How to optimize your child “screen time”?

By Doctor Nancy Le Nezet Director of Studies at the Swiss International School of Qatar “I think my daughter is getting too much screen time”, a friend of mine declared a few days ago, as we were settling down for a meal at the restaurant with our families. As she said this, she simultaneously proceeded…

The Ultimate Packing Guide for University Freshmen

For Year 13 students around the world, anxious anticipation has turned to glee as university acceptances have poured in. Once students have made the difficult choice of which university they will be attending in the fall, students are faced with yet another daunting task: packing. For students studying abroad, it can be especially challenging to…

Settling into Your New City: How to Pick the Best School for Your Family

A Q&A with the Director of The American International School · Vienna As Director of The American International School · Vienna, Steve Razidlo makes it his mission to support each student. It’s an instinct that comes naturally to him, especially considering two of those students are his own high school-aged boys. During his tenure at…

Benefits of All-Girls Boarding Schools

Choosing a school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. There have been many debates about the advantages and disadvantages of co-educational and single-sex schools. You might also be interested by our selection of the best girls only boarding schools in the world. There is a body…

Top 4 Reasons to Study Abroad

Even though more than half of all American college students say they’d like to study abroad, fewer than 10 percent actually spend a semester at an overseas university.The gap between the number of students who want to go abroad and those that actually do is a tragedy because study abroad is one of the best…

5 Ways to Thrive During the First Month of School

School can be stressful or exciting depending on how prepared you are. Don’t wait until you begin having problems. Whether you have trouble academically or socially, it’s important to know how to best tackle your concerns.Having a plan from the start is a great way to set a positive tone for the entire school year.…

Top Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

On the 21st February, Britannica students, parents and staff recently celebrated International Mother Language Day. We asked around the Britannica School community why they thought that learning a foreign language was a good idea, and why the school puts so much emphasis on this as well as maintaining pupils’ mother tongue here are some of…

The 21st Century Educational Revolution

THINK Global School is the world’s first traveling high school, and each year its faculty and students engage in educational experiences as unique as the countries they visit.Discover in this article the thoughts of some renowned leaders about the 21st century educational revolution and the radical rethink of THINK Global School. Welcome to the reform party.…

The Importance of Technological Megatrends and Their Impact on Education

YCIS Beijing Western Co-Principal Noel Thomas believes that one of the keys to understanding this constantly evolving landscape is the analysis of wider “megatrends” and how they impact student learning. Below, we take a closer look at what he believes to be three of the most important of such trends, plus how these trends can…