Stories from our international boarding schools

Rebekah Clayton

After growing up in a boarding school in the South West of England, I went on to study for a BA in Education and a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, I stayed on at the University for two further years and worked for Homerton College, before moving to work with the EF Academy marketing team in Zurich. I’m especially interested in philosophy, the sociology of education, and the psychology of learning.

All articles from Rebekah Clayton

The benefits of co-curricular activities in high school

We get it – high school can be tough. Maybe you’re busy getting ahead, or maybe you’re busy just try... Read more

Culture compare: National parks in the US and the UK

There’s nothing more refreshing than getting back to nature. It makes sense that the best learners a... Read more

What really matters during the university admissions process?

As you reach the end of your high school career, the reality of university, admissions and exams can... Read more

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

UK and US: English word variations

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

Common English phrases you won’t hear in the classroom

If learning a new language wasn’t hard enough, every culture also has their own idioms or sayings th... Read more

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

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

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

Insider tips: UK culture

The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each constituent is often assoc... 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

Our top 5 New Year’s resolutions for students

New Year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past, the present and the future. What do you ... Read more