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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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New Global Student - Maya Frost

Book Recommendation: The New Global Student by Maya Frost

Maya Frost is the Ironman of global education. This thought occurred to me as I was reading her book, The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education, last week while also working on an article about an aquathlon-duathlon-triathlon series for a local magazine. In the world of amateur athletics, some of us are … [Read More...]

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...]

Backpacker Hostel

Youth Hostels 101: An Insider’s Look at Student Travel in Europe

Traveling through Europe as a student for the first time may seem like a daunting experience, but once you get into the hosteling scene, you won't find yourself alone for long. Staying in hostels is not just about saving money -- it ‘s also about having a great social life while on the move. Choosing a good youth hostel will make a huge difference to your entire experience. You'll meet people to … [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...]