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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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International Students Are on the Rise
August 22, 2016

International students are on the rise in the U.S, up 10 percent, according to a recent study. But where exactly are they going? The most recent findings by the Institute of International Education found that the 2014-2015 school year showed the highest rate of growth in international students at U.S. colleges and universities in thirty-five…

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Families in Global Transition: A Conference Reflection
March 31, 2015

This article by Becky Grappo first appeared in the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) email newsletter titled “FIGT Connections” published March 18, 2015.  From FIGT: “With this issue of FIGT Connections, we are introducing a new feature called “FIGT in Action.” FIGT members and conference attendees are welcome to share their own story — personal or professional — of…

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Michelle in Print: “When School is Hard…”
June 9, 2014

Hello all! Sorry for the silence here on the blog– it’s been a busy few weeks. I wanted to share that The Foreign Service Journal has published a piece I wrote about what it is like when school is hard for your struggling child or teen. I share what you can do and how to…

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Helping International Students Find a Good College
October 21, 2013

Almost all the parents with whom I work tell me that they just want their child to go to a “good” college. However, when asked to define the term, they have a harder time explaining what they mean by a “good” college other than they saw the name in a ranking list . I understand…

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How to Find a Good Tutor When You’re Living Abroad
August 10, 2011

Guest blogger Rebecca Zook writes on how to find a good tutor when living overseas. Trying to find a qualified tutor while living abroad can sometimes leave expat parents feeling lost. Whether you’re searching for a precalculus tutor in Beijing or a reading tutor in the UAE, here are some tips on how to find…

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