How far from us Australia, is well illustrated by a simple fact: at the moment from Europe no non-stop flights to the continent. The first such flight is planned to launch in March 2018, Qantas, and the flight from London will take about 17 hours. From the point of view of transport, our planet is becoming more accessible - in 1947, the same trip required seven stops and took four days. But it's still the same Australia. The other side of the Earth, combining a fantastic exotic and higher standards of living and education.
Needless to say that Australia is one of the most exotic and at the same time comfortable and clear for European places on Earth? The excellent climate, very different cultural traditions, dynamic economy? About the monolith Uluru? About the fantastic landscapes of New Zealand, where they filmed the world of the Lord of the rings? Just imagine: modern Latvian student may spend a semester or a year in Australian and new Zealand school. To see it with my own eyes, dramatically improve English skills and to try their hand at independent living at the other end of the world.
This will most likely be a private school, which continues the British tradition (e.g., most schools in Australia require students to wear school uniforms), but in many ways offers pure Australian flavor. On sports here play Rugby or cricket, and if the school is near the ocean surf. The school year begins in late summer, i.e. at the end of January (dates may vary by state and school). Education in schools is in English, but in New Zealand can teach the Maori language.
Up to 12-13 years children learn in elementary school, then the middle, and from 17 to 19 years - older, which in some States is called a College. Students who have completed 12th class and passed the exams, receive a certificate that allows you to apply to University. By the way, six Australian universities are in the top 100 best universities in the world (according to Times Higher Education). Seven new Zealand - in the top-500.
The children learn in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is typical for this part of the world. However, the child becomes more self-disciplined and even after one semester at the Australian school. "Due to the difference in time pupils will not be so many opportunities to maintain contact with relatives and friends in Latvia. It seems that it is not convenient. But in fact, the student is immersed in the local life, language environment, and accustomed to independently organize their life. And parents have nothing to worry about Australia, not to mention New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world," said the consultant egoPERFECTUS education abroad Liene Pommer.
Want to try? egoPERFECTUS will help to solve all organizational issues. We carefully evaluate the readiness of students for such a journey, take into account the wishes and possibilities of parents and find verified school. One that best suits a particular child. This an experience he will carry through life.