Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

In this series, the Varsity Tutors Blog showcases 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. When it comes to college life, the first things that come to mind for many students include attending homecoming games, taking exciting classes, and making new friends. In addition, study abroad programs are increasingly becoming a mainstream part of the college experience. Some benefits of studying abroad include learning about different cultures and languages and making new friends from different backgr ... Read More About Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

Erika is a current sophomore at Queens College, City University of New York. She is majoring in elementary education, and specializes in Spanish tutoring, test prep tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Queens College, City University of New York: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Erika: Queens College has a great city vibe. It’s a spacious campus with many opportunities for students. Most students commute to campus, so that’s generally the main transportation option for students. How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants? Erika:&nb ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Queens College, City University of New York?

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

From taking the ACT or SAT, to applying for financial aid, there’s a lot to do during your third year of high school. Junior year often involves more college prep tasks than any other year. Putting in a little extra effort to keep yourself organized can go a long way in helping you stay on top of all your tasks during this stressful time. There are many things juniors can do to tackle college admissions, such as narrowing down college choices, researching how to earn college credit in advance, and seeking letters of recommendation.    Hoping to stay on top of all the college admissions tasks coming your way this semester? Belo ... Read More About Juniors—Complete This College Admissions Checklist This Semester

What is it Like to Attend the College for Creative Studies?

What is it Like to Attend the College for Creative Studies?

Dareno earned his bachelor’s degree in animation and special effects from the College for Creative Studies. He specializes in art tutoring, geometry tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the College for Creative Studies. Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Dareno: Both the main campus and its secondary counterpart are in the hub of midtown Detroit. The main campus is surrounded by the cultural district, which includes a public library, a historical museum, an art museum, and a science center. There’s a dedicated shuttle that transports students between both campuses. To g ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend the College for Creative Studies?

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

STEAM is a growing movement that gears students toward innovation, problem-solving, and high-level critical thinking. Incorporating the arts into academics teaches students valuable skills, while simultaneously aiming to deepen math and science concepts in insightful and interactive ways. There are a plethora of STEAM activities to try in 2019, specifically ones involving building structures, growing plants, and exploring nature. Looking to find new projects to enhance your student’s education? Keep reading to discover three STEAM activities to try in the new year. [RELATED: What is the STEAM Movement?] STEAM activity #1: build creati ... Read More About 3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year