Inclusion

At The IDEAL School, You Live With Your Teachers

Whiteboard At The IDEAL School, you live with your teachers. You eat your meals, work, and play with them. Next to the dinner table is a white board to explain things at any time. Idioms (such as “clean up” and “eat out”) can be explained during the meal. Every night for dinner we ask each other questions (for example, “What was the best part of your day?”), answer, and then ask someone else. Many questions about American culture are answered during this time.

At some schools you feel like you are on the outside of American culture and no one has time for you.

It can be great to live in a dorm (you get to be with other people your age and you don't have many responsibilities), but during vacations it can get really lonely because most of the other students are with family or are traveling to different places. If you choose to live with a host family, you might have people around you, but most families are very busy, so even if they are home, they may not have much time to spend with you. It can be a lonely place, as well. Besides, you usually have so much homework that you can't spend that much time with them any way.

Does American culture seem interesting, strange, or confusing to you? Do you wonder why Americans do what they do? It might be seen as rude or impolite to ask a host family why they do what they do, and teachers in your language program may not have time to answer all your questions.

Wouldn't you like to live in a place where you can get the best of both worlds–time to spend with friends and teachers who have time to answer your questions about American culture as they come up?  You can at The IDEAL School!

The IDEAL School is Different

Quote - Feeling Your teachers at the IDEAL School have lived in other countries and have experienced some of the same things you will be experiencing here in America.

Embarrassed They have been in love with the foreign country they were living in and experienced culture shock. They love to talk about their experiences and what they learned. They also love to help students by listening and explaining what culture shock is and how to best deal with it.