Education abroad: How to find an international school
The Local · 1 Jun 2016, 08:36
Published: 13 Apr 2016 16:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Jun 2016 08:36 GMT+02:00
Expats who move abroad with infants usually find themselves struggling to comprehend the education system in the country they have moved to. Should you choose a local or an international school? How do you know? Choosing is a task that may require a great deal of exploration, planning, and discernment.
Luckily there are a few tricks to make it easier. Cigna Global, for instance, doesn’t just offer great healthcare for expats worldwide – they go a step further.
“As an expat myself, I know all too well how stressful things like finding a new school for your children can be. With this in mind, we created the Cigna International School Finder,” said Arjan Toor, Managing Director of Cigna Global. “The tool itself lets you find out in detail about international schools in your desired area, and even lets you compare them. I’m delighted to be able to share this with the expat community, and I’m sure it’ll be very useful to them.”
An international school often helps children to have a smoother transition, especially in a country with a different language. This type of education provides pupils with the opportunity to learn the native language while being immersed in the culture, at the same time it allows them to interact with peers from many other countries. It may also broaden prospects for further studies abroad.
“There are very limited tools available when it comes to finding schools abroad,” Arjan Toor says. “Cigna’s new international school finder offers a great solution, especially since it’s completely free of charge.”
The map allows users to search for different types of international schools anywhere in the world, and to narrow options by geographical area. It has special features to add schools to a shortlist and compare choices, and filter results by different academic and curricular options. The tool provides specific details for each school, including website, contact details and quick facts.
Start exploring, and share it with anyone you know who may be struggling to find a new school for their expat children.
This article was sponsored by Cigna Global.
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