13 Unknown Facts About Education Abroad: An increasing number of former school graduates are interested in the possibility of graduating abroad.
We somehow did not get used to thinking about the fact that abroad the process of studying in schools and universities can differ from what we see in our country.
Nevertheless, there are differences. Sometimes curious, sometimes strange, and sometimes even at all, seemingly illogical. It’s better to know some facts about abroad universities before taking desition.
Today we will talk about 13 Unknown Facts About Education Abroad.
Japan is not in great demand among domestic entrants, and it is also less popular among the rest of the world, rather because of the complexity of training. To enter there is quite problematic, and private universities and do the entrance exams for their programs. Interestingly, some of the private universities have kindergartens and schools. If the child has gone all the way from kindergarten to school, then without exams, he will be enrolled in the first year of this university.
The school year in Japan is divided into three equal terms and the training starts in early April. After the first trimester for children, summer holidays begin – from the end of July to the 1st of September. The second trimester lasts until the end of December, and the third from January to March. From class to class, children are transferred during the spring holidays, which last only a week.
In this country for a long time, the professors and teacher were exclusively male – they were approached by “sensei”. To date, still more than half of the teaching staff are men.
Almost all Japanese schools have children dining right in their classes because there are no canteens in the building.
2. Czech Republic:
In schools of the Czech Republic, there is a five-point system of assessing knowledge, while the highest score is a unit, and the lowest five.
Vacations for schoolchildren in the Czech Republic are provided only in winter and summer. Summer holidays last only 2 months.
The norm for Czech schools is the multidisciplinary nature of teachers, when one teacher conducts several different lessons. Here the mathematics teacher can also be a physical education teacher, and the singing teacher can teach chemistry and mother tongue.
3. Harvard University:
It would seem that such an interesting can be in the famous Harvard, with its stiffness and adherence to traditions. But even here cheerful students stood out. On the eve of the session (it does not matter in winter or spring) you need to run completely naked around the Harvard yard. This unusual tradition is called Primal Scream. At the same time, the desperate brave souls are supported by the Harvard orchestra. Surprisingly, from year to year, there are many who wish to accomplish this reckless act.
In each class of Finnish schools, there are two teachers – a teacher and an assistant.
A Finnish teacher will never call a student to answer at the board if he does not want to do it himself. Expose to all the ignorance or shortcomings of one student before the rest here is not accepted.
After each lesson at the Finnish school, a change comes, during which all students necessarily go out into the street regardless of the time of the year.
In same stiff England, Oxford students on the night of May 1 are hosting a grand party, after which, in the morning, everyone jumps from the bridge of Mary Magdalene to a cold river.
The training period of Chinese universities lasts 40 minutes. Winter vacations in Chinese schools continue from late December to early February. At this time, the Chinese New Year is celebrated in the country.
In Greek universities, students are given so many benefits that many of them delay training until age 30. Here absolutely free training, free medical service and a food in student’s canteens, there are discounts for travel and many other things.
German students enjoy discounts on visits to museums, theaters, and sports clubs. Student ticket in Berlin is also a travel card. In Munich, students are entitled to a 25% discount on travel in urban transport, and those who live outside the city pay 75% less.
In Cuba, high school education is seriously vocational and is combined with work. Senior students of urban schools go to agricultural work annually for a period of 5 to 7 weeks.
In the Swedish school, the director has the right to transfer the student during the school year to the next grade. Of course, only under the condition of high achievement and consent of parents.
In Ireland, secondary education is compulsory for children aged 6-15, so they must attend classes without fail. For the country’s students attending the lecture is free.
In schools in Norway up to grade 8, children do not know what is knowledge assessment.
Norwegian schools do not allow the teaching of children of different ages in the same school building. There is a clear division in age: primary classes, adolescents from 14 years, young people (18 years).
Employees with higher education in the US receive an average of 2.5 times more salary than staff without a diploma.
Parents of children who do not attend school can be arrested in America.
In schools, the standard number of children in classes is 35-40 children.
In American schools, children from the first years of study are trained to choose a future profession. Therefore, the parents of the students periodically come to the lesson and talk about their work.
Practically in all American and some European schools, apart from the usual lunch changes, there are breaks when children drink milk – Milk Break.
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