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Costa Rica, Pura Vida! Therapeutic Programs in Costa Rica – New Summit, The Bridge and Pure Life
July 17, 2018

For years, I have wanted to do site visits on three very special therapeutic programs in Costa Rica – New Summit Academy, The Bridge, and Pure Life. I finally had the opportunity to make this trip, and I am so pleased that I did! It was also a special treat for me to be able to visit these…

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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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What Do International School Counselors Talk About?
May 9, 2018

Cheryl Brown of The International School of Muscat in Oman and Brooke Fezler of the International School of Barcelona, along with the support of their dedicated and hardworking taskforce, once again organized a fabulous conference of the International School Counselors Association (ISCA) in Bangkok, Thailand last March. Over 200 school counselors representing over 105 international…

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Third Culture Kids – From Overseas to Undergrad
June 16, 2015

Working with Third Culture Kids (TCKs) returning home for university (or “college” as it is referred to in the United States) is a special passion of mine. These young adults have grown up overseas and usually will live in the country of their passport for the first time, or at least the first time in a very…

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Exploring the Options in Swiss Boarding Schools Part 2 by Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner
April 29, 2015

A Tour of Swiss Boarding Schools Part II… Brillantmont Touring Swiss boarding schools continued with yet more to be learned about these school options. Day 4 started with breakfast at Brillantmont, an English language school that offers both the British A-levels and the standard American high school diploma. Given their location, they have many students…

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Exploring the Options in Swiss Boarding Schools by Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner
April 29, 2015

A Tour of Swiss Boarding Schools… Last week I had the opportunity to visit eight Swiss boarding schools with a group of American educational consultants on a tour organized by fabulous admissions teams at TASIS and Leysin American School with the cooperation of other schools that form part of Swiss Learning. I had done this…

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