Bridging International Education

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Host Family
Requirements to Host an International Student - Part II; The Home So you’ve got some extra space in your home and you’re thinking about filling it with an international student. Maybe it’s a room that’s not being used or a spot where you’ve been putting junk and stuff you don’t quite have a place for; or, a lonely bedroom once occupied by your college kid. While it’s not recommended that “filling space” be your motivation to become a host family, having enough room for a student is foundational to getting into the hosting game. Before you finally part with that stair-stepper you haven’t...
Host Family
You’ve taken the plunge and you’re matched with an international student. Question is, are you ready to embark on this cultural exchange experience? Speaking mostly to first time host families, there’s a lot to know and prepare for and that lingering doubt that you’ve prepared enough is hanging around. “Will we be good at hosting?” “Will they like the bedroom?” “Will they like my food?” “Will they like my home?” “Will they like my family?” “Will they like me?” You’re right, there’s a ton of stuff to consider before becoming a surrogate parent to someone else’s teenager (mic drop...
Recruiter
All over the world, there are young people who have the dream of studying abroad, especially studying in the USA, Canada or Europe. But how do we reach these students? What are the best ways to attract them to take that final step and start applying to high schools and colleges overseas? There are various effective strategies for recruiting international students which can improve your success in this field. Let’s look at some of them! 1. Market intelligence  First of all the basics, it is very important to do market research in the different geographical areas that you are...
School
Often times, ESL learners need ways to have extra support to learn English. Fortunately for international students, there are endless amounts of resources on free ESL websites to help them improve their language learning skills while they are studying in the US. However, this can sometimes be overwhelming for them as there are so many options out there. It is difficult to know which sites will be the best for helping students to work on their English progress independently. So, I have made a list of a few ESL websites I have found useful and enjoyed using in my lessons and recommending...
Student
The benefits of studying abroad go beyond what takes place in the classroom. What goes on in the classroom, however, is important. The United States and Canada have become premier destinations for study abroad students because both countries offer some of the world’s best educational institutions along with opportunities outside of the classroom for personal and social development. But which of the two countries should you choose for your student’s study abroad? The US. or Canada? Study Abroad in the US and Canada Regardless of which of the two countries you choose, you'll have no...
Student
As I traveled around the world with my 5 children, I noticed a striking difference between high schools in the United States and high schools in other countries, particularly regarding extracurricular activities. US and Canadian high schools place a greater amount of importance on extracurricular sports. This has a significant impact on school culture, forms of parent engagement, and the formation of student identities. Benefits of Extracurricular Sports and Activities There’s more to school than reading, writing, and arithmetic. The benefits of participating in extracurricular...
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