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Category Archive: Blog, Education Abroad, High School and College

How to use your summers gainfully by preparing for college and career

Many colleges will ask students how they spent their summers, and even if they do not, the summers often represent the time of the year where you have relatively more time to spend developing your...

The Importance of Sending your College Applications in Early

I know that many students cannot really take parents’ warnings about the need to finish applications earlier than deadlines seriously. You think, “Come on, finishing the applications in the...

Reviewing your Early Application: Things to Look out For

“I’m Late, I’m Late, For a Very Important Date” Most schools with Early Application plans in the US will have deadlines in early November. Usually November 1st or November 15th. So I...

E-learning for High School Students through MOOCs

EdX announces the launch of 27 new MOOCs for high-school students A few issues ago, we had done some extensive research and spoken to a number of experts to bring you an article on e-learning and how...

Do Children Need Imagination?

A generation back most of the children usually finished their twelfth from the same school they started in. (unless of course they were Armed Forces kids). What with the world shrinking so...

Application Time: Support your Child Without being Overly Involved

Parents can be a valuable resource in preparing for college, but remember who is actually going to college! As you can imagine, I have an assortment of different parents who come along with the most...

Planning your Milestones for Application Season

Seniors’ Checklist to Planning the Next Several Months I have found that at this point when families are heading into the thick of the application season, it is helpful to remember how quickly the...

Choosing to go abroad to study

Phoren-Education Mrs Sharma came to me looking very agitated. Without much prodding, she spilled out the beans almost immediately. “See I wanted to talk to you since you have been abroad and all...

Importance of Choosing the Right Curriculum and Subjects in Grades 9 – 12

While I typically meet families only somewhere in 10th grade, and many students only “wake up” to the process of thinking about applying to colleges in 11th grade, it is important to note that...

Finalising the list of colleges to apply to

For those of you applying to colleges abroad this year, it may seem like it is still a long way away. Trust me, it is not! I would like to form an argument around why this is the best time to...