In today’s interconnected world, it has become increasingly vital for educational institutions to establish international links that transcend geographical boundaries. These links not only provide students with unique opportunities for cultural exchange and global understanding but also enhance the overall educational experience. At The Bewdley school, we recognise the importance of fostering international connections, and we are committed to providing our students with a global perspective that prepares them for success in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
Through our international links, we aim to create a learning environment that goes beyond traditional classroom boundaries. We actively seek partnerships with schools and institutions across the globe, allowing our students to engage in collaborative projects, cultural exchanges, and joint learning experiences. By connecting our students with peers from different countries, we expose them to diverse perspectives and help them develop a global mindset.
These international links bring a many of benefits to our students. Firstly, they promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, enabling our students to appreciate different cultures, traditions, and languages. This exposure helps to develop their empathy, respect, and appreciation for diversity, while also breaking down stereotypes and fostering a more inclusive school community.
In conclusion, our international links play a crucial role in shaping our students into global citizens who are prepared to navigate the complexities of our interconnected world. By embracing cultural diversity, promoting, and fostering collaborative learning experiences, we ensure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an increasingly globalised society.
Recently we welcomed students from around the world to our amazing Sixth Form and community. Our international students settled in quickly and made friends who will, in all likelihood, be friends for life. We hosted students from many parts of the world ranging from Southern Europe to South America.
International student testimonials
Federico, from Italy.
“I’ve been an exchange student for one month already and since I’m here I could see and experience many shades of the UK and I’m loving most of them, except for the weather. Although I’ve been in Bewdley for 1 week only, people made me feel comfortable as soon as I stepped off the bus, welcoming me in a way that I never expected. I’m studying 4 subjects here, Psychology, Sociology, Maths and Film Studies (my favourite) and even if what I’m used to studying in Italy is completely different, you can’t imagine how much I’m enjoying studying new things, trying to assimilate as much as I can. Being an exchange student is something I recommend to everyone as an experience that can enrich and change you forever.”
Mariana from Brazil
“Ever since I got to the Bewdley Sixth Form, I have been having a wonderful time. The school offers good and appropriate study rooms and classrooms. I can also emphasise the quality of the technology and materials used in class. The teachers are all very nice and welcoming. The lessons are engaging and spark my interest in learning. Also, the students are very warm and friendly. I’m grateful for all the experience I’ve had since the first day I got here!”
Elif from Turkey
“I’m from Turkey. I came to England on an exchange program for about 5 months and I’ve almost completed my second month here. I felt welcome by everyone during my time here and they helped me so much. The teachers are very good both academically and personally. Also, the students helped me a lot in every sense to get used to being here.”