How to Get The Most Out of Being HomeSchooled

“Home is where the heart is”, but it has also become where students and parents provide a non-traditional setting for learning. Parents and students, alike, have chosen to take part in home-based instruction, but some are still hesitant on wondering if it is the best decision in getting seen by the college of their choosing. Homeschooling is not a new phenomenon and has continued to grow since the 1980’s. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 2.5 million students are homeschooled in the United States. Whether accompanied by individual instruction or e-learning supplementation, homeschool is a fantastic alternative and is respected by institutions of higher-learning. Continue reading “How to Get The Most Out of Being HomeSchooled”

How to Manage Your Academic Stress

As we quickly approach Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate® (IB), and a vast list of more college preparatory tests, applications, or study abroad programs, stress can become the greatest adversary. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Academic Stress”

The Travel Panhandling Pandemic

Last year, I had the opportunity to go to Southeast Asia. 30 exciting days in Thailand. This country is a true gem of cultural brilliance. The people are friendly, the food is amazing and the weather is fantastic. I remember flipping through the channels on the television and came upon a program talking about travelers. I was completely invested, as I am a traveler that loves everything about the traveling culture. Continue reading “The Travel Panhandling Pandemic”

Dive Into a New Challenge

Traveling across the world requires you to live outside your personal comfort zone. You submerge yourself in new people, languages, customs and food. It also gives you the opportunity to do things, you’ve never done before. One of the most awesome things I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing, abroad, was scuba diving. I was literally sitting in my apartment thinking that there was no way I was going to move abroad and just be a couch potato. I thought that I needed to step outside of my “norm” and do something I wouldn’t have done in the states. Try something out of the box. Daring. Adventurous. Continue reading “Dive Into a New Challenge”