Ryan International School

International exposure for students: Utility and scope of exchange programs in schools

The education sector in India has witnessed a paradigm shift, wherein learning is the right mix of textbook knowledge and experience-based learning. Schools are no longer looked upon as a hub for academics, but they also aid the all-rounded development and growth of a child. This includes a balance of theoretical subject matter knowledge, along with a level of exposure that helps students understand beyond academic texts and classroom learning.

International exchange programs are a great way to provide this exposure to the students since it is important to prepare the young learners of today for a more heterogeneous world they might face later. Structured Exchange Programs by schools like Ryan International School involve students and teachers in a cross-disciplinary global learning environment. Students learn through the experience all that cannot be taught in a typical classroom environment. Students also benefit from synthesizing the viewpoints, ideologies, and frames of reference to diverse co-participants and educators.

Some of the international exchange programs at Ryan International School include:

  • Thames Valley Summer School, London
  • World Children’s Theatre Festival, Germany
  • Global Young Leader Conference, New York
  • Educational Tours – France, Spain, and Belgium
  • Indo-Finnish Cultural Exchange Program, Finland

Talking about the importance of international affiliations and accreditations, Mr Ryan Pinto, CEO of Ryan International School, said, “Our core fundamental has been to provide the right kind of education and nurture students for the next phase of their lives. The Ryan Group is committed to creating a strong global connect for its student and collaborated with universities in USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia to facilitate learning across global boundaries.”

It is to be noted that Ryan International School is the only chain of schools in India associated with the Commonwealth/State of Pennsylvania through the PennHub Program. This provides the students with opportunities and access to internship and study with partner institutions in Pennsylvania.

Aimed at providing the best possible experience to its students, Ryanites are also offered the opportunity to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States for workshops as a part of its educational exchange program. Under the guidance and mentorship of highly skilled industry experts and renowned astronauts, there is a dual impact of an exclusive experience of a global learning environment, along with improved technological understanding.

According to Mr and Mrs Bhardwaj, parents of Ishaan Bhardwaj, a student of Ryan International School, such opportunities should be made available to each and every student. “Ryan International has not only given students the chance to visit the countries across the globe, but also provided them with the opportunity to grow and interact with students worldwide, learn their culture and languages,” says Mr Bhardwaj.

It is imperative for parents to consider international affiliations as one of the key factors while looking for the perfect educational institution for their ward. This is one aspect which opens up a new window for their child to explore beyond their own cultural horizons and facilitate his/her holistic growth and development.


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