选择国际学校的4个好理由

There are many reasons an international education may be the right choice.

Moving your life and family to a new country is an exciting but daunting time which poses many questions and conundrums—from how to carry out the big move, to which neighborhood to make your home in, to "我们到底需要带多少这种可爱的玩具呢?".当然,每个家庭需要做出的主要决定之一是将孩子送到哪所学校,而这其中就有国内和国际学校之间的重要选择。

国际学校 are schools usually found in capitals and other major cities that provide an education based on an international curriculum for an international community. In your search for the right school, it is well worth taking a look at local international schools and weighing up the pros and cons compared to national schools in your new city. In order to do so, here are four good reasons why choosing an international school for your child might just be the best decision you make this year.

1.国际学校促进全球视野

In our increasingly globalized world, it is more important than ever that our children understand the wider world and develop a global mindset. International schools are globally focused and provide students with the skills and knowledge which encourage them to be active citizens in a global community. They are also culturally diverse spaces and allow students to connect with children from all over the world, not to mention culturally aware teachers from many different countries.

2.打破语言障碍 拥有国际教育

大多数国际学校的主要语言是英语;因此,如果您来自英语国家,您的孩子将能够直接融入其中,少了一个障碍。迁移国家和学校已经很有挑战性了,因此,消除语言障碍将使他们的过渡更加顺利,同时也使您的心情更加轻松。他们还将有机会学习东道国的国家语言,而且很可能是另一种或两种语言。

3.国际课程在全世界范围内得到认可

This is a key factor to consider in your choice of school. Not only will an international curriculum equip them with education and qualifications that are globally recognized, but it will also mean that they can move seamlessly from one school to another if you move cities (or countries) again. For example, the International Baccalaureate* (IB) programme is taught at international schools in almost 150 countries. This may be preferable to an American school, for example, which would teach the U.S. curriculum or a 英国学校 这将是基于GCSE和 A-Level 考试大纲。众所周知,国际文凭课程也具有挑战性,强调批判性和独立思考,这将培养出有能力、有国际视野的学生。

4.国际学校支持充满活力的学生社区ies

当你加入国际学校的社区时,你突然发现自己身边有很多和你一样的人,他们面临类似的挑战,分享类似的经验,并理解你和你的生活方式。你和你的孩子将有机会与其他外籍家庭见面并分享时间,还有学校的工作人员,他们可以对你孩子的情况感同身受,并善于帮助新学生适应。

So, there you have it; four good reasons why international schools are worth a look. If you’re weighing up options and still feeling a little unsure, please feel free to contact us to get the help of our educational experts. Why not chat with some other expats to gain an insight into their decision-making process and how it worked out for them? Then get in touch with the international schools in your new city and organise a few visits to see for yourself. And don’t forget to bring the children!

撰写人 阿姆斯特丹爱迪国际学校