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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Prepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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How to Make the Most of You Study Abroad Experience

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Many Students Use the Spring Semester and Summer to Study Abroad and Explore Their Interests

For many students across the country, studying abroad is an exciting part of their college, or even high school, experience. Whether it’s a full semester stay in London or a two-month immersion program in China during the summer, students are eager to explore another country and culture while continuing their studies.

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Summer Planning Resources For High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Now’s the Time for Students to Think About How to Spend Their Summer Breaks

It may only be March, but summer break will be here before you know it, and students need to have a solid plan for how to spend their time off from school.

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Summer Programs for STEM Students

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

These Summer Programs for STEM Students Are Still Accepting Applications

 

For students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM), there are plenty of ways to gain valuable experience over the summer, whether it’s through an internship, a summer program, or an independent project.

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What Seniors Need To Be Doing This Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

Summer Check List For Rising Seniors

With college application season right around the corner, and some schools even releasing their supplements and essay topics early, there's no better time than now for rising seniors to make sure they're on the right track for the fall.

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Summer Programs for High School Students

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Planning a Productive Summer

When it comes to the college admissions process, it is imperative to show how you have developed your interests throughout your time in high school. College admissions committees want to see how you have made an impact in clubs and activities during the school year, but also during the summer. While it may be tempting to sit around all summer working on your tan, boards of admissions specifically look to see that you have remained productive during your time away from school. Summer presents many opportunities for students to further develop their interests and goals —travel to a foreign country, continue training in your favorite sport, make up a class or gain extra credits in summer school, start a business, get an internship, or join a community service organization.

Though summer may seem far away, the applications for many popular programs are due soon. Some of these applications can be as complex as a college application, requiring essays, letters of recommendation, and even test scores, so you will need to get started soon! Dr. Kat and the team of counselors at IvyWise, have come up with the following tips for spending your summer wisely.   

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