Please note that Mrs. Mayo will be visiting universities in Singapore from Dec. 2nd-6th, but will be checking email regularly.
We are nearly halfway through the school year - can you believe it? Great job to all of you for all the hard-work and commitment you show each day in both your academics and extracurriculars. Remember that balance is the key to a healthy and productive life. If you feel that you need more balance, see your counselor for ideas and support.
We want your Uniquest Assignment to be the best work that you are capable of, therefore, take the holiday, do your research, complete your assignment, but REMEMBER, we will be expecting that you have completed your assignment and are ready to speak about it to your counselor at your one-to-one meeting that we will be scheduling through January and February.
A GREAT RESOURCE!!
Want to see what your peers have to say about the universities they went to? Check out this Post-SFS survey to read what SFS alumni think of the undergraduate schools they attended.
There are many things happening this time of year. Please take time to take time amidst all of your responsibilities. Remember that in order to do well, you must find balance. And, sometimes, you need to let things go in order to maintain a happy and healthy outlook on life. You are being asked a lot - consider what is important to you and prioritize the things you have to do while keeping in mind that each day should hold joy and peace. If you are struggling, please reach out to your counselor - we are here to give you perspective and help you learn important skills to navigate a well-balanced life!!
Some families have been asking about summer programs. While we believe that the best summer experiences for students are visiting prospective universities and engaging in meaningful service or educational experiences, summer programs can also be beneficial if it is a program that a student is really passionate about. Make sure to let your counselor know that you are applying to summer programs by filling out the form (under the forms tab). There are many summer programs listed in the "More" tab.
This link also provides a new resource for summer programs around the world!
INTERESTING ARTICLES THIS MONTH
Why I dropped out of an Ivy league after three weeks - article
UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT Each month a different university from around the world will be highlighted.
University of Navarra - Spain
In a Few Words: Navarra is located in Pamplona (running of the bulls) Spain. Set on a beautiful campus it also has satellite campuses in Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and New York City Uniqueness: Navarra is a great choice for students who are interested in studying medicine but don't have the high IB points that are required for some medical schools. They have amazing, modern simulation labs where students can be doctors and "operate" on dummies that have human capabilities. Size: Undergraduates11,180 (c. 681 international) Postgraduates1,557 (1,077 international)5,000 students ⅓ international (includes EU) Curriculum: Although a Spanish school, Navarra offers many programs in English Business and Medicine are popular courses. The school has its own hospital. Both programs offer amazing internship positions. Location: Home to a great deal of architecture and culture, the university opened its own museum in 2015. Pamplona is a three hour flight to Barcelona and is driving distance to Bilbao home of the Guggenheim museum. Admission: Through school website Admissions Expectations: Depends on program. IB is well respected and students can obtain credit for IB courses. Cost: Bachelor (foreigners)11,000 USD/year. Master (foreigners)15,000 USD/year. Bachelor (citizens)10,000 USD/year. Master (citizens)12,500 USD/year. Cost of living$502-953 USD/Month. Acceptance Rate50% Official Websitewww.unav.edu
Keep checking the colleges/universities that are visiting
January 7th Deadline for the UniQuest Assignment January-February: Individual one-hour Post-UniQuest Meetings April-May: Student-Led College Conferences between student, parent and counselor Continuously: University visits @ SFS (approximately 200 universities per year)