Showing posts from March, 2019

Free webinars on college planning from CollegeWise

Collegewise has the perfect lineup of webinars to cure all of your college app woes (or at least alleviate the symptoms). Whether you’re navigating athletic recruitment, wondering how you’re going to paying for college, trying to choose your STEM path, or aiming for highly selective colleges—you’re in luck.
April 10, 5 p.m. PDT:Athletic Recruiting: Scoring the Right Offer? April 22, 5 p.m. PDT:Financing College Without Breaking the Bank: How to Find Your Best Financial Fit May 8, 5 p.m. PDT:Engineering Your Future: Careers In STEM with USC Viterbi’s Paul Ledesma May 22, 5 p.m. PDT:Aiming for the Ivy League? How to Improve Your Chances for Admission to Highly Selective Colleges June 13, 5 p.m. PDT:Where Should I Apply?: How to Create the Right College List
Click on the links above to register. Our webinar are free, but seats are limited. And don't worry—registrants can attend in real time or watch a recording later.

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…

Student competitions: Win a place on a summer programme!

Win a place on an Immerse summer programme! To cater to students’ varying skillsets and interests, we are currently offering two options for students to seize this amazing opportunity to enhance their learning and broaden their horizons.

Essay Competition 
The Essay Competition asks students aged 13-18 to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to the subject they wish to study with Immerse. This is a chance for students to really demonstrate their passion for a subject that they are looking to study at a higher level. Click here to find out more.

Tech Competitions 
The Immerse Tech competitions give students aged 11-15 the opportunity to show their flair for innovation and win a place on an Immerse Tech programme of their choice. Students can either enter the Tech App competition or the Tech Essay competition, and entries can be made as part of a school, or as an individual. Click here to find out more.

Both competitions close on 31st March 2019 at 11:59 PM UK time, so do…

Temple University Info Sessions for UG in Taipei & Taichung

Temple University will be holding information sessions for undergraduate programs in Taipei on March 17th and Taichung on March 18th. Temple University's Vice President for the Office of International Affairs, Dr. Hai-Lung Dai, and Director of International Student Affairs, Leah Hetzell, will be introducing Temple University and answering questions from students and parents. Sign up here.

Dr. Hai-Lung Dai: Dr. Dai, a Taiwan born educator, is a graduate of National Taiwan University, holding a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the University of Pennsylvania as faculty in 1984, and joining Temple University in 2007.

Study in Europe in English!

The European Universities Consortium (EUC) is now on its tour in Taipei, Taiwan! Come join us to find out more about how a degree from Europe opens doors to a successful career, equally valued by employers and universities around the world. You can learn more about English language Bachelor programs, scholarship and financial aid opportunities and possible career paths.

Meet Admission Officers from universities which have been shaping their area of expertise for hundreds of years and have become a synonym of quality for the programs they offer. At the same time, expect to interact with officers from up-and-coming young universities which value and drive innovation and research.

The universities present are namely: two QS top 10 business schools, Bocconi University (Italy) and IE University (Spain), Modul University – Austria’s leading international university, one of world’s leading mechanical engineering schools - Carl Benz School @KIT, and Germany’s premier English-language research…