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.

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Support and guidance: How to navigate university applications

A key part of any student’s high school career is the decision to apply to university. But with so m... Read more

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

Is your child university ready?

Attending university is a huge milestone. It’s an exciting time for students and families alike, exp... Read more

The top 5 qualities that universities look for in applicants

Every year the competition for university places begins again with top students from all over the wo... Read more

3 ways to create a differentiated learning environment

Education should anticipate diversity and seek to provide the best experience for as many students a... Read more

The case against a one-size-fits-all education

The journey that each child takes through education is different. In the past this journey was defin... 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

Your ultimate high school checklist

While it might be true that every school is special in its own way, whether a school is right for yo... Read more

10 TV/movie high schools we wish we went to

If you’ve just returned to school after the summer and you’re dreaming of all the places you’d rathe... Read more

An EF Academy philavery of unusual words

Whether you’re already familiar with the English language or just starting out, sometimes you might ... Read more