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GenWise Summer School 2019

For children who thrive on additional challenges, GenWise offers GSS Advanced–a three-week residential programme in Bengaluru. Here, students above 13 years can learn about automation, systems thinking and the science behind everyday gadgets from world-class instructors. To register for the June-July session, click here.

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Young Technology Scholars 2019

Reimagining the way engineering is taught and applied in India, the Young Technology Scholars aims to help high-schoolers to gain a deeper understanding of their interests through hands-on problem solving, collaborative learning and evening workshops. This two-week residential summer programme will be held in June at Pathways World School Aravali, Gurgaon. For more information, click here.

The Oxford Institute Summer Programme 2019

Applications are now open for The Oxford Institute's summer programme. Specialising in courses for high school students in a number of academic fields, students can choose between a two-week standard course or a four-week advanced course. To register, click here.


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The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

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  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
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  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?