Jan 092017
 

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce the exceptional opportunity to participate in the 2017 Transatlantic Summer Institute Institute in June – July 2017 (exact dates will be announced later).  All costs will be paid for, deadline for application is February 20, 2017. The Summer Institutes will enable 1 teenager from Switzerland, aged 16-18, to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States alongside participants

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Oct 022014
 

Parke Muth, former international admissions officer at the University of Virginia, has written one of the best articles I’ve ever read about the realities of admissions to the most selective US universities. It is something that all students aspiring to the Ivy League or other top-ranked US institutions – and their parents – should read and factor into their admissions process. Don’t skip the TedTalk at the end – also excellent. Feel free to post

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Apr 182013
 

U.S. college admissions representatives understand that options for Most extracurricular activities may be more limited for students attending international and local schools outside of the U.S. However, it is still worth understanding what college admissions offices look for in extracurricular activities. It is better to be consistently involved in one, two, or three activities and/or sports over a number of years, than superficially involved in eight, 10 or 12 for shorter periods of time. Simply

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