Stories from our international boarding schools

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High school literature that taught us important lessons

While it might not always seem like it – particularly not on a slow Monday morning in your English l... Read more

How studying abroad in high school gives your student a head start

Living in another country is an eye-opening experience. When moving to a new place, there are infini... Read more

Appreciating creativity and artistic expression at the IB Art Exhibition

The art programs at EF Academy New York are a place where individuals can cultivate their creative i... Read more

Study Abroad

3 benefits of studying outside of your native country

As an increasing number of students are choosing to take their studies abroad, we’re learning more a... Read more

How school environments inspire learning and creative thought

Setting the scene at EF Academy Torbay. Not only do EF Academy students get to live in a new country... Read more

How to study abroad during high school

So, you’ve realized that you might want to study abroad. You’ve seen all the TV shows and films. You... Read more

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Academics

How to match your learning style to your study technique

No two learners are the same. While some students might struggle to study in solitude, others might ... Read more

How you grow when surrounded by success-orientated people

When it comes to personal growth, whether academically or personally, moving ahead is all about crea... Read more

Our 12 favorite songs to study with

One of the most universal truths about attending school is that you’ll need to learn how to st... Read more

The big debate: IB vs A-Levels

One of the most important decisions a student can make during their final years at school is which a... Read more

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Boarding Life

Benefits of a round-the-clock learning experience

Attending boarding school – living on campus and being part of a diverse community – intrinsically m... Read more

10 tips on how to be a good roommate

When it comes to boarding school, there is a lot to consider. You live abroad, you stay on campus mo... Read more

Famous people who went to boarding school

Boarding school is a world of its own. These schools have built an unmatched reputation in helping s... Read more

A new age for boarding schools

For many students, the concept of ‘boarding school’ is a threat. It’s where disobedient children are... Read more

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Language and Culture

UK and US: English word variations

While the English language is spoken in both America and England, there are some subtle differences ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 tops eats in Oxford

Oxford is surrounded by an international atmosphere that is also reflected in its culture and food. ... Read more

A brief history of Black History Month

If you’re living in the US or spending time on social media, you’ve probably noticed something that ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 top eats in New York

George Bernard Shaw put it best when he said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” I g... Read more

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Parents

Five parent-approved tips on how to manage your child’s homesickness

At any age, moving across the country (or across the world) is both a hectic and exciting experience... Read more

5 reasons to send your child to study high school in the US or the UK

Everyone wants the best for their child, but when the best education is abroad, that can result in a... Read more

How students benefit from positive adult influence

Moving to a boarding school – one that is often halfway around the world – is a big chan... Read more

7 valuable ways to encourage your child to learn another language

In a globalized world, being able to speak a second or third language is something that offers peopl... Read more

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