Why choose an international school?

Carole Hallett MobbsEducation, International school2 Comments

students two girls with a globe

Why should parents choose an international school? Once every year at my school, on each of the three campuses, an international evening takes place. Parents bring dishes traditionally associated with their country of origin, for guests to sample. This year, a stall run by a Ukrainian couple was, by chance, … Read More

An education abroad

Carole Hallett MobbsLocal school, Personal stories0 Comments

Young boy with backpack heading in to school

Education in Germany My children have never attended school in the States. They have attended German school since they were three and two years old. My son is now a little more than half-way through his first year in the Grundschule (elementary school), and my daughter has one more year … Read More

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Carole Hallett MobbsInternational school, School options, Sponsors, University4 Comments

How to receive a rounded education, and be admitted to a top university Question: Why, as recent research suggests, are proportionately more IB diploma applicants made conditional offers to top UK universities than their peers applying with alternative qualifications? Statistics, as we all know, can be skewed to support any … Read More

Home education for expats

Carole Hallett MobbsHome education, School options, Sponsors4 Comments

Home school education mother and daughter working at kitchen table

Home schooling has become an increasingly popular option Holland Park’s Tuition Manager and Lead Home Schooling Programmer, Chloe Godsell, writes of the increasing prevalence of flexible home schooling. Home Schooling is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and around the world. With a number of flexible options, home schooling has … Read More

Do you want to study in the USA?

Carole Hallett MobbsUniversity0 Comments

Study in the States

International Students in the USA There were over 800,000 international students studying in the US in 2013. That number is set to rise and American colleges are stepping up their game in response. Foreign students looking to study here now receive a lot of information and guidance from the colleges … Read More

What to expect from a bilingual kindergarten

Carole Hallett MobbsLanguage, Pre-school2 Comments

Bilingual kindergarten child painting with lots of colours

What to expect from a bilingual kindergarten For almost 4 months now, LJ has been attending a German bilingual kindergarten. In Germany, children normally go to kindergarten (Kita) from 3 years old until about 6. This is the equivalent of nursery school (école maternelle). Kindergartens are not schools. For me, … Read More