and having friends and classmates from different cultures.
Almost 70% of parents who took part in the study stated that they believe their children are getting a better education than if they had stayed in the UK. New Zealand was rated as having the best education system in the survey, Canada was second in the ranking and Spain is in last place.
The report also stated that 55% of the 2000 British Expats interviewed lived in non-English speaking countries.