Have you been moving to different places with your family? Have you been working abroad for a long time? Are you willing to move back to your home country?
Then a thought might have popped up into your mind. What about the education of the children? Your child has been studying in abroad since he/she was born. Would they be able to adjust with the school and curriculums in their home country? At this point, the international schools come into the picture. These international schools match the standard of the overseas education your child has taken. The child easily gets synced with the education system.
International schools have a good history related to excellent teaching. There are intellectual founders who have helped to establish the schools. These schools were established to educate the children of foreign diplomats, the staff of NGO’s and overseas personnel.
There is a huge need of international schools in every country due to the number of overseas immigration has increased. There should be a certain amount of flexibility and accessibility between the countries regarding the overseas education.
The figures of the number of students studying in these international schools have increased over the years. This results in the increase in the global demand for English medium education and western style learning. There was approximately a million students in these 2500 international schools in the year 2000 and these students were from expatriate families.
These days, apart from expatriate families even the local families are keen to enroll their children in these schools so as to ensure that their kids must receive an English speaking education.
The Benefits of the International School
For the starters, these international school allows students to go back to the curriculum they were learning prior to the overseas immigration. This ensures that the student doesn’t miss any portion of their syllabus which greatly impacts in his/her studies.
Apart from this, studying in a new environment, with new people and a new culture will help the children to grow and learn. Being in an international school, the student doesn’t feel isolated because of the language barrier. In most of the international schools ‘Cultural appreciation classes’ are also conducted which helps to create an awareness of different culture among the students.
As the world today, on a fast pace are getting interconnected, it is very important on part of students to know about different cultures of different countries. Many schools also conduct soft skills training in which they impart and educate students on time management, independent thinking, and critical analysis.
When children develop new and exciting skills, it builds self-confidence in them and helps them to communicate and work with other children which result in the development of their personality.