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Science, tech, engineering, art, and math in New York

As an international boarding school whose mission is to give students access to a future without bor... Read more

3 valuable considerations for every high school student in selecting the best univers...

When it comes to selecting a university, there's a lot to consider. Even the decision to attend univ... Read more

How to prepare for university during the summer

After a long and productive year of academics, students are finishing their final exams, packing up ... Read more

Study Abroad

3 benefits of studying outside of your native country

As an increasing number of students are choosing to take their studies abroad, we’re learning more a... Read more

How school environments inspire learning and creative thought

Setting the scene at EF Academy Torbay. Not only do EF Academy students get to live in a new coun... Read more

How to study abroad during high school

So, you’ve realized that you might want to study abroad. You’ve seen all the TV shows and films. You... Read more

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Academics

This is what I loved about my IB subjects

I graduated from EF Academy Oxford in 2018. While I was there, I studied the IB diploma program. It ... Read more

Why an alumni network is worth your time

In the interconnected world we live, learn, and work in today, who you know can be invaluable. Espec... Read more

What next? How to thrive after graduating from high school

Graduation is a huge occasion. It’s what you’ve been working towards for your entire high school car... Read more

What is an alumni network and how can I benefit from one?

They may not know it but anyone who has ever studied anywhere is an alum. You don’t even have to hav... Read more

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Boarding Life

Why athletics are a vital part of the high school experience

There are numerous baby pictures of me holding all kinds of sports balls; it seems I learned from a ... Read more

Benefits of international school: at home and abroad

Attending an international school is an enriching experience for students of all ages. It can be par... Read more

Getting over the homesickness hurdle

Anyone who has spent an extended period of time away from home has felt it – that ache for the comfo... Read more

Benefits of a round-the-clock learning experience

Attending boarding school – living on campus and being part of a diverse community – intrinsically m... Read more

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Language and Culture

Advice we love from graduation speeches

On graduation day, there's so much to look forward to – getting dressed up, celebrating with all of ... Read more

How to live the Californian lifestyle

We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be adding the city of Pasadena to our EF Academy family with... Read more

Our favorite films for graduation season

High school is full of incredible opportunities and experiences, but it's always quite a bit of hard... Read more

4 enriching cultural activities in Southern California

Southern California is home to so many favorites, for tourists and locals alike. From Disneyland to ... Read more

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Parents

6 important things to ask in selecting the right school for your child

When it comes to your child’s education, it’s not unusual to want as much detail as you can get. The... Read more

How studying abroad in high school gives your student a head start

Living in another country is an eye-opening experience. When moving to a new place, there are infini... Read more

Five parent-approved tips on how to manage your child’s homesickness

At any age, moving across the country (or across the world) is both a hectic and exciting experience... Read more

5 reasons to send your child to study high school in the US or the UK

Everyone wants the best for their child, but when the best education is abroad, that can result in a... Read more

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Alumni