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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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YLAC’s High School Achievers Program

Applications are now open for Young Leaders for Active Citizenship's High School Achievers Program. Giving passionate students a platform to share their ideas and providing them with the skills to drive change in their own communities, this one-of-a-kind programme is anchored by Harvard and Oxford alumni. To register, click here.  

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Workshop on College Possibilities

Want to know what your education avenues are? Join Saikat Majumdar, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Ashoka University, as he hosts an interactive workshop on 22nd February, 2019 at The Cathedral and John Connon School. To register, email parneet.shergill@ashoka.edu.in or call 9645908608 on or before 18 February 2018.

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Admissions are still open for 10 boarding schools!

If you still want to apply for boarding schools, there are some that are still accepting admissions from international students. These 10 schools are a part of Linden’s network of Premier Boarding Schools. For more information, visit Linden.

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Summer Programs in Switzerland

Four reputed Swiss schools will be visiting Mumbai to discuss their upcoming summer programs on Friday, February 8 at the St. Regis, Lower Parel. Click here for more information.

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McGill Summer Academy

Applications to the McGill Summer Academy are open till Thursday, February 7. This is a great opportunity to explore not just the McGill campus, but also the city of Montreal. Click here for more information. 

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Canada Campus Visits – Tour Ontario

Tour Ontario provides campus visits - which are a great opportunity for students to visit prestigious colleges and universities as well as a range of many other recognized institutions in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Click here for more information.

2019 Jeffrey AHN, JR. Fellowship

An annual award for young artists, aged 14-21, The Jeffrey AHN, JR. Fellowship provides creative capital to young people to foster a positive educational and creative process that empowers them to be working artists for a summer, and to experience the freedom and the responsibility that such trust entails. The easy Phase 1 application is due 15 December. For more information, click here.

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Knowledge@Wharton High School

Registration for all regions of the 2018-2019 KWHS Investment Competition is now open and lasts through Sunday, September 9. It's an engaging learning opportunity and teamwork challenge for both high school educators and students -- sign up today! Click here for more information.

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YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship

The YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram engages creative and artistically inclined teenagers to use the power of visual storytelling to create change. Hinged on using arts for advocacy, the fellowship is looking for 30 exceptional teenagers in Bengaluru and Mumbai to start meaningful conversations on themes important to them. Click here to find out more!

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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.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  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?