Three Common Cultural Misunderstandings

by: | October 31, 2014

As The Cambridge Institute’s chief liaison between host families and international students, the Program Solutions Team is thrilled by the vast majority of relationships we observe between students […]

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Homecoming Take Two

by: | October 21, 2014

Today’s post is brought to you by Host Mom Francesca Donlan. You can follow along her journey hosting and read her last post here. Joanna put on her party dress and headed out for homecoming at […]

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Employee Spotlight: Kirby Hunter

by: | October 17, 2014

1) What is your name and title? Kirby Rose Hunter and I am a Host Processing Coordinator   2) Where have you traveled outside of the United States? Spain, Peru, the Netherlands, […]

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Summer Into Fall: Colds and Porridge

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We have crossed the two-month mark with Joanna. Summer has ended and fall is here. Joanna reflected on the past two months and offered one adjective: sicker. She’s usually a lot more positive but […]

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A Note of Caution about the Common App

by: | October 16, 2014

The beginning of August kicked off the 2014-15 college application season with the annual opening of the Common App online portal. The not-for-profit organization called The Common Application, Inc., […]

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Out with the old, in with the new: The redesigned SAT

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As American universities have gradually pivoted their lens toward viewing admission applications, the college preparation process has become extremely complex, layered, and contingent on success in […]

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