If you’re thinking of attending boarding school or if your parents are thinking of sending you to boarding school, an international boarding school may be a better option that one in the U.S. There are four reasons in particular to consider boarding overseas (or in Canada) rather than stateside.
You’re already familiar with the American education system, so why not see what it’s like to experience learning in another country? If you’d like to learn a foreign language, it’s beneficial to learn it from the origin country and from individuals who have been speaking the language since they could talk. It can also be interesting to learn about historic events from a different perspective and from a different culture.
Students who aren’t fans of football, basketball, soccer or any of the other traditional American sports but still enjoy being athletic are sure to love the vast variety of sports there are to choose from at international boarding schools. If classes end by lunchtime, you’ll have the entire afternoon to indulge in your new favorite sport.
3. Constant Supervision
While your parents probably appreciate the constant supervision more than you do, it’s comforting and reassuring to know that someone is always watching over you while you’re away from your parents. You may also prefer the supervision style of an international boarding school better than the American style.
4. Extracurricular Activities
Even if you aren’t a fan of sports, there are several other extracurricular activities for you to engage in while attending an international boarding school. You’ll more than likely be required to participate in an activity, and doing so can be a great way to develop your skills and discover new ones that you never knew you had. Imagine how much of an advantage this can serve you when you’re ready to start your career.
Attending an international boarding school is also a great way for you to travel and see how life is lived in other countries. Take your education and your life on the international road.