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What is International Education?

Today it is very useful and prestigious to study at universities in Europe, USA, Canada: young people even go to New Zealand and Malta for high-quality knowledge. And, of course, everyone knows how high the level of educational services in the UK is.

International education is the form of educational programs that go beyond one country. It is not an innovation, and these days studying at colleges and universities in different countries has become a serious investment in the future. Preparing for such programs from school, boys and girls get a real chance to enroll in prestigious foreign universities. Diplomas from such educational institutions are the key to successful employment and a successful career. Moreover, such specialists are in demand both at home and abroad.

Features of international education

In different countries, education has its own "national features" and characteristics, but in comparison with the domestic secondary and higher education, we can talk about the following advantages of foreign programs:

  • when studying the material, preference is given to discussion;
  • maximum focus on independent work is practised;
  • a high level of social adaptation of students is achieved.

For those who choose education abroad, one of the most pressing issues is the price. Today there are special funds that provide grants for gifted students, but it is very difficult to get them. Admission to free postgraduate studies at American universities is also extremely difficult. Studying abroad with your funds is always expensive, and any offer "at an affordable price" should be viewed as a fraud.

Traditionally the USA are the leader in terms of the share of foreign students. The other top 5 are England, Germany, France, Australia. Nowadays this indicator is growing in China and Japan.

According to UNESCO, the total number of students who have chosen international programs in the world has already reached 97 million, and by 2025, according to experts, it should increase by more than 2.5 times.

Common types of "learning without borders"

It would be a mistake to think that only education in foreign universities is considered international education. We can talk about such programs:

  • language courses - the study of foreign languages in a natural linguistic environment, the most effective method, involving the acquisition of complex knowledge (pure pronunciation, confident grammar, learning the culture of the country of native speakers);
  • secondary education with appropriate certificates;
  • higher education in rating universities;
  • Postgraduate education - Master's degree programs and postgraduate studies (Ph.D., or Doctor of Philosophy). One of the most famous examples is the Master of Business Administration or MBA.

International education in Russia for schoolchildren

Nowadays, wide opportunities are presented in Russia, even for the youngest learners. Such opportunities have appeared thanks to the so-called international schools (educational organizations that use their integrated educational programs approved by the Ministry of Education).

A good example in our country is CIS International School — a prestigious Cambridge International School with branches in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tashkent, offering programs for primary (Cambridge Primary, 5-11 years old), secondary (Cambridge Secondary, 11-16 years old) and senior (Cambridge IGCSE and AS / A level 16-18 years old) schools. At the same time, the Russian educational program is ensured, which allows graduates to simultaneously receive the Cambridge International Certificate and the certificate of general secondary education of the Russian Federation.

Features of studying at CIS International School:

  • mastering English at the “second native” level;
  • deep penetration into the cultures of different nations, a unique atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect;
  • formation of a wide worldview;
  • development of sports and creative talents and abilities;
  • early involvement in volunteer and other social activities.

And the best prospects for admission to universities in Britain.

If you are interested in international education in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tashkent, the British school CIS International School is at your service: call to clarify the rules of admission, order a school tour, find out the nuances of the educational program.

Higher education programs

The main goal of students in an international secondary school is to enter prestigious universities in countries that hold leading positions in educational rankings. This is impossible without knowledge of the details of the admission process in a particular country. For example, in the UK, a high school program takes 13 years, so an applicant from Russia must choose one of the options:

  • enter a higher educational institution in Russia and complete 1-2 courses;
  • undergo training in the A-Level program and go directly to a British university.

Thanks to Russia's accession to the Bologna Agreement (an international two-stage system of higher education), our students can also obtain a bachelor's degree without leaving the country, and only then enroll in a master's program abroad. In any case, one of the most important terms for admission to a foreign university is knowledge of a foreign language (for example, for Cambridge - at least 7-7.5 points on the IELTS scale). And when choosing an option, one cannot do without a clear knowledge of the current requirements and subtleties of the procedure.

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