College Admissions Scandal in the News

News coverage of the recently revealed U.S. college admissions scandal continues. CNN (3/13) reported that dozens of wealthy parents bribed William Singer, a college consultant, to "take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers" and "bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their abilities."

To me, the saddest part of this story is the focus on college acceptance as an end to itself. It's this focus that makes ever more demands of our children, asking them to demonstrate excellence in all areas of life, and continually raising the bar on what "excellence" means. This is harmful to their mental health.

Yes, we should have high standards for our students. But there must be balance in everything, and when students make a good effort, what they achieve must be good enough. While worrying about our children's future financial security is natural, I believe that having characte…

This summer, let Boston be your beat!

Now in its 10th year, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting will continue to host its Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. By Making Boston Their Beat, our program offers students an opportunity to build a solid foundation in journalistic writing and become better storytellers while reporting the facts. Based at Boston University's College of Communication, students will attend a college-level writing class in the morning. In the afternoon, they are assigned to newsrooms to work with award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer winner Lara Salahi, as their editors to cover different stories – entertainment, politics, sports, metro and investigations – in the Boston area. Evening events range from guest lectures from local journalists at The Boston GlobeSpotlight team, WGBH, and WBUR, to tours of historic sites and museums such as Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts. Our two-week workshops begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22. At the end of each session, yo…

SAT 2019-20 Registration

Registration will open in mid-April for the 2019-20 school year. Anticipated test dates are now available.

Financial Aid and Scholarship for International Students
Check out Removing Financial Barriers to Study Abroad, an article from BBC Worldwide, and view our list of universities and colleges that award financial aid to international undergraduates students who use the SAT for admissions.

Swiss Education Fairs Taiwan: 16-17 March

Students in Taiwan who are interested in studying in Switzerland are invited to the Swiss Education Fairs - register here.
Taipei Date: 16 March 2019 (Saturday) Time: 1pm – 4.30pm Location: W Taipei Hotel 8F
Taichung Date: 17 March 2019 (Sunday) Time: 1pm – 4.30pm Location: Splendor Hotel Taichung

Summer Program opportunities at UofT

For current Grade 10 & 11 students – for your students who are interested in spending their summer in Toronto and experience what it’s like to be a university student at the University of Toronto, we have two exciting Pre-University programs that are currently open for registration.

The 3-week Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is designed to expose high school students from all over the world to new ways of thinking and understanding. Together with a team of other students from around the world, students will create a potential solution to the Global Challenge, which is a final project that uses the skills learned in the program to make a difference in the world.

The 4-week Advanced Academic Program (AAP), designed for students who are non-native English speakers, provides an opportunity for students to challenge themselves in an academic university setting during the summer months. Students will take a morning and afternoon course, and will learn about, analyze, and discuss a rang…

Experience US Higher Education this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

We are excited to announce that registration is open for UW-Madison’s 2019 EducationUSA Academy for precollege students!  This program, running July 1-19, 2019, provides students ages 15-17 with the opportunity to experience academics, campus life, social and cultural activities at UW for three incredible weeks of programming.  The Academy offers two program tracks, both of which share an afternoon component of admissions seminars, writing workshops, and student panel discussions:

Intensive English for College Preparedness (intermediate to high intermediate English speakers)Career Exploration (near-native speakers) 

Here is a short video about the UW-Madison international student experience.

University of Cambridge Admissions Webinars

This year we will again be running a series of webinars to provide information about a range of topics related to applying to and studying at Cambridge as an international student.

These sessions are suitable for students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors. To register for the webinar series, please click the button below.

Webinar registration form

Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 (GMT) - Colleges Explained
Find out more about the Cambridge Colleges, including information about accommodation and advice on how (and how not) to choose a College

Friday 5 April, 10:00 (BST) - Spotlight on Science and Technology
Profile of two undergraduate courses from Science and Technology

Wednesday 15 May, 15:00 (BST) - Spotlight on Arts, Humanities & Social Science

Profile of two undergraduate courses from Arts, Humanities & Social Science

Wednesday 28 August, 10:00 (BST) - Applying to Cambridge
Find out more about the application process and what makes a competitive application

Wednesday 4 Septem…