Did you know that there are an estimated 2.3 million homeschoolers in the United States? That makes the U.S. the leader in homeschooling nations around the world. But it’s starting to catch on internationally as more and more families (and military families) are turning to homeschooling to meet their children’s educational needs.
The reasons international families choose to homeschool are similar to those of American families: the freedom to customize curriculum to children’s interests and passions, the convenience of flexible schedules, bullying at school, dissatisfaction with the local public education system, and constantly rising tuition costs.
In foreign countries, homeschooling is being embraced more and more. Take the United Arab Emirates, for example. Of the UAE’s 9-million-plus citizens, a whopping 7.8 million are expatriates, compared to only 1.4 million Emiratis. In the UAE, there are no laws regulating education for expatriates, whereas native Emiratis who choose to homeschool their children are required to use UAE curriculum, which is provided by the country’s education authorities. That leaves nearly 8 million people in a constantly growing country with the freedom to educate their kids as they see fit…and many are turning to homeschooling. And while homeschooling is an increasingly appealing option for expats, it’s not only expats taking advantage of the many benefits of homeschooling; the number of native homeschoolers is on the rise in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, India, South Africa, and many other countries.
With Bridgeway Academy’s homeschooling programs, it’s so easy for international families to educate their children in a way that best suits their lifestyles. With 30 years of homeschooling experience and more than 100,000 alumni, Bridgeway is the perfect partner for your homeschooling needs. We offer curriculum that’s personalized to your student’s learning style, so that they are engaged and learning in the way that’s best for them and sets them up for success. Additionally, our programs and products are flexible to fit your schedule, come with the support of a dedicated academic advisor, and are accredited. Why is accreditation important? It proves that we meet and exceed academic standards of excellence. It means that colleges will recognize your student’s work, as will traditional schools if you choose to put your child back in school.
As long as there’s internet access, there’s access to all of Bridgeway’s resources, from individual textbooks, or online classes to all-inclusive full-year curriculum to our private academy.
Homeschooling is growing in large numbers across the globe, and Bridgeway Academy is here to help! If you’re living outside the States, click here to learn more about our homeschooling options, download this resource about homeschooling with a U.S. based program or call us at 1-800-863-1474.