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Favorite clubs on campus: Visual Arts Club in Torbay

In this series, we’re going to explore some of the clubs students love on campus. From Model UN to A... Read more

Favorite clubs on campus: Model UN in Oxford

In this series, we’re going to explore some of the clubs students love on campus. From Model U... Read more

Unique Easter traditions around the world

Easter is widely celebrated throughout the world. It’s a holiday that many use to symbolize the end ... 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 country... 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

The benefits of co-curricular activities in high school

We get it – high school can be tough. Maybe you’re busy getting ahead, or maybe you’re busy just try... Read more

The importance of experiential education

What is experiential education? Experiential education is an ideal learning model that allows for di... Read more

What really matters during the university admissions process?

As you reach the end of your high school career, the reality of university, admissions and exams can... Read more

High school literature that taught us important lessons

While it might not always seem like it – particularly not on a slow Monday morning in your English l... Read more

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Boarding Life

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

10 tips on how to be a good roommate

When it comes to boarding school, there is a lot to consider. You live abroad, you stay on campus mo... Read more

Famous people who went to boarding school

Boarding school is a world of its own. These schools have built an unmatched reputation in helping s... Read more

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Language and Culture

UK and US: English word variations

While the English language is spoken in both America and England, there are some subtle differences ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 tops eats in Oxford

Oxford is surrounded by an international atmosphere that is also reflected in its culture and food. ... Read more

A brief history of Black History Month

If you’re living in the US or spending time on social media, you’ve probably noticed something that ... Read more

Culture classroom: 5 top eats in New York

George Bernard Shaw put it best when he said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” I g... Read more

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Parents

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

How students benefit from positive adult influence

Moving to a boarding school – one that is often halfway around the world – is a big chan... Read more

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