If you have the budget, and a suitable school is available, it is often worthwhile enrolling your children in an international school. It is highly likely that these schools will be using the same syllabus as your home country and the curriculum and school environment will be very similar to that with which your children are already accustomed. International schools are used to receiving new students every year from all over the world. They will help to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you and your children. International schools will also offer your child an opportunity to mix with people from a range of different backgrounds and teach them social skills that they might not otherwise learn until much later in life. There will always be children in these schools who are from a similar background to your own children and it can therefore be much easier for your child to make new friends and adjust to the new life abroad.
International Baccalaureate or IB Diploma
If your child is aged between 16 and 19 and you do enroll them in an international school you may wish is consider the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB). This program is offered at schools in over 138 countries globally and is a challenging, aptitude-based learning plan that is aimed at offering students an opportunity to gain skills that can be applied in today’s rapidly changing world. The diploma is recognized throughout the world and is highly regarded. It is worth noting, however, that the program must be completed in full at one school. For further information see the IB website.