Reykjavik - School Report Question and Answers

Do expatriate students socialize with local students at the school? Are both groups successfully integrated into the school culture?

During COVID, the kids were largely segregated (international vs. Icelandic) for hygiene/disease containment. They were in-school, in-person the entire time, usually without masks, and so they tried to keep groups separate. Now that COVID has largely abated, there is more international between Icelandic and international students. - Jul 2022


Not really, International students are generally separate from Icelandic students. The school never seemed to believe or address instances of Icelandic students who appeared to be ostracizing international school students. - Jan 2022


Yes - Mar 2015


Yes. - Aug 2014


Yes, during recess and lunch time. However, since my children are signed up in the local youth programs (Briedablik and Stjarnan), they also have interactions with Icelandic kids in the neighborhood. - May 2014


Socialization between ISI and the host school, Skaalandskoli, students is not encouraged nor supported. - Apr 2014


This is an issue as well. The school is a "school within a school" and there are some issues with our kids getting along appropriately with the Icelandic children. The "F" word is quite freely used here and our kids are exposed to language that we are not used to hearing at such a young age. It's not a good arrangement. - Mar 2014


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