by Karen A Wrobbel, EdD
In global education, it is common for schools to call themselves “international” – either in their name, such as “International Christian School of CityName,” or in their description, such as “XXX Academy is an international Christian school.” However, the term “international” can have different meanings to different people, so it is important for school leaders to be clear about the way(s) in which their school is “international.”
What makes a school international? Schools base their “international” name on various factors, though it is usually one or more of the following:
 “Course for Teachers Interested in International Education,” 1956, 22. Cited in Ian Hill, “History of International Education,” In International Education in Practice: dimensions for National and International Schools, edited by Hayden et all. London: Routledge, 2002.