AERC was specifically created to provide critically needed educational services and support to ex-pat families serving in Asia, particularly those who are using nontraditional educational methods such as home schooling, national schools, or online schooling to educate their children. Through its staff and resources, AERC can help with the important task of meeting the educational needs of these families by assisting parents in educating their children where they live and work.

Resources available through AERC

  • Qualified and experienced staff in major cities throughout Asia
  • Resource centers with lending libraries for books and teaching materials
  • Family Education Conferences in various Asian cities
  • Personal consultation by email, visits, phone, internet messaging
  • Testing services, including standardized tests and specialized individual tests
  • Secure members-only website and members’ forum

AERC comes alongside parents to assist them to

  • Evaluate educational options for their children and understand their long-term implications
  • Choose and use national schools successfully
  • Address home-schooling issues and concerns
  • Use technology in their children’s education
  • Address second language and ESL issues
  • Assist students with special learning needs
  • Understand third culture kid issues and prepare for their children’s transition and reentry experiences

Feedback From Parents About AERC

"Educational issues are a primary factor for families in adjusting to overseas living. By providing advice, support and help, AERC helps families find practical solutions tailored to their own needs."

“I wanted to serve, but I was feeling I could not manage my children’s education. Now I feel I have the resources and encouragement to do it.”