Study-Abroad in the Midst of Crisis

March 17, 2011

The lure of study-abroad programs draws over 250,000 college students each year. In light of recent (and continuing) crises in the Middle East and Japan, more attention is being paid to the students and their safety. NYU evacuated 50 students and staff from Egypt in January. In March, Temple University offered to fly over 200 students back from its campus in Tokyo, where over 3,000 students, including 300 U.S. study-abroad participants, attend classes. Some colleges contract with security firms to provide updates on local conditions, some watch the State Department travel warning list. Students enrolled in programs in Japan, which uses a different academic calendar, are torn because not going for the program would complicate their earning credits and graduation schedule. Despite the potential dangers, some students revel at being where the action is, and have been reluctant to return to the U.S.    

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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

In Memory of Diane Gallo

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

 

Did You Know?

Imagine only sending your best SAT scores to colleges and deleting the rest. Well, you can! Since March 2009 the College Board has offered Score Choice. You can choose one SAT sitting to send to colleges, and hide the rest. This also applies to SAT II Subject tests. Needless to say, college admissions officers have mixed feelings about the program. Some agree that it will take some pressure off high school students, while others will still demand that applicants submit all of their SAT or ACT scores.  To read more click here.

 

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