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Vietnamese War Remnant Museum

History’s Different Facets: Confronting New Perspectives in Vietnam

Here’s a question you probably weren’t asked in history class: Who won the American War? If you’re a little confused as to which war I’m referring to, you’re probably not Vietnamese. To the rest of the world, the prolonged struggle from 1959 to 1975 between communist-backed northern Vietnam and the … [Read More...]

Gap Year - US Students

Thinking of a Gap Year? A Primer for American Students

Most high school seniors spend a tremendous amount of time researching and applying to colleges. It's hard not to get swept up in the excitement and pressures of this phase of high school life. In reality, however, many students aren’t ready to make the commitment attached to college, and may not … [Read More...]

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Pocket Passport

Study Abroad in High School: Get Your Passport and Go, Sooner Rather than Later

Transitioning into your high school years is often a mixed bag of emotions: definitely some excitement, probably some hesitation, a lot of expectation, and all rightly so. It’s a formative period of your life. Those years are as much about becoming the person you will be and developing your interests as they are about building a platform for your further education and career aspirations. But … [Read More...]

Global Teachers

Kids ‘n Culture: A Teacher’s Perspective

When one of my colleagues asked if I could chaperone a field trip to France, Monaco, and Spain, I thought he was absolutely crazy.  The idea of taking a bunch of high school students from Harlem to another country seemed impossible. How were we going to be able to find the money for these students to afford the trip? How were we going to prepare students for the culture shock of being outside of … [Read More...]

Languages

Foreign Languages, A World of Choices

Studying a foreign language is a fact of life for many American students. Language courses are required in elementary and secondary schools across the country, and, in states from Connecticut to Michigan to California, world language study is required for high school graduation. Students who plan to attend college face even more stringent language requirements. Language is one of the most … [Read More...]

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International Education: What’s all the Fuss?

Last September, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, a new school called Avenues: The World School opened. The tuition at Avenues, $39,750 per year, is on the top end for New York City's private schools. But that didn’t prevent 1,200 families from applying for early admission a full year before the school opened -- before construction was completed or teachers were hired -- or 725 selected … [Read More...]