How to choose your university admission expert?

Beware! Private university admission counselling companies can now be found everywhere. Unfortunately, many of these supposed “experts” aren’t really experts at all. Bad advice can hurt a student’s chances of admission and their future.University Counsellor of The British International School, Phuket (BISP) explains us what it takes to choose, apply and secure a place at…

5 Tips To Help Your Child Prepare For A School Trip

Knowing that schools trips have multi-layered benefits that extend from social to scholarly, parents can help children prepare in advance, ensuring the best possible overnight.The American International School · Vienna share with us their best tips to help students (and parents!) prepare for overnight school trips. Parents know: overnight school trips can be an exciting…

Advantages of Studying at a Small Boarding School

Over the course of building and expanding our ever-more-popular school blog that explores all aspects of boarding school life, we have spoken with many parents, students, staff, teachers, and alumni about what makes a top Swiss boarding school. Some strong themes have come out of these discussions and interviews over the years. One of the…

Preparing for Primary: 8 Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

One of the biggest transitions for a child is the move from kindergarten to Primary School. For the first time, students are presented with more expectations, from completing daily diaries to reading books to being self-sufficient when eating and dressing. While YCIS Beijing takes great effort to ensure a smooth transition to Primary School, responsible…

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…