A recent poll of more than 2,000 British expat parents showed that a whopping 93% believed that their children had benefited more from their education abroad than they would have had back home.
The biggest cited benefits of an expat’s education included better education (67%), learning to be self-reliant (82%), and experience living in a different culture and learning a new language (75%).
The best schools in the world, according to those polled, could be found in New Zealand, Canada and Singapore, popular destinations for British expats. Of course, there’s no reason to believe that these kinds of results are unique to British expats. Every family can benefit from a life abroad.
When aspiring parents envision their future lives, many of them probably view settling down in a local suburb and well-off school district as the safest and most sensible path to take. But as this study shows, being more adventurous in life can be a far more valuable learning tool, for children and for parents.
And can there be a better way to bond as a family than living abroad together?