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Tips for the College Fair

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This Saturday marks the 2nd annual Counseling Association of Taiwan (CAT) College Fair at Taipei American School, with round-trip transportation from Hsinchu and Taichung to Taipei courtesy of grant funding from the International Association of College Admissions Counseling to foster inclusion and access to global higher education. 
Tickets to the fair sold out last Monday after just 4 days, so students are encouraged to reserve their spots early next year. For students with tickets, some reminders: the gates will open at 2pm, so there is no point in arriving earlier as you'll just be waiting in the hot suncrowds are anticipated to be heavy at 2pm, so consider arriving laterbring your tickets (either a printout or on your phone). There will be no entry without a ticket.your ticket allows you and one guest entry, even if you didn't select a guest when registering via Eventbritethe gates will close to all ticket holders at 4:15pm.If you become hungry, the TAS Pizza Bar will have…

Five Ways to Spend Your Summer Break

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Five ways to spend this summer:
1. Travel to somewhere you’ve never been before
2. Do something for someone else #giveback
3. Read a novel, longform article, or poetry
4. Build something that solves a problem
5. Try really hard on a moonshot goal #failbetter

This post was inspired by the College Essay Guy's much longer blog post, "How to Plan a Fun (or Productive) Pre-College Summer: A Five-Step Guide."

California College Tour 2020

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HIS is hoping to organize a week-long college tour of Southern California in early June 2020 in coordination with TS College Tours, a company that has served over 1000 students of more than 40 nationalities. Ms. Liao will accompany students on this tour, where students will:
Take part in student-led campus tours of institutions like UCLA and USC;Participate in information sessions with admissions officers and professors;Learn about application and admission topics on site.Additionally, students will also have fun discovering Los Angeles.Top Reasons to Visit Colleges
You won’t really know how you feel about a place until you’ve been there. A college catalog, view book, or website can only show you so much.A small investment in time now can save significant time, money, and hassles during the during the college application period.You’ll get a sense of the college’s vibrancy, character, and facilities. Visits will provide you with a more complete picture.College tours allow students to as…

Thinking of Canada, Eh?

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Are you considering Canada for higher education and unsure of which College or University to attend? Canada Campus Visits (CCV) can help you make your decision. Using their combined 40+ years of experience in Canadian higher education, Husain Neemuchwala and Karen Strang have created this unique program for prospective international students. CCV showcases key Canadian College & University campuses by touring their classrooms, athletic facilities, libraries and on & off campus highlights. Our 10-day tour includes: Visits to 10 Colleges and UniversitiesMeals and transportationAccommodationsHealth insuranceAttractions including the CN Tower, Parliament Hill and more

Visit colleges with TS College Tours

There are still some spaces left on our programs that provide students the opportunity to visit colleges and universities in the US and Canada.
We are regularly reminded of just how impactful and worthwhile our programs are as we regularly receive emails, such as the one below, from past participants.
"Thank you so much for your college tour program last summer! My experience visiting colleges on your program was one of the most impactful experiences of my life! I learned so much and for the first time, got a sense of which type of college is right for me. The tour leaders were fantastic - so kind and knowledgeable - that they really helped me focus on the application process and learning about the pros and cons of the experiences different colleges have to offer. I am now so excited and motivated for the next stage of my educational journey. Thank you so very much!" Here are the remaining spots on each program:
California Tour8 spots remaining Northeast Tour Afull, accepting wai…

University of Chicago + Johns Hopkins Presentation at TAS

On Wednesday, May 8at 7:00pm, representatives from Johns Hopkins University and University of Chicago will host a public event at Taipei American School. The presentation will include a general overview of academic programs, campus life, and the admissions process. 

You are invited to attend. There is limited space available, so make sure to RSVP using this link, which will be closed a few days before the event. 

As a reminder, in order for anyone to attend an event at TAS, they must have a form of photo ID to enter at our main entrance in addition to RSVPing using the above link. 

Any questions about registration or the event should be directed to U Chicago or JHU.

Summer Camps for International Students in Oregon

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The University of Oregon is excited to announce new summer camps designed for international students in high school. The camps provide unique experiences for students to learn about life at a US university while having fun and enjoying the Oregon summer. College Prep Summer Program: Students build academic and language skills while spending two weeks living on the beautiful University of Oregon campus. They’ll learn about the academic culture and community, while the experience helps them prepare for success studying at a US university. Oregon Sports Camps: A low-pressure and high-energy environment helps students develop athletic skills. Students in the camps use University of Oregon Division 1 facilities with guidance from UO coaches and players. Girls can participate in volleyball or football (soccer) and boys can participate in basketball or baseball. All skill levels are welcome.