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Part 6 – Travel & On-campus Visit Tips

Part 6 – Tips to help you and your teen prepare in advance for travel and on-campus visits The first thing I tell students (and parents) before they leave for their visits: wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking, and you want to be able to […]

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Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

17 Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends                                                   Your First Week on Campus For many of you, the time for your teen to […]

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Part 5 – Taking Care of Logistics

Taking Care of Logistics Once you have decided on your college road trip route, it’s time to take care of the logistics and make your arrangements. Having an understanding of what to expect and how to move forward in an organized manner will help make the process go smoothly. Allow […]

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Part 4 – Planning On-Campus Arrangements

Planning, Organizing & Scheduling On-Campus Arrangements Planning on-campus visit arrangements for your trip will be vital to keeping things on an even keel and keeping stress at bay. Remember that many other parents and students will also be attending college tours at the same time, so it is important to […]

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Part 3 – Determining Your Travel Route

Mapping Your College Tour Travel Route After your teen has set goals for each of her college visits, the next natural step is mapping out your college tour travel route. The goals that you have set—what she would like to see and do—will give you a starting point toward determining […]

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Part 2 – Setting Goals for College Visits 

Creating a List of ‘Musts’   The purpose of visiting colleges is to determine where your child will best fit in and be happy both academically and socially, so visits need to go beyond taking the scheduled group tour and information session at each university. To this end, setting specific […]

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Hostilities, Travel and Teens

Off to Israel 7.8.14   Although international study has been a part of the education scene for decades, the increase in study abroad programs has skyrocketed in recent years. Along with semester abroad programs, there are also countless camp and leadership programs that travel to points around the globe.   […]

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Part 1 ‘The Benefits of a College Visit’

The following post is the first in a series that, over the next six weeks, will address the nuts and bolts of planning a college visit trip. Each week will feature a different aspect of planning—topics will include setting goals for your trip, how to go about making customized arrangements […]

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Traveling with Your Teen

Unique Lodging Adds a Special Touch to College Visits Planning college visit trips consists of a combination of many tasks, including arranging personalized on-campus arrangements, figuring out the best dates and routes, and taking care of logistics such as accommodations and transportation. When making lodging arrangements for college visits, many parents automatically think of the […]

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground This past Tuesday I returned from a week back east where I celebrated the graduation of my daughter from Smith College and enjoyed the many activities that led up to Sunday’s commencement.   I couldn’t help but feel proud of my alma mater as I sat through […]

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