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International schools specialise in a worldly view of education and cater to children from all around the world. They expose students to a unique way of working and speaking to others, which equips them for the real world where diversity is abundant.

During their time at an international school, students experience variety and learn to respect and understand different cultures. There are lots of reasons why parents might want to send their child to an international school, as explored below.

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A Unique Learning Environment

International schools are unlike any other due to their unique curriculum content. Having a diversified learning experience is engaging for youngsters and helps them with various skills, as well as increased awareness about the world around them. As a result, they will be equipped with the relevant expertise to help them secure a career in some of the biggest institutions around the world. 

At most international schools, the curriculum offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which is dedicated to internationality and community spirit, allowing students to develop a global perspective. It is a qualification recognised by top universities all around the world, so will stand your child in good stead when it comes to their future.  

Ideal for Expat Families

For families who move around a lot due to work commitments, international schools are ideal because they cater to language barriers and ensure all children feel safe and comfortable. In other words, they are great for children who are feeling quite nervous about living in a foreign country because they are able to integrate with other like-minded kids who are going through the same thing. There’s an equal playing field, so to speak. 

As many children in international schools speak varying different languages and have unique cultural backgrounds, students are able to develop strong communication skills, while also have a strong sense of cultural equality. Essentially, it’s a chance for them to break down barriers between different groups of people, expanding every child’s personal worldview.

Encourages Independence

When children attend a school in their native country, they are never far from their creature comforts, meaning there is less need for them to be independent. At an international school, on the other hand, children are given the opportunity to tackle unique challenges, which then leads to an increase in confidence. They are able to broaden their horizons, which is great preparation for university when most young people move away from home anyway.

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