Time to ‘look East’ for a premium boarding experience?
For generations, Asian parents have been looking at British and American boarding schools in the first instance when they consider sending their children abroad. While it is true that Western countries are home to prestigious institutions and a long tradition of boarding education, Asian countries are catching up on their provisions in recent years. In the face of today’s global circumstances, Japan presents itself as an attractive study destination.
Japan has been consistently rated one of the safest countries in the world, and has been managing to maintain a relatively low infection rate in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. On the academic side, an international school here would teach its entire curriculum in English, and accept students from all over the world. As the students study, live and participate in extracurricular activities together, they exchange ideas and perspectives to develop mutual understanding. A deep culture awareness can be developed when they immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the country, for example the food, the arts and the architecture. Often there is also the option of learning to speak Japanese – becoming bilingual in English and the language of the world’s third largest economy is sure to boost one’s employability in a globalised economy.