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What to Expect This Fall for American Colleges and Universities
July 2, 2020

Four Scenarios That Colleges are Considering While the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be known, one thing is for certain: The Fall 2020 semester at American colleges and universities, and possibly foreign education institutions, will look drastically different than every semester that has come before. Plans are fluid as coronavirus numbers…

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15 Things to Know if You Want to Do Your University Studies Abroad
July 1, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Attending School Overseas Have you considered doing your university studies outside the United States? Many globally-minded students are strongly considering various international options now, and the good news is that universities around the world are eager to welcome students from around the world to study overseas. For the last 5…

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Western Canadian Boarding Schools Rock!
July 11, 2018

Cobalt blue skies, soaring evergreen trees, lush ferns, glacial lakes, hidden coves,  and ocean views – few places in the world are as lovely as the islands of Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I had the pleasure of traveling there in April at the invitation of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools to…

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Michelle Grappo, Ed.M, and Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Join Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Leadership Team
July 6, 2018

At the recent Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Austin, Texas, Michelle Grappo and Rebecca (Becky) Grappo both took on new leadership roles in their professional organization of IECA. Michelle took the helm of the Therapeutic Committee as Chair after serving for two years as vice-chair. This committee seeks to advance the collaboration between…

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Is My Teenager Ready for College?
February 14, 2018

On one of the first fall days of September, Michelle and Rebecca were invited to speak to the Colorado Consultants Association to answer that vexing and nagging query: is my teenager ready for college? Utilizing their extensive experience and professional backgrounds, they addressed the various social-emotional needs, learning difficulties, and even current cultural challenges that…

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February 1, 2018

How to Rock the Boarding School Zoom/ Skype Interview Interviewing for anything? New job boarding school placement college  even making new friends (hey, it counts!) This can be nerve-wracking for most. When you’re preparing for a boarding school interview virtually or via a boarding school Zoom/ Skype interview, there are some pitfalls we don’t want…

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