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Voluntourism and the Personal Statement

This post examines the phenomenon of "voluntourism" and whether it can help or harm a student's college applications. Read More

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Making the Most of Senior Summer

Finishing high school and heading to your next phase in life is a meaningful time of transition. We recommend taking advantage of your summer through a combination of purposeful activities, personal reflection...plus a bit of fun!  Read More

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Top 10 Last-Minute Summer Activities

Every year, plans for “the perfect summer” fall through. And that’s okay! In this post, we’ll talk about how to have a summer that’s interesting and engaging, even if you haven’t secured a spot in the educational program or internship of your dreams. Read more

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Summer Dos and Don’ts for Parents

For parents, the end of the school year often comes as a relief. Considering the intensity of the end-of-year rush—final projects, exams, AP tests—it makes sense that we believe our kids deserve a break. And they do. But how much of a break is healthy?  Read more

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How to Get Your College Applications DONE Over the Summer

8 tips to help you finish your college applications before the end of summer. Read more

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Keeping Your Brain Sharp Over Summer

5 steps to keep your mind agile over the break Read more

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Last-Minute Summer Planning

How students can make the most of last minute summer planning. Read more

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20 Summer Programs You’ll Love

Your ultimate guide to summer programs. Read more

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Voluntourism

How to benefit from your experience as a volunteer tourist. Read more

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This Is Your Brain on Summer

You need to keep your brain sharp this summer—here's how. Read more

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Summer Fun with Physics

How to teach kids basic physics with a bubble pool. Read more

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