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11/06/2017 - CraigN
I know very little about them, but I know that there are Australian International Schools in China as well.
04/18/2017 - jdtf
I'm having a hard time understanding if a child taught in the U.S. can continue high school in England? I've researched and I keep coming up blank. My daughter is 16, England seems to have a set of tests to work towards a diploma at 16, whereas she would simply have 2 more years of high school in the U.S. Can she still finish high school in England, receive her diploma and go on to university, or does she have to go to a certain type of school or international school? Any advice someone can provide is greatly appreciated...
06/14/2016 - Nagib
What are the standards of the English language in the international schools? By the end of each grade or year what do they develop in the English language ( Egyptian international schools)
04/26/2016 - Aswini Murali
Thanks for the post, just like to add a point of consideration, accreditation is important while choosing international schools in India.
Interested to join an international school in India, New Global School is a leading international school in Chennai. Visit http://newglobalschool.com
07/28/2015 - Cindy
I personally don't believe only foreign students should be allowed to enroll in international schools. Having a good mix of nationalities, including students from the host country makes for a dynamic and multicultural environment which can only benefit an international school.
I am aware that certain countries restrict enrollment of international schools and don't allow local national students to attend. This is the host country's government policy, not the school's policy.
Thanks for your though-provoking question!
07/27/2015 - kipper
Ladies and gentlemen, do you believe that only foreign students should be allowed to enroll in international schools.
05/30/2015 - passionate teacher
I would really appreciate your advice on a matter that I am currently confused about.
I have been teaching in an IB school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 5 years and have a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Education from Roehampton University (UK). I am currently looking for a new job opportunity and I have been applying both locally and internationally. I have not received many interviews/job opportunities and I am thinking this is due to not possessing a teaching qualification or masters.
I have been researching about which route I should take to progress my career, but I am still confused. I am looking at doing a Masters in Education, iPGCE or PGCE Overseas (OS). The PGCE in the UK is not possible for me, as I'm not a UK citizen. I am wondering what your advice would be for my next step. I am more inclined to get a teaching qualification, either iPGCE or PGCE OS, where the course fee is different, as well as the contents. If I was to apply to your school, which qualification would suffice for you.
Your advice would be greatly beneficial to me.
Thank you so much
04/18/2015 - Brijesh
The IB program can be found in the various international schools and in India also Best International schools have grown in numbers just like http://www.rotterdamis.com
12/15/2014 - SEEMA
HOW DO WE MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN IGCSE CURRICULUM AND THE IB PROGRAM IN THE MIDDLE YEARS OF OUR SCHOOL ,WHEN OUR CHILD IS ALREADY STUDYING IN ICSE INDIAN CURRICULUM. PLS COMMENT
11/11/2014 - Lara
Regarding international students, will they be asked to chose only one currriculum or are they allowed to use the combination? Our school offers GCE (British system) and the American high school system... I was just wondering if universities accept a mix of ordinary levels and AP's or not..
05/22/2014 - Cindy
There are two COBIS schools in India:
1.) British Oak Tree Nursery in Gurgaon Haryana, India
2.) DSB International School in Mumbai, India
05/22/2014 - Pri
Which are the COBIS schools in India?
04/02/2014 - Shannon
My apologies if this information is already on your site but I am looking for a list of multilingual schools. I am an experienced teacher (primary) and would like to teach in English; however I will be traveling with my son (age 6/7 during our travels) and his entire education so far has been in French and I want to maintain that. I am open to any country in Europe.
10/02/2013 - elaheh
interesting article for schools
05/27/2013 - Vijay
Do we have data on international schools in India teaching (CIE) cambridge international examination`s IGCSE curriculum . Is IGCSE better than Indian CBSE(central board of secondary education) ? How do the students doing IGCSE benefit more than the students doing CBSE (X class) . Is CIE recognised by COBIS(Council of British International Schools) or by OFSTED( Office of standard in education) .Is there any Indian Agency -govt/non govt who keeps a check on international schools in India offering CIE.
09/11/2012 - Emma
I was in Bangalore ( India ) last year and i was surprised to see many good International schools in Bangalore,, including a British International School (Trio World School ) where i have finally settled. I would say expats must visit all the schools and then made their choice.
02/15/2012 - Cindy
Dear Wil Smith,
You can definitely teach at an international school. The requirement is that you can teach your subject in English. International schools look for native speakers of English or teachers with a high level of fluency and proficiency in English.
So absolutely, if you have the experience, qualifications, and fluency in English -- buy all means work at an international school! I’m sure they’d be glad to have you.
02/12/2012 - wilsmith
my understanding of international schools is that they should accomodate almost if not all citizens. i wonder why only native english speakers are given chance. i am a well trained teacher from a recognised university in kenya. kenyan curriculum is taught in english that means i'm a good english speaker. i'm interested in teaching in middle east. can you still help?
09/20/2011 - Cindy
That really depends on the plans of the parents. Sometimes parents know that their overseas stint is short-term, say a year or two, and then it makes sense that they remain consistent with their home curriculum.
But other families, that know they'll be leading an expat lifestyle for many years, do opt to choose a different system. Many British parents select American schools for their kids and the same with Canadians. Many expats choose an international school that is not beholden to one national system or another, but embraces a global format.
As mentioned, the IB program can be found in the various international schools and that is considered a challenging curriculum for students.
Whichever type of international school program is chosen, students will be exposed to a global approach to education and thinking.
09/20/2011 - Eileen
Thank you for your article. As a newcomer to this subject, I found clarity in the differentiation between curricula. I wonder which system would be most beneficial in raising a globally-oriented student., staying with the known or having the student reach to experience a new approach.
09/16/2011 - Cindy
You're right, we can no longer live and learn under the lens of one national program or curriculum, we are living in a global world where we all have to adapt to many ways of viewing and operating in the world.
It is true, India is a country that in the past 10-15 years has become more outward looking than ever before in its history. The need for international standards has taken root in Inida's schools, businesses, and so many other areas.
The growth of international schools in India is a relection of that new outlook that India is now competing in the global marketplace.
All the best!
09/16/2011 - Cindy
Thank you for your post -- you’re right, non-profit versus for-profit is another factor that comes into play when considering various international schools.
The article’s main focus was really on curriculum differences, which did touch upon various funding methods, however, this subject of for-profit schools raises some very interesting, and perhaps, controversial issues.
I think your point is well taken and this topic is probably worthy of its own article so we can drill-down a little deeper on the subject.
Keep checking the TIEonline website for more discussions and/or articles on this in the future.
09/14/2011 - punam
I feel the world is like one global village with diversity and students have to live and have more international understanding to survive and evolve. In India also many IB schools have grown in numbers
09/14/2011 - hannah
One very important distinction has been left out...non-profit vs proprietary schools.
This is the question I ask about all schools before I inquire about curriculum or host national vs foreign national student body.