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Silhouette image of a man with broken chains in sunset, symbolizing a gap year
06
Feb

Why (Almost) Every International Student Should Take a Gap Year

by Benjamin P. Stern, Founder & CEO of IvyAchievement Taking time off from studies between high school and college (a “gap year”) is becoming increasingly common. Nearly 20 years ago, education professionals at Harvard University (including long-time Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons) wrote a comprehensive argument for why a gap year … Continue reading Why (Almost) Every International Student Should Take a Gap Year

In November 2016, Delhi suffered some of the worst smog in its history.
17
Mar

Heat and Smog: the IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants, Part I

About this Guide The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has … Continue reading Heat and Smog: the IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants, Part I