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What is the GSGI Advisory Service?  

A consultancy to advise parents, one-to-one, on choosing the best schooling for their children before they move abroad.

And if there really are no good options in that country – our advisors will tell you that, too. One way or another, they’ll be sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision about the best school for your child. 

GSGI advisors are all expats, and all are parents or educators. They are lively, helpful consultants who have been in your shoes many times. Most of them have written the GSGI reviews themselves.

So they know the schools where they live. But they’ve also ferreted out the secrets of expat survival in their host countries.

By email or phone, before you move or in person once you arrive, a GSGI advisor can offer a lifeline (and make this move a lot more fun).

Who says?

American parent moving to Hong Kong: “Many thanks again for the generous amount of time you devoted to our conversation and my concerns. I now feel as if I have made a huge step in the right direction. Just knowing that I now have you and your team as a "life line" to help me through this educational adventure puts my mind at ease - almost like I have made the initial fixed cost in terms of research and mental energy [long term educational planning] and now I just need to worry about ongoing operations [schools for the immediate future]."       

The Good Schools Guide International Advisors can give advice on:

o       Specific local schools

o       Educational systems, curricula, exams for a particular country

o       Cultural overviews (expat survival and life in the host country)

o       Other questions about moving overseas

On a more personal level, GSGI advisors... 

  • Can put together an informal profile to match the pupil with the school.
  • Give advice on the pros and cons of each school regarding your own child.
  • Can check on availability of places and other information needed by prospective parents, e.g. school reports.
  • Know which neighbourhoods are closest to which schools.
  • Provide a connection to other parents at local schools. 
  • Can provide other educational support (via GSGI info network).
  • Help with long-term educational planning and transitions between schools and systems. 

How to Request Advice (click here for Advice Request Form)

Fill out the Advice Request Form with as much information as you can and submit it to us. Or you can call us and we'll walk you through it.  All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

Once we've contacted the appropriate advisor in the the city you need, we'll put you directly in touch with her as soon as your details have cleared through the Netbanx section of this site.

We will refund your fee if,  after a few minutes, we discover we can't help.  

For Advisory Rates, click here

*GSGI advisors act on their own account, and are not agents, employees or partners of the GSGI. The full terms and conditions of their agreement with you can be found here, and if you proceed to contact any of them having read this page, you will be presumed to have read and agreed to this agreement.

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