We look at four ways a boarding school promises a unique and special experience for students in Dubai.
26 April 2022| Last updated on 6 May 2022
Ever wondered what makes Dubai boarding schools such a special experience for students?
Open-mindedness and cultural sensitivity are skills best learnt from experience. Luckily, the Swiss International Scientific School Dubai's boarding students get a unique cultural education that sets them up to become successful world citizens.
Here are 4 ways that this top boarding school in Dubai provides students with a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.
1. Unique weekend trips.
It's no secret that Dubai likes to entertain. From the world's deepest pool to the world's tallest building, it's near impossible to run out of things to do.
The Swiss International Scientific School Dubai's boarding students have had the chance to explore this city extensively. Through desert trips, visits to attraction parks, Expo 2020, and even scenic boat trips around the palm.
This gives them the chance to have a variety of experiences and make the most of their time in Dubai.
2. Front row seats to Arab culture
Arabic culture is rich and diverse, and being able to experience it first hand is a great privilege. The Swiss International Scientific School recently hosted an Iftar, the meal at sunset that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan.
During that event, their boarding students got to enjoy authentic Arabic food, Turkish ice cream, and experience various aspects of the culture including henna artists and music.
On top of that, being able to experience the Holy Month of Ramadan in a country that celebrates it is an amazing experience. Many of the core values of Islam are put on display during this time which allows everyone else to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and the people in it.
3. Meeting people from all over the world
Cultural sensitivity is not developed only by exposure to different cultures but also by communicating and sharing ideas with people belonging to them.
The Swiss International Scientific School has no shortage of cultural diversity from our student population with over 74 different nationalities. This allows their students to constantly challenge their world view and open up their minds to different perspectives.
For SISD's boarding students, this exposure to culture doesn’t end with the school day. Indeed, the boarding houses welcomes people from all around the world.
4. Learning the Arabic language
Learning a new language is not an easy endeavour, but learning a language in the country where it is spoken is the idea environment to succeed.
Being constantly exposed to written and spoken Arabic, and being able to practice with native Arabic speakers in real-life situations is the best way to learn.
On top of that, being able to speak one of the most used languages in the world will make SISD's students very competitive candidates on the job market.