Lisafuller wrote: ↑
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:48 am
nelyanne wrote: ↑
Mon, 24 Oct 2022 1:28 am
The fact that you attended an International School
in Singapore and studied abroad probably won't work in your favour.
Maybe getting married and having kids would increase your chances. Singapore prefers families.
I don't think attending international school is necessarily a red flag, as there are many reasons why an Expat may choose the international route that has nothing to do with intention to stay in SG.
I can think of 4 possible reasons why expats are choosing International Schools
A) a relatively small cost difference between a local school for the foreigner VS international school (N/A, author of the thread was a PR)
B) low quota for foreigners (N/A, same as above)
C) preparing the kid for further education/work/life abroad
D) thinking that the local schools are worse than international schools
A) & B) are not so relevant to PRs, so C) & D) remain.
C) is closely related to an intention to move away from Singapore, D) - not so strictly. But on the contrary, choosing a local school as the best possible choice for a kid is somehow a sign of accepting the Singaporean education system. So might be seen as a step towards integration. Of course, that's just my guess.