Stories from our international boarding schools

Madeline Ames

Madeline recently joined the EF Academy New York team after graduating from Franklin University Switzerland with a double major in Communications and International Relations. Although she calls Lugano, Switzerland her second home, Madeline is a true Wisconsinite - a lover of winter, cheese, and of course, the Packers. Madeline enjoys traveling, hiking, being outside, listening to podcasts (her newest obsession) and spending time with family and friends.

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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

Appreciating creativity and artistic expression at the IB Art Exhibition

The art programs at EF Academy New York are a place where individuals can cultivate their creative i... Read more

Students visit MIT “Hack for Inclusion” conference

The “Hack for Inclusion” conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an annual hackat... 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

Student artists exhibit work in Katonah Museum of Art

Each year, the Katonah Museum of Art presents an exhibition called Young Artists: A High School Art ... 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

Happy Year of the Pig: A history of Lunar New Year

Each year, millions of people await the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20. Th... 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

Meet the team – psychology with Divya Jesudoss

The teaching faculty at EF Academy New York come from very diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of... Read more

Student-approved study tips for a successful exam week

It’s hard to believe that this term is already coming to an end as our students prepare to tak... Read more

Kenyan Chief’s snowy visit to EF Academy New York

This year, a small group of students at EF Academy New York have created a speaker series called “EF... Read more

Student artists show off creativity at Academy Rocks and Arts Night

For the past few weeks, the students in the art courses at EF Academy New York have been hard at wor... Read more