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3 Easy Steps to Plan the Perfect Gap Year

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
3 Easy Steps to Plan the Perfect Gap Year

Planning a successful and structured gap year should be done with purpose and intent. There are many things to consider in advance. Here are a few simple steps to help you get started on your gap year journey. Step 1: Consider the Following Questions • What needs to happen to make college a reality after […]

5 Things to Consider Before Your Teen Travels Over the Summer

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Things to Consider Before Your Teen Travels Over the Summer

You’ve enrolled your teen in their summer program(s). Check it off your list. While your teen may think he/she is ready to conquer the world with independence, parents often know best. Help them prepare and transition to their away-from-home program with these tips: 1. Review with your teen the program’s guidelines, requirements, and restrictions. This […]

My Carefree Summer As A CIT

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
My Carefree Summer As A CIT

Rosa Heyman Reflects on Her Summer Experience as a Counselor in Training (CIT) How the stress, responsibilities and FOMO transformed into a carefree summer Summer Camp and FOMO When I remember how I spent the summer after my sophomore year of high school—working as a counselor-in-training (CIT) at my sleep away camp in New Hampshire—certain […]

The Gap Year Advantage

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Gap Year Advantage

Your Gap Year Journey Toward Learning, Serving, and Self-Discovery By Karl Haigler and Rae Nelson Taking a gap year is a growing trend in the United States. Although there is no formal data on how many young people are taking a structured break before or during college, the rising number of gap year programs, gap […]

Help Young People to Inspire Change in 2014

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Help Young People to Inspire Change in 2014

The New Year is a chance to look ahead and resolve to do better in the future. At Raleigh International we will be focusing on the potential of young people in 2014 – young people who have the energy and determination to make things happen and inspire change, especially when it comes to helping others. […]

A New Year, A New FAFSA

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
A New Year, A New FAFSA

January 1st – it’s a day of resolutions, new beginnings, and for college students, the first day to apply for federal financial aid. The FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps your family and prospective universities determine how much money you will be expected to contribute towards higher education. Don’t skip this […]

This Is Your Life: Planning Your Future

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
This Is Your Life: Planning Your Future

This is part two of a series on my personal college applications. If you have not already, please consider reading Part One before continuing. Thank you. Hello again. For this installment of Applied Knowledge, I’m going to step briefly away from getting into college and write about something even more important (and there are more […]

5 Myths and Truths About Freshman Year of College

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
5 Myths and Truths About Freshman Year of College

Freshman year of college is full of unknowns. Nevertheless, getting accepted into college will be one of the most exciting, rewarding experiences of your life.  You deserve a big pat on the back for that one.  But in the months after your acceptance letter arrives, the euphoria starts to slip away.  You start thinking about […]

10 Feel-Good Movies that Inspire Teenagers

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
10 Feel-Good Movies that Inspire Teenagers

There are many lists of movies for teens out there. But until now, I hadn’t thought of writing a list of movies that inspire. There are so many inspirational and motivational movies that I have seen and loved, but when choosing movies for this list, I included only movies that I think teens will enjoy. I also […]

New Years Resolution: Friend or Foe?

| December 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
New Years Resolution: Friend or Foe?

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Follow my blog with Bloglovin The holidays are  in full swing, and the New Year is less than one month away.  Thanksgiving feasts are over, and Christmas presents are being wrapped.  December is synonymous with joy and happiness− so why is January filled with regret and longing? New […]

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