When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends
November 11, 2020

When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends in Boarding School There is a special heartache for the parent of the lonely child. More than academic, athletic, artistic or any other success, parents seem to first want children to feel loved and accepted… to make friends and be invited places, to have a tribe. So, what to…

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Tips for Third Culture Kids
September 26, 2020

Top 3 Tips for Third Culture Kids…who have just moved This post is for teens. First off, you should know I tried my best to make a YouTube video — because that seems to be the thing these days– but I can’t edit it. So until that is ready, I am communicating with old-fashioned writing….

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10 Reasons for International Students to Attend an American Boarding School
September 4, 2020

10 Reasons for International Students to Attend an American Boarding School American boarding schools offer unique opportunities that you’d be hard-pressed to find in classrooms elsewhere, including both public and private day schools. For international students, the advantage is even greater, as American boarding schools provide some of the highest quality academics across the globe….

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How a Sudden Departure From Home is a Big Hairy Deal
February 13, 2020

I watch the events in Egypt unfold, my thoughts are with the thousands of expat children and families who are living in Egypt as well as their Egyptian friends and playmates. Maybe others are thinking about the political implications of this open rebellion, but I’m thinking about the many families who may be ordered to…

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Choosing the Right Boarding School
May 22, 2019

Six Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Boarding School How do you choose a boarding school with so many good schools throughout the United States, how do you distinguish which one is best suited to your child’s needs? In my work as an educational consultant, I’ve visited more than 200 boarding school campuses, many…

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Campus Visits
April 12, 2019

The 10 Most Important Things to Look for in a Campus Visit (especially international students) by Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner For most families, especially those that live abroad, it is very difficult to visit all of the boarding schools or colleges/ universities in which a student might be interested unless they have a…

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