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5 reasons why you should go to an international high school

5 reasons why you should go to an international high school

There are numerous benefits to attending an international high school. In this post, we’ve gathered five of them.

Exposure to a cultures and perspectives

International friends

Attending an international high school like EF Academy will expose you to a variety of cultures and perspectives. You will have the opportunity to meet students from all over the world, learn about their customs and traditions and develop a global mindset. This will not only broaden your horizons but also help you develop an understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Language learning

International friends

One of the most obvious benefits of attending an international high school is the opportunity to learn a new language, or several! Being immersed in a language and culture accelerates language acquisition and improves fluency. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice speaking with native speakers and improve your listening and comprehension skills. Even if you are a native speaker of the language spoken where you study, you will still have manifold opportunities to engage with peers who speak other languages.

International networking

Students at EF Academy

Attending an international high school will give you the chance to build a global network of contacts. You’ll be able to connect with students and faculty from all over the world, and these connections can prove valuable as you pursue higher education or begin your career. The friendships and professional relationships you develop in high school can last a lifetime. You will also become part of a global alumni network, with opportunities to attend workshops and reunions with your former classmates.

Access to international universities

Friends at EF Academy

EF Academy’s three campuses have been strategically set in destinations that offer boundless opportunities for students to explore university options. Whether in New York, Pasadena or Oxford, our students have access to resources and one-to-one guidance to help them navigate the university application process. We are immensely proud of the university offers our students receive, and the educational paths they pursue after graduating from EF Academy. 99% of our students are accepted to university and over the past five years, our students have been accepted to 28 of the top 50 universities in the world. 81% of our students in 2022 went on to attend university in the US or UK.

Personal growth

Student at EF Academy

Studying at an international high school like EF Academy is a transformative experience that helps you develop independence, resilience and adaptability. Being away from home and in a new environment can be challenging, but it is also a time of personal growth and discovery. You’ll learn how to navigate unfamiliar situations, make new friends and develop skills that will serve you well throughout your life.

Attending an international high school is a life-changing experience that offers a plethora of benefits for your future. Exposure to different cultures, language learning, international networking, access to international universities and personal growth are just a few of the reasons to consider attending EF Academy. Our academic advisors and personalized guidance system supports students in exploring different pathways and tailoring their academic journey to reach their target universities.

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