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Benefits of a Global School Education

Russell Held

Choosing to send your child to an independent school with a global focus for their high school education is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Are these types of schools worth it? The answer is yes.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an internationally-focused school.

Pros and Cons of Attending an Internationally-focused School

Why should you send your child to an internationally-focused school? Really, the only con for most parents is that your child is away from home. The pros, however, are many. Here is a look at four of the benefits your child can reap from a globally-focused school education:

·      Heightened Sense of Internationalism: Wilbraham & Monson Academy students come from 28 nations around the world. Regardless of where your child grew up, they will join a community of international learners and difference makers. Our students are driven and devoted to learning about international issues, markets and arts. Applying to college with a heightened sense of internationalism can help your child stand out and succeed.

·      Travel Diversity: Many globally-centered educational institutions place travel at their core. Traveling the world plays an elemental role in developing conscious, citizens of the world from a young age. At Wilbraham & Monson Academy, your child will have an opportunity to travel abroad and immerse themselves in a new culture.

·      Open-Mindedness: In typical high schools, it's easy to stay trapped in the small town bubble. But at a globally-minded school, your child will join a community of diverse students from all different backgrounds and walks of life. When children engage in global studies, they learn to take on different perspectives and ways of thinking about their own role on the planet. When it comes to cultivating an open mind, giving your child the gift of a global education can set them up for a lifetime of open-minded thinking.

·      Vast Career Opportunities: Students who receive a global education are equipped with the tools to flourish as adults. At WMA, our students learn different languages, see different parts of the world and, therefore, have a solid understanding of the global stage. When it comes to jobs in any sector, our students have advantages over others who have not yet been exposed to the broader world.

Why Send Your Child to an Internationally-focused School?

The main reason most parents send their children to an internationally-focused school is to expose them to the depth of the world we live in. When students from around the globe come together in an academic setting, they end up teaching each other. They learn about other cultures and how to respect them, and they learn how to communicate through the arts. They build an unparalleled community of open minds and passionate hearts.

Are Internationally-focused Schools Worth It?

Internationally-focused schools are renowned for their ability to change the way students see themselves in relation to the world around them. At WMA, your child will have access to our Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies and our global travel program. They will leave our school as well-rounded and inspired individuals who are ready to contribute to society in the most meaningful way.

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