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Getting Settled in Your New Home

You have claimed your suitcase at baggage claim.  You are greeted by your host family and pack your bags in the car.  The drive home will be full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and a lot of emotions.  Your exchange program has officially started. For most exchange students, the first few days will be extremely exciting.  […]

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Stand Out as an Exchange Student

It takes a unique student to participate in an exchange program.  Leaving your home, family, and friends behind is an extremely difficult decision to make.  However studying abroad can have amazing benefits, and will allow you to stand out as you move on towards university. Multi-Cultural Understanding Harvard University is among the best universities in the world. […]

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Meet Finnish Exchange Student Emilia!

Finnish exchange student Emilia spoke with Diana Santelli, one of our Student Services Facilitator, and discussed her time abroad. Q:  Why did you choose Denver? When I was discussing with my mother about which district to choose, she didn’t want me to pick a place that had natural disasters like earthquakes or hurricanes, so that meant […]

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Is High School in America Really Like the Movies?

Dancing in the hallways, major sporting events and food fights.  Thanks to many movies and television shows, that is what the world thinks high school in America is like. But is it really like the movies? Here’s our perspective. Perception:  High Schools in America Break Out in Song and Dance. Movies and television shows like […]

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Celebrating Our Annual FAM Trip

Last week SMG and ISE hosted our annual FAM Trip, which brings agents from all around the world to the Northeast U.S. for a week-long visit to our offices and a small selection of schools. We were glad to welcome agents from Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and […]

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SMG Student Shares Her UK Experience

Written by an alumni of the UK Experience program In December 2017, I hopped on a plane and traveled to the other side of the world for the adventure of a lifetime. I was not disappointed. I experienced all of the crazy and confusing things you’ll always find in different countries. There were amazing friends, […]

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