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Posted Dec. 8, 2020, 2:27 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
world scholars academy

Zach Brody Class of 2023 Staples High School Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I was home-bound during the “Covid Summer of 2020” and decided to make good use of my time with a positive but fun learning experience. I choose to participate in this program because it provided a broad introduction into business, something I had always had an interest in. Also, even though this program was an online offering, it offered me the opportunity to interact with the instructor as well as the other students in the class. How did you decide which program ...

Posted Dec. 2, 2020, 8:44 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
gap year program

Why did you choose to participate in a gap program? I chose to participate in a Raleigh International Expedition for several reasons. I wanted to be part of a program that would help me to step outside of my comfort zone, develop connections with people, allow myself to see life from a different perspective, and to benefit others’ lives. I was eager to travel and I was enthusiastic about meeting new people! I have grown up in a small town in the United States, with parents who have a very international outlook. At heart I think I’m quite adventurous and ...

Posted Nov. 24, 2020, 2:36 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program

Jordan Brooks Brentsville District High School- Class of 2021 National High School Game Academy at Carnegie Mellon University- Summer 2020 A large majority of the high schools in my district are STEM-based. As the smallest high school in the county, I attend Brentsville District High School. Although my participation in the Cambridge program allows me to take advanced math and science classes, my school is agriculturally focused and does not offer any computer science-based programs, clubs, or classes for students to join. With the fact that courses relating to computer science and video game design are limited in my area, ...

Posted Nov. 13, 2020, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
gap year

Gap year and semester programs are more popular than ever with many prospective freshmen wondering if it's better to take a year off before they head off to college. Whether it's abroad or at home, we want to share a wide variety of gap programs that you don't want to miss! From expeditions across breathtaking mountains to develop your skills in leadership, there are unique opportunities for a wide range of interests and passions. Please keep checking back as we will continue to add more! Arcos Journey Abroad Session Dates: April 4th to May 26th, 2021 Travel this spring to ...

Posted Sept. 15, 2020, 10:06 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
online fall learning program

The nation got a taste of online learning when schools and universities closed for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Now, it seems like it is here to stay with students and parents are learning how to adapt. These fall online learning programs offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a virtual program that would otherwise need to be taken in person. These programs can range from two weeks to 10 months and cover a wide range of topics. Check back as we continue to add more! Boston Leadership Institute: Virtual STEM Courses Categories: Academic, STEM Session Date: ...

Posted Sept. 2, 2020, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
LIPA Acting Kathryn Fugazy

Kathryn FugazyClass of 2022Acting Major Why did you choose to attend this college? I had never thought of attending school abroad until I walked into the LIPA audition at the New York City Unifieds. The candour and general vibes of my auditioner and the open conversations I had with the alumni, who was able to fill me in on everything I needed to know, made me feel immediately comfortable. I went from wanting to study near my home in New York to wanting to spread my wings and head to the UK. How did you decide which college and program ...

Posted Aug. 27, 2020, 12:34 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Cory Sapienza

Cory Sapienza Acting Student Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned for both acting and musical theatre programs at over thirty schools, mostly American. It all came down to where I would find the most well rounded and inclusive program. I wanted a conservatory that allowed me to learn as much as I could from as many different acting techniques as possible, and LIPA stood out. I ultimately decided that although I want to pursue musical theatre, LIPA’s Acting degree would give me the acting foundation necessary to stand out. How did you decide which college and ...

Posted Aug. 17, 2020, 5:56 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Hartt School

Rachel Lloyd-Taylor The Hartt School, University of Hartford B.M. '18, M.M. '20 Why did you choose to attend this college? I auditioned the day before a huge snowstorm in New England, so the day was crazy, and I didn’t feel like I was able to really experience campus. After my acceptance letter came, I decided to shadow a lesson with my future voice teacher, as well as observe a vocal seminar and vocal literature class. I felt so welcomed, not only by the students, but by the professors too! They answered all of my questions, told me all the best ...

Posted July 14, 2020, 5:45 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Free and Low Cost Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer programs do not have to cost a lot of money. We have put together a list of free and low-cost options for Summer 2020. Our hope is that one of these programs may spark something that can become a lifelong passion. American University: Discover the World of Communications Cost: $350/class Ready to build your college portfolio, learn something new, or explore an area in communication that you’ve never had an opportunity to before? American University Discover the World of Communication pre-college program also has an online component. Taking the skills and instruction you need right to your computer...wherever you ...

Posted July 7, 2020, 7:35 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

A gap year is defined as a year or semester of experiential learning, typically taken after high school and prior to career or post-secondary education, in order to deepen one's practical, professional, and personal awareness. Taking a gap year does not have to mean traveling far away from home. In order to adapt to these unprecedented times, many programs are being offered online. We have put together a list of online gap programs to help you learn more! These gap programs offer the chance to spend an academic year or semester exploring a career such as medicine, communications, health care, ...

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