While other summer breaks may be best used for rest and relaxation, the summer before your senior year is a critical period in the college admissions process. In this article, we break down the most important things to consider when trying to find things to fill your summer. Use your summer to beef up your […]
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Whether you’re from Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, or New York, leaving for boarding school in the US can be a scary thing. But it’s also the beginning of an exciting journey and by the end of it you’ll be more knowledgeable, mature, and ultimately ready to take on the world. But there are, of course, […]
This is a question that we get all the time from parents and students: does taking a summer course help improve one’s chances of admission to selective universities? This question is partially a response to the ever-increasing number of summer courses available to students. In this article we break down the pros and cons of […]
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a secondary school course designed for ages 11-16. It is the precursor to the Diploma Programme (DP). MYP has a wide range of subjects available and it gives schools a lot of flexibility in terms of teaching and assessment, but the overall goal is usually to qualify […]
Creating a standout college application is undoubtedly a difficult task. While there is no such thing as a “perfect” college application, there are definitely some common mistakes to be avoided. Drawing on our 15-year track record, our advisors and private tutors in Hong Kong introduce the biggest DON’Ts of the college application. DON’T write a […]