The International Education Week (IEW) runs from November 16-20 this year. The event focuses on celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
I thought to share with you why our study abroad service focuses specifically on UK Boarding Schools and why we believe it will be a beneficial experience for your child. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Experience – your child will have the opportunity to fully experience a country other than their home country. Majority of our partner schools have a robust extra-curricular programme which ensures that students visit local and national landmarks and attractions. It is not unusual for your child’s experience to include visits to museums, theatres, historical sites, shopping trips and international travel among others.
- Education – the British boarding school education is still regarded as top notch. The learning delivery style will encourage your child to become an independent learner and already sets the foundation for the level of responsibility and accountability needed for moving into higher education in the UK.
- Exposure – your child will be exposed to new activities and interests that they may never have encountered back home e.g. horse riding, hiking, lacrosse, water sports etc. This may lead to the discovery of a new talent. They are also exposed to foods, customs, traditions, and the social fabric of the host country as well.
- Exchange – imagine having friends from different parts of the world! Your child is likely to be in a diverse environment and be exposed to different cultures, customs and outlooks. In the world we now call a global village, this multi-cultural experience will prove to be an invaluable asset for your child.
- Independence and Personal Development: Being away at boarding school, your child has the unique opportunity to develop independence. Their ability to handle themselves in this new terrain will be empowering and their problem solving and adaptability skills will inevitably grow.
As a parent or former boarding school student, can you relate to what I have described above? If so, please let me know in the comments.