International Schools Guide

A guide to the world's best international schools

Finding the right school for your child is one of the primary concerns for families when moving to a new city. Our guides aim to provide parents with reliable and impartial information on the best schools around the world for the children of expatriates. These guides include reviews on international and local schools, as well as comprehensive information on nurseries and kindergartens including input from parents and educational professionals.

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Articles about schools and schooling

Considering Homeschooling When Living Abroad

Home education is a sometimes-overlooked option that addresses a number of the unique issues expat families face.
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International School Curricula

Andrew Wigford discusses the differences of international schools and schools following other countries' curricula.
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International or local school?

Local vs International Schools

Aneil Fatania offers some insights into the pros and cons of local and international schools.
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Five Common Concerns Parents Have When Choosing a School in a New Location

Karen Hanratty, Principal of NIS Jakarta, offers some advice to expat parents.
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Schools in the UK

Raising Kids in the UK

If you are an expat parent living or planning on living in Britain, then the question ‘what about schools?’ will be at the forefront of your thinking and planning...
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Expat parents should consider sending their children to UK boarding schools

British Boarding Schools

Jennifer Britton from Which British School tells us why expat parents should consider sending their children to a boarding school in the UK.
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Adjusting to schools in the UAE

International Schools in the UAE

Principal of Gems American Academy of Abu Dhabi Ian Deakin sheds some light on the international school selection process for expat parents moving to Abu Dhabi.
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Schooling in Dubai: An Expert Guide

Holland Park Tuition and Education gives vital advice to parents moving to Dubai, explaining how the system works and giving advice on getting into the best schools.

Articles about teaching abroad

Koran to denote culture shock in the Middle East

Teaching Careers in the Middle East

The Middle East has grown into the leading region in the world for international schools. As a result it is now attracting experienced teachers...
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Teaching English in Italy

Despite the current economic situation in Italy, the need for English doesn't appear to be in decline and English mother tongue teachers are definitely sought after...
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Teaching English in South Korea

A steady stream of English-speaking foreigners make their way to South Korea each year in search of financial, professional and cultural gain. By far the most popular source of income for these expats is English teaching...
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Teaching English in Rural South Korea

One expat's account of taking the road less travelled - teaching English in rural South Korea, away from the bigger, more established expat networks in cities...
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Interviews with school principals and education professionals


International Schools in India

A professional psychologist with many years experience in international schools in India offers her insights on the Indian schooling system...
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International Schools in Hong Kong

An education specialist gives her insights on the Hong Kong education system and offers advice to expats moving to Hong Kong with children...
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School kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

International Schools in Vietnam

The principal of ACG International School, John Burns, offers some insights into international schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam...
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International schooling in Poland

International Schools in Dublin

Paul Crute, Headmaster of Nord Anglia International School Dublin, shares advice and handy information about international schooling in Dublin, Ireland...
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How best to spend summer holidays

The Deputy Headteacher at Regent International School in Dubai discusses the best ways for children to utilise their school vacations.

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