At this website we will attempt to provide information about schools and institutions that are offering international curriculums. For students who know exactly what country and institution they wish to study in, the choice of a specific school or study program to meet their needs may not be too difficult. However, remember that the best preparation you can undertake is the one that provides you with the greatest range of future study options. This includes options for advancing your education within your own country.
There are now several Foundation Studies programs being offered in Indonesia and they are very helpful. Foundation Studies provides much more than just the English language skills you will need, but also prepares you in many other ways for study in a foreign country. As a teacher of ESL and having worked overseas with overseas university preparation programs I would say that even students in Western and European countries would benefit greatly from completing a foundation program before entering university.
Why do I say this? Foundation studies programs also provide you with very valuable skills in self-discipline and time-management. I can still remember when I was a first-year university student in Australia (my own country) that I, like so many other students, encountered serious problems with planning for deadlines and understanding what lecturers were really expecting from us. University was so different to High School, the students seemed relaxed, nobody was pushing us, essay submission and test dates were still far away, life was good! Suddenly, we were awaken from our hibernation to face the realities of having to complete multiple assignments and practicals on time, which was by then quickly running out.
Many schools in Southeast Asia are now offering international curriculums like the IB and curriculums from state or national governing bodies in Western and European countries, and these programs are excellent. However, there are some issues which create difficulties for some schools being managed in Asia, one of which is the difficulty of operating under examination timetables designed for the governing body's country.
We hope that the information and links that we provide will be helpful and we invite your suggestions about other products and sources that would be helpful to you. You can send your suggestions to us and we will try to assist you.