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Selfish Caring

Not a day goes by, when I don’t hear from a concerned parent that their kid isn’t doing enough community service. The unsaid part of the concern is “not enough for a competitive college admissions resume.” Although community service IS recalled in college applications and can matter in demonstrating the interest and commitment of an …

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#CommunityServiceMatters

Yes.  The reasons for completing community service matters… Cartoon credit: The New Yorker Magazine Related PostsCollege Confidence? Avoid the Crowds Common Application Essays Part 7: Essay Prompt 5 Explained College Selection and Financial Aid in the Age of Rising College Tuition: Part Two Applying to College Today Isn’t Like When Your Mom Applied

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“Study Abroad” May Not Mean What You Think

“Study abroad” in college can have multiple definitions.  Not every student will immerse themselves for a year at a foreign university, studying concepts in a foreign language.   Universities are expanding the range of opportunities to travel and study abroad, as well as varying the duration of programs.  Summers, spring breaks, semesters-long, month long trips between …