You probably spent a semester or a year abroad yourself when you were a student, or
perhaps you have only heard of education abroad programmes. Living in another country is
a fantastic way for your child to acquire international experience, gain independence, learn
new languages and cultures through their host families and new environments. This
experience counts in a student’s favour when applying to university after a gap year in Africa
or graduating from university, then applying to graduate school and gives them the
much-needed competitive edge. BUT, don’t take our word for it, hear it from our alumni
who upon finishing high school spent a month in Zimbabwe on our gap year programme
and managed to get into the competitive Johns Hopkins University. If you are excited, and
your child is equally excited about stepping out of their comfort zone, discover the
unknown, and keen on learning in a new community – going abroad presents the perfect