Education abroad

The advantages of international schooling

Education abroad

It’s an exciting time; you and your family have just relocated abroad or are planning to do so soon and you are ready to start your new life.

As a parent, one of your biggest concerns is ensuring that your children settle into their new life abroad as quickly as possible. There are important decisions to make and among these is deciding where your children will continue their education.

This need not be a concern however, since international schooling opens a whole host of opportunities for your children to develop and grow. They can learn through the comfort of a familiar curriculum whilst being welcomed into an exciting international community, making friends from all over the world.

Consistency and continuity

If your child decides to pursue their further education back in their home country, they should be able to do so. The curriculum offered by an international school is therefore important in terms of its transferability.

The British curriculum, world-renowned and recognised for top quality education for example, ensures that students take their GCSEs in English and Mathematics, a prerequisite for further education or apprenticeships. All qualifications received are recognised by higher institutions all over the world. Parents need not worry about hindering their child’s progress or disrupting their education since the classes taught, subjects covered and the style of teaching all remain consistent.

The best of both worlds

An international schooling experience is the best of both worlds: the familiarity of language, curriculum and style creates a comforting bubble for your children, nestled within an exciting new country where they are introduced to a new culture.

This blend of cultures has proven to help children develop into well-rounded citizens of the world, aware of other cultures and open-minded to new ideas; the recipe for success, particularly in an increasingly global community.

Language learning skills

As well as lessons taught in English, the lingua franca for communication, international schools commonly teach second or third languages to their students with Spanish, Italian and French being among the most popular.

International schools have the added advantage that they generally teach the local language to a high standard as well as giving your children the opportunity to practice their language skills outside the classroom with their native classmates.

Lady Elizabeth School is a prime example of a school offering the best of both worlds: a chance for your children to learn, develop and grow in a welcoming learning environment whilst enjoying the added benefits of international schooling.


This article was provided by Lady Elizabeth School , an acclaimed international school in Spain offering the full British curriculum for boys and girls from 1-18 years old.

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