Kaplan English Language Proficiency Training for Cambridge Network Students

March 29, 2017

international students

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with professional education specialists at Kaplan to help international students who are struggling in academia due to a lack of English language proficiency. The Kaplan corporation provides a number of services to students throughout the world including English language mastery, professional level training courses, and test […]

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Interviewing International and Exchange Students: FAQs for Schools

March 22, 2017

FAQs About Interviewing International and Exchange Students When you’re interviewing international students, it’s natural to have questions. The following are the most common questions we’re asked. Q: Why doesn’t the student seem familiar with the answers they’ve provided on their application? For example, the student’s application says that she enjoys soccer, but she seems confused […]

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How I Got an Offer From a Top U.S University

March 15, 2017

Kira, a student of Pope John Paul II High School through Cambridge Network, was admitted by Parsons, the New School for Design (the top fashion design university in the U.S). Kira also was awarded a scholarship of $10,000 per year. Founded in 1896, Parsons is a world-famous design school which boasts the number one fashion design […]

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Recap of the 2017 NAIS Annual Conference

March 10, 2017

The annual NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) conference was held March 1st through 3rd this year in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendees were able to learn more about independent schooling philosophies from guest speakers, workshops, exhibits, and events. Exploring the theme “Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision to Values,” the three-day conference served as a platform […]

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Sample Questions for International and Exchange Student Interviews

March 6, 2017

  The first part of your interview should involve simpler, more common questions to help students get their footing and build their confidence. Here are a several examples in a few different categories: GETTING TO KNOW THE STUDENT ·         What is your given name? ·         Do you have an English name? How did you get […]

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9 Tips for Speaking with International and Exchange Students

March 1, 2017

When interviewing a potential international student, it can be easy to forget just how challenging English is to speak and understand. Many international students may have learned English only from non-native speakers and be unfamiliar with even common speaking elements like contractions. The following tips can help to make it easier for the students you interview, […]

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How to Interview International and Exchange Students

February 22, 2017

As we’ve discussed, interviewing is crucial for evaluating international students. But for this same reason, it’s important to make sure that you have a good game plan for conducting the interview. Most students will have been prepared and rehearsed for their interview. This is natural and normal and may help to make the student feel more […]

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