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TOP-100 UK, US primary and secondary schools and colleges for international students abroad: Europe, the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, etc.

Education information

Nowadays, many parents tend to send their children to get primary and secondary education abroad. SMAPSE offers more than 100 best schools and colleges in Europe, the USA, Canada, etc. where students from all over the world can get advanced education. Studying abroad afer grade 7, 8, 9, 10 is a great opportunity to open wide career prospects and get useful international experience.

Primary and secondary education abroad gives strong qualitative knowledge. At European and American schools students are not just listeners, they are fully immersed into educational process. This determines the level of their achievements.

Good command of foreign languages is one of the basic requirements for enrolling and even obtaining a visa, especially at high schools. So, English courses abroad are quite popular. SMAPSE specialists will help you choose mosr appropriate programs - English abroad can be taught by a student of any age.

What are the main features of studying at foreign schools?

After 9th grade, the student has the right to choose a certain number of subjects that coincide with his mindset and ambitions: this will be his personal programme. Before entering university, students pass exams on 3-4 disciplines on one of the programs of the senior classes, for example:

  • A-level - the British programme of 16-18 years for high school students, traditionally accepted by all universities in England and a number of countries of the world
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) is an international programme for senior students, recognized throughout the world
  • BTEC is an analog of A-level, a high school course aimed at more narrow and comprehensive studying of subjects, emphasizing the practical part
  • High School Diploma Programme - is studied in the upper grades of the American system, similarly A-Level allows to enter the universities in America and Canada
  • GCSE / iGCSE - certificate of completion of a junior high school, taught in institutions with British system.

Actually, after graduating from schools, foreign students choose various kinds of programs and courses abroad. Most popular are preparation courses for entering universities. In addition, all studying programs are focused on studying English: without reliable knowledge of the language, high-quality education is impossible.

If you choose to study abroad after 9th grade, you should be especially sure of the quality of your language proficiency: most likely, nobody will work hard with the student additionally, so he/she should be ready to perceive the material at the level of native speakers. If you doubt the quality of your linguistic preparation, we will pick up suitable preparatory programs for you, so that you can learn English abroad in a short time.

It's important to note that foreign schools and colleges provide not only strong academic preparation, but also pay great attention to development of students' talents in additional subjects such as painting, music, as well as in the most various sports: bicycle, rugby, football, swimming, horse riding, skiing, etc. Among the countries practicing such a system of education can be noted: 

You can adress to samples of entrance tests for admission to private schools and colleges abroad , which you can write for free in SMAPSE office, without attending school itself. 

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Some recommendations for studying abroad as an international student

Most parents prefer private schools or boarding schools for their children: such schools are very well equipped (laboratories, reading classrooms, music and sports halls), and the level of reliability is higher and more stable. Also, private and boarding schools abroad provides a great opportunity to determine further direction of education, specialty and faculty. SMAPSE offers more than 100 best schools and colleges in Europe, the USA, Canada, etc., where foreign students can get high-quality and advanced education.

In order to enter a school abroad, it's really important to have good command of foreign langiages, especially English. Foreign students need to provide a document that proves the level of language proficiency. But there is always an opportunity to go through additional support courses - it's possible to study English in any country of the world.

As for duration of studying abroad, it usually takes 11-13 years. In order to easily enter a foreign university, international students are better to receive an international matriculation certificate after completing a course abroad after 9th grade. In this case, having studied for several years in a foreign environment, students already have an excellent knowledge base and a high level of foreign language proficiency. After such thorough preparation, it is quite possible to continue study abroad after the 11th grade .

Tuition fees for studying in TOP-100 schools and colleges abroad

The cost for studying abroad depends on different factors: school's ranking, the level of teaching, the chosen specialization, location, etc.

Estimated cost per year in England is £ 14,000 - 25,000 in the day school and £ 32,000 - 40,000 in the boarding house. The most expensive country for studying in Europe is in Europe the most expensive thing to study is Switzerland: here the year in the boarding house costs CHF 60 000 - 90 000, in the day school - CHF 20 000 - 50 000.

Prices of programs depend on the category of institution (general education, specialized). The year of study at boarding school int the USA costs approximately $40,000 - 60,000. Canadian hostels offer programs at a price of $35 000 - 60 000.

It's worth noting that studying the high school programme can be quite inexpensively. For example, in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and even in the same England, SMAPSE can offer a number of schools where the cost of studying at boarding houses will not exceed 25,000-30000 euros per year.

4 advantages of studying abroad according to foreign students' opinions

What are the advantages of studying abroad according to students' reviews?

  • to study the new culture, language, peculiarities of the mentality of the inhabitants of the chosen country
  • to develop creativity, sports skills
  • overcome language barriers
  • to prepare qualitatively and comfortably for admission to higher education

Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts as they are always ready to answer all your questions.

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Good day! Son finished grade 9. I would like to get a specialty associated with the film industry. First secondary special, then higher. Tell me, please, what are the schools, colleges?
Good afternoon, Marina! Thank you for contacting Smaps! What language do you plan to study? What countries are considering? We are happy to find a training program for you! Please indicate your phone number and mail, we will advise you and send an offer by mail!
Hello! I would like to send my son after finishing 4th grade to continue studying in one of the foreign countries of Europe, America or Canada. Do they take it from this age and where, tell me, please. Thank you.
Thanks for request, at this age you can already enroll in a school abroad. Our catalog on the site is divided by country, if you plan to study in English, then we recommend choosing a school in the UK on our website, there are also schools in English and in Austria, France and Germany.
Good afternoon! The girl needs to pick up a private boarding house in Europe, you can in the UK. She graduated from the 9th grade, in the European school. We need a boarding school that issues a double passport (including Russian), or only Russian, as the child plans to enter the university in Russia. The country does not matter. Let's consider different variants.
Good afternoon! Thank you for your request, the fact is that the UK does not issue a Russian certificate, they study under the A-level or IB programs, the results are suitable for applying to universities abroad. The Russian certificate is issued only in Russia. Thank you!
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