Guide to International Education & Schools 2017

Wherever your company is relocating employees, the International Guide provides expert advice to school systems and education options. Our 2018/19 Guide is available now!

The 2018/19 edition of the Guide to International Education and Schools is out now. Find out more here

The following information is about the 2017 Guide:Through its unique and targeted editorial content, the guide demystifies complex education issues and provides advice, insider knowledge and reassurance for parents on the move, to support your employer brand at a time when families need extra motivation and support to move.It will also help busy HR departments and relocation professionals to provide the family support that is so vital to ensuring a successful relocation or international assignment.Beautifully illustrated, the 2017 edition’s updated and extended content includes accessible and informative articles and practical advice covering everything from curriculum choices in relocation hotspots around the world – including the UK, the USA, Canada, Europe, China, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Middle East – to choosing a school and submitting an application, with features to reassure parents about schooling choices.School search and education advice - connect with our in-country expertsWith summer nearly here, parents who are relocating or undertaking an international assignment with school-age children will be starting to think about obtaining school places for the autumn term, making the guide’s publication especially timely. As well as details of the standard admissions procedures across different types of school, the guide provides tips and advice on in-year admissions, which will be invaluable to the many families who are faced with a last-minute move that doesn’t tie in with term dates.Directories of schools, school associations and other suppliers are also included.

Why relocating parents need this guide

By supporting parents to make the right education and schooling choices for their children, the guide will assist the family to settle happily in their new location. This, in turn, will help to ensure the success of the relocation or international assignment.Parents: Access the free digital guide here.

The guide is also ideal for:

  • HR, global managers and employers – Provide parents who need school places in their new location with effective support, and make informed, equitable decisions that support your organisation's growth
  • Relocation professionals – Minimise the risk of costly assignment failure for your corporate clients, and smooth the way for families choosing schools and homes in a new location

Options for co-branded editions

Support relocating families and/or corporate clients with an exclusive co-branded edition, available in print (including small print runs) or as an online edition/e-book or app under a licensing agreement.For each format, the following options are available:Option AYour logo on the front coverOption B
  • Your logo on the front cover, with ‘Brought to you by [company name]’
  • Information about your company in the introduction
  • Comments from your company in Family Support (or other appropriate section)
  • Employers – the opportunity to include details of your relocation and settling-in procedures, etc.
We can also provide a bespoke edition (print or online), including additional tailored editorial and a cover design to complement your corporate branding.For details, call Fiona Murchie on +44 (0)1892 891334 or email


  • A future of unlimited opportunities
  • Preparing students to be global citizens
  • Exploring curriculum options
  • The International Baccalaureate: A global success story
  • Comparing global education systems
  • Living abroad with teenagers: Opportunities and challenges
  • A pathway to career success
  • The impact of mobility on children
  • Giving girls the digital bug
  • Technology in schools: Future changes in the classroom
  • Preparing pupils for a diverse world
  • The importance of languages
  • Choosing a new school
  • At home in the world in an elite online school
  • Finding the perfect fit
  • Securing a school place out of term time
  • Read the big print
  • The value of education consultants
  • Relocating a child with special educational needs
  • A new era for expatriate education in China?
  • China’s expanding international school options
  • Finding a school in Hong Kong
  • Making high-quality international education accessible in Hong Kong
  • Choosing a school in Thailand
  • International school options in Vietnam
  • A Levels: The best fit for international pupils?
  • Education and schools in Malaysia
  • The changing face of international education in Indonesia
  • International schools in Singapore
  • Relocating to Singapore with teenagers
  • In praise of adaptability
  • Education in India
  • Education in Europe: Choosing a school
  • Education in France
  • Education in the Netherlands
  • Education in Germany
  • Education in Switzerland
  • Education in Spain
  • Education in Russia
United Kingdom
  • The education system in England
  • British education: Delivering skills for the future
  • Education after Brexit: ‘A force to unite nations’
  • Choosing a boarding school in the UK
  • The new boarding experience: Perspectives from schools
  • A single sex or mixed education: Does it really matter?
Middle East
  • Choosing a school in the Middle East
  • The importance of a creative, concept based curriculum
AfricaChallenges of an African educationNorth America
  • Relocating to the US: Choosing a school
  • US education system explained
  • Comparing the US and English education systems
  • A Canadian education
  • The rise of global student mobility
  • Studying for success in the UK and the US
  • From Cairo to Harvard University
  • Educating global citizens: Exploring UK universities
  • Directory of Schools
  • Directory of Services
  • Directory of Consultant Contributors
  • Directory of School Associations

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