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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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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...]

Student Rail Travel Through Europe

Student Travel in Europe: Is a Rail Pass Right for You?

Taking your first major trip through Europe is a big step for most student travelers. What awaits you is one of the world's most diverse destinations; a land with dozens of languages, cultures, and a plethora of possible places to visit. In most European countries, train travel remains the most comfortable, relaxing, and affordable way to get from point A to point B. There are many rail pass … [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...]

Expat Teen - Young & Global Magazine

The Advantages and Challenges of Expat Teens: Supporting this Unique Population

When Diana Smit's family moved from Cairo, Egypt, to Jakarta, Indonesia, her eldest child (now 18 years old) was asked by the parent of a classmate, ‘I understand you lived in Egypt - are you Egyptian?’ Her blond, green-eyed five-year-old responded without any hesitation, “Not anymore - I'm Indonesian now.” That, for Diana, was a clear indication of how adaptable her daughter had already become. … [Read More...]