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A guide to studying abroad ... a student writes

Posted on 5th Jul 2018 in School News, Choosing a School, International Schools, International Education

Studying abroad can be one of the most challenging yet life enhancing experiences to have, writes EF student Ansh Anand. It requires you to get out of your comfort zone and go live with a bunch of strangers, miles away from the place you call home. Even if you’re past the phase of looking for and applying to a school, this might still be of help for you. From looking for the right school/college to getting a visa, it all might sound really intimidating, but trust me, it isn’t. All you need is to take a few deep breaths and read this guide to studying abroad.

When your Alumni Council is wilting

Posted on 20th Feb 2018 in International Schools, International Education

In 2011, the Alumni/ae Council at St. Paul Academy and Summit School in Minnesota was nearly nonexistent. Other than holding monthly meetings and a lackluster fundraising phonathon, the council sponsored no programs or events; it did not follow its bylaws and had no reporting structure or processes for recruiting new members. Most of the 11 council members were suffering from volunteer fatigue. The council frequently discussed the need to recruit new members but never developed an action plan. In short, it was time for a change.

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