Tis the March Madness and decisions come to a close from many schools....down to the wire, we say. Decisions to be made....visas to be processed...exams on the horizon...CSEC and CAPE. So what do I urge? Try booking visa appointments early. Arrange housing on campus. Start creating lists for items you need to take to school overseas. We are planning an online Farewell ceremony for students far and wide, second Sunday in May. Do not forget it....you get such valuable infor
This is the best of times and the worst of times. Coming out of a pandemic, teens, I believe, are the most frustrated: lack of social contact for two years, online classes (not to everyone’s liking), depression and most important, dystopia- an eerie sense of not knowing where the world is heading. To top all that malaise, comes school and college decisions! If you are not receiving acceptance letters, the growing dark clouds seem to loom with heavy rain clouds. Also, after mu
Back to normality! Schools are back in session. I have been invited to address a Sixth Form, it has been two years. It feels surreal. I am here at Ardenne High School. Versan has had many wonderful students from this institution. We are proud of them. They are so wholistically developed. Bravo, Ardenne! One wonders if we have the right to send kids abroad with the state of the world. But, we prevail, the opportunities still exist....and the students still seek... SAT We
Our Town Hall meeting was a success, could not have been held any earlier. The probing questions heard from the start of January to present forced this Town Hall meeting. Here are the questions students have been asking: 1) After acceptance, what next? 2) Visa processing, what does it entail? Costs? 3)What is required of the US and Canadian visas? 4) Will embassies issue early visa dates? 5) Are students rejected regularly at the embassy? 6) When is the deadline to commit to
I am not sure how I am thinking, but will make this blog short! What chaos in the world. Though we all sympathize with Ukraine, rest assured there are still wars going on elsewhere in the world. Do they not matter? Think on those things. It is wonderful to note that democracy has had a bit of an upswing with the war in Ukraine. I almost thought it was dead. I thought oligarchy, corruption, corporations, plutocracy ruled. Yes, I do know SAT exam is rapidly advancing.