ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING IN AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Unlike in regular schooling, international schools encourage and promote international education to students. These students are expected to be in an international environment not following the national curriculum but by adopting another country’s educational system. International schools usually cater to non- local students or not nationals of the host country. They can be the children of one of the people in the international organization, businesses, embassies or missionary trips. Although locals are also encouraged to enroll if you want to learn more about other countries and to also increase chances of getting employed in other places or maybe continue their studies abroad.

If you are not sure whether to try it or not, let this list of the advantages of studying in an international school help you:

1) INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM

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Of course this probably is the best and obvious advantage of studying in an international school. It is like giving you the chance to study in a different country without even flying. Those like Singapore international schools adopt curriculum like Edexcel, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge International Examinations. Having the IB or international baccalaureate degree gives you an advantage for global employment as its education model is recognized and use around the world.

2) MORE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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International schools, unlike ordinary or regular education system, put emphasis on extra curricular activities. They want to prioritize on all around development giving opportunities to students to find and develop the skills and talents that they are stronger with. An international and good primary school in Singapore for example offers programs across different field like sports, music, theatre drama, socio cultural, cooking or even nature. With this attributes and number two’s expanding knowledge about other culture, the student is very much well rounded once he / she steps out and graduates in school.

1) EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OTHER CULTURE

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No, you won’t just learn them inside the classroom but mostly outside lecture time. Since you will have classmates or schoolmates (or even professors) coming from diverse countries, you would most likely learn first hand about other cultures’ differences and similarities to yours. This can be a rare opportunity when you enroll in a regular school. Expanding knowledge about other culture gives you much confidence to deal with other countries and might also just impress your future expat boss.