The Benefits of Boarding School Abroad: The Road Home

Most would agree that getting to experience life in India while having the Himalayas as your backyard sounds like something off a travelers bucket list. While that might be true, for Pico, the main character in The Road Home, this is the last place he wants to be. Inspired by actual life experience, director Rahul Gandotra tells the story of Pico, a boy born and raised in England but of Indian heritage, that is sent to a boarding school in the Himalayas.

Though Pico is less than thrilled to be at the boarding school, boarding schools around the world are known for their acceptance of all international students. Richard MacDonald, the headmaster of Aiglon College, states that boarding schools “allow international pupils to form long-lasting friendships and engenders intercultural understanding within the student community.”

Boarding schools are a great environment to find children of all different cultures and countries and are regarded as some of the best schools for future opportunities. Here are three of the top boarding schools around the world.


Trafalgar Castle School is located in Ontario, Canada. Trafalgar CastleSchool is known to be one of the world’s foremost boarding schools. Offering education for growing women between grades five and twelve.

This is an institution that makes it a priority to be a learning atmosphere with a positive outlook for their students. Trafalgar has a consistent flow of graduates who succeed in becoming confident self-starters.


Phuket International Academy is located in Phuket, Thailand. Phuket International Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that is known for its acceptance of students with diverse cultures and upbringings.There are over 35 different countries that have students attending the academy.

Phuket International Academy focuses more on promoting students to focus on change in a global scale. PIA encourages its students to be thankful and considerate of their surroundings and what nature has to offer.


Aiglon College is located in Chesieres, Switzerland. Aiglon College is also known to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School as well. Being slightly larger than Phuket International Academy, Aiglon College is currently home to over 60 nationalities. The college website even calls the school “a global hub in our own right”.

Aiglon College also offers a program for students where they can work with a professional who can help them develop English as their second language.

While being the person coming into a new environment can be intimidating, know that there are others who have gone through similar experiences that have become stronger and more confident individuals because of it.


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