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Adventures In-Between

In his book Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between, international speaker and TCK, Christopher O’Shaughnessy, provides a treasure trove of helpful information tucked within pages of true, personal stories that will make you laugh.

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Graduates — Be Prepared!

Before very long, many university students around the world will be graduating and applying for jobs. Are you or someone you know one of them? In the words of  the funny little goat on Hoodwinked — BE PREPARED! Write a Résumé that will catch someone’s eye in 25 seconds or less. Make a personal connection…

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10 Life Skill Competencies to Prepare Your Child for College and Career

Originally posted by: LP 2010 (Or, click here to download Life Skill Competencies You Can Build in Your Child in Preparation for College) Your children’s college years can be some of the most exciting times of their lives. They will make new friends, discover more about themselves and their spiritual walk, gain an education, and prepare…

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A Dr. Seuss Twist on Expats and Transitions

Whether you are preparing a student to head off to college or boarding school, or heading on home leave or just arriving in a new country, you will greatly enjoy reading this blog post Oh, the places you’ll go! by blogger “I was an expat wife.” On this day, the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) she gives tribute to the book, using timeless quotes to cover issues, such as

College Essays and Apps

(excerpted from Preparing for College) Good writing is writing that is easily understood. Avoid the overuse of adjectives, adverbs, big words (don’t abuse the thesaurus), the word “however,” and exclamation points!! Buy and read The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White. Have one good writer critique your essay and another proofread…

Choosing a University

–Delana S Two years ago, I posted the below questionnaire to help teenagers ask the right questions when considering to which college or university to apply. Some may feel like it is too late to change their mind, but if you find yourself wondering if you are making the right choice, take some time to…

University Options Around the World

Submitted by Steve – a UK based education consultant •Europe •Finland •Germany •Netherlands •New Zealand •Singapore •Hong Kong •Canada •South Africa •Australia •Korea •Others The very rapid growth in the number of expat workers sent out from non-English speaking countries over recent years has generated a number of extra challenges compared to their English speaking…

Senior Year Prep

If you have a student that is half way through his or her senior year of high school, here are some articles that might be helpful as you look ahead. Creating a Transcript Transitioning: Saying Good-bye and Moving On Preparing Our Children for Life on Their Own THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Questionnaire Key Points to Writing a Good College…

Living With A Roommate

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN LIVING WITH A ROOMMATE (An excerpt from Workshopsinc) • Look at your own behavior. Are you infringing on the rights of others? • Be honest. Being straightforward and direct can help resolve and prevent problems. • Do not let things build up. Address problems as they happen. Use assertiveness training to…