Where Will You Go Next? Study Abroad with Semester at Sea

Where Will You Go Next? Study Abroad with Semester at Sea

In this new series, the Varsity Tutors Blog will showcase unique study abroad programs that offer college students a world of educational possibilities. Have you participated in an unusual study abroad program? Let us know at blog@varsitytutors.com. If you’re seeking a study abroad opportunity that will allow you to explore many different countries and cultures during one semester, Semester at Sea might be the right fit. Over the course of a semester, you will travel thousands of nautical miles, visiting 10-12 destinations spanning four continents. Originally known as the University of the Seven Seas, the first voyage was held in 1963. ... Read More About Where Will You Go Next? Study Abroad with Semester at Sea

What is it Like to Attend the University of Utah?

What is it Like to Attend the University of Utah?

Edwardo is a current senior at the University of Utah. He is majoring in chemistry, and specializes in Spanish tutoring, calculus tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the University of Utah: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Edwardo: The University of Utah’s campus is fairly large. There are on-campus busing options with various routes and directions. In addition, there are also city buses that go all over the surrounding areas and the TRAX train system that reaches the far corners of the city. You don’t need a car to get where you want to go, but a bike, scooter, or s ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the University of Utah?

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

It’s celebrated every year, but do you know the history behind Memorial Day? Once called “Decoration Day,” this date holds an important history. In order to make an impact this Memorial Day, learn the history behind this holiday and find ways to get involved in your community, such as volunteering with veterans or donating goods. The history behind Memorial Day The origins of Memorial Day date back to the late 1860s. The Civil War, a conflict whose death toll was unprecedented at that time, necessitated the creation of national cemeteries. After the war ended, Americans would leave flowers at the graves of soldiers who had ... Read More About How You Can Make an Impact this Memorial Day

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

You’ve made the big decision to take a gap year, and it’s time to create a plan to make the most of this experience. It’s key to remember that a gap year isn’t simply a time for relaxing and having fun. Instead, it’s to explore various interests you may have in order to start the next step of your life on the right foot. Examine what you really hope to get out of this year, and sit down to establish a plan to accomplish it. You can make the most of your gap year by choosing smart travel destinations and finding creative ways to document your experience. Create a plan to capitalize on your gap year Once you decid ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

Jesse earned his bachelor’s degree in human physiology and Spanish from the University of Oregon. He specializes in geometry tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the University of Oregon. Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Jesse: Eugene, OR is a very bike-friendly community, which makes biking to campus a viable option. While I hardly ever took the bus to campus since I lived within walking distance, I heard from multiple people that there were several easy-to-access bus routes to campus. Although Eugene is a city of over 100,000 people, the large amou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon