The renowned American author, Neale Donald Walsch, had famously remarked, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” How true is that! We know that our comfort zone is a wonderful thing in so many ways: it helps us feel safe and wraps us in a cocoon of familiarity. However, the problem is that it doesn’t really allow us to test or grow our inherent abilities. And this is why we, at Vidsan Charterhouse, a prestigious IB Board School in Delhi NCR, believe that exposing our children to international experience is one of the crucial steps in bringing them out of their comfort zone and helping them attain a competitive edge.
In an increasingly globalized world, international exposure is immensely beneficial to the education and future careers of our children. After all, one of the finest ways to hone their skillsets is to let them get a taste of a culture that’s so different from theirs. On that note, let us have a look today at various ways in which international experience helps children gain a competitive edge.
A wonderful opportunity to hone the language skills
At Vidsan Charterhouse, we have a dedicated English Language Support department to bring English immersion into all classrooms. Even then, we believe that the knowledge they acquire about the language through their international experience is of immense help in improving their communication skills. We have seen how it aids our students in becoming more fluent and articulate in both verbal and written forms of communication, which is highly important for their future accomplishments in any field.
Expand their worldview by experiencing different cultures
Newspapers and books can only give our children a brief idea of the world. But, in order to truly understand the world beyond their comfort zones, they need to really go out there and see the things for themselves.
Developing new perspectives and cross-cultural awareness helps in broadening the mind of our young geniuses. It makes them more considerate and accommodative of the differences in opinions, views, and backgrounds that they will experience further on in their professional lives.
Building invaluable relationships with people across the world
Attaining international experience is also a great way of networking and building valuable relationships with people from across the world. Our students at Vidsan Charterhouse get to form international connections that are of much help in securing the future opportunities for their higher education. For instance, when our students reach the Harvard Summer School to complete the summer program, it acts as their first step to head towards the prestigious Harvard University. Interacting with the people at the summer school helps them know more about the preparation they would need to undertake for getting enrolled in the university.
A good way to boost children’s confidence
One of the most vital changes noted in children after they attain international experience is a significant boost in their confidence level. Immersing themselves in a different culture helps them develop valuable life skills required for their personal growth, as well as social growth. The challenges they go through and overcome during the international exposure aids their transformation into mature and self-assured individuals, and that confidence turns them into definite winners.
Understanding the global scenario of education and career prospects
We, at Vidsan Charterhouse, believe that no matter how much we tell our children about the teaching styles and career prospects of other countries, but nothing beats their personal experience in this regard. The international experience of our young scholars gives them a closer look at what to expect when they step out of the thresholds of our campus. This, in turn, gives a direction to their preparations for the future and turns them into more focused individuals.
At Vidsan, we have always acknowledged the need for a boundary-less learning approach that extends beyond the confines of the classrooms, and our global outreach programs have been formulated keeping that in mind. As our students partake in summer programs and bilateral exchange programs, they head on to a journey of personal growth and development that fosters in them a competitive edge and helps them in every aspect ahead.