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The Council of International Schools (CIS) is  running a virtual university fair on 8 September for students in Africa!

There are over 170 accredited Universities from 20 countries who are taking part in this virtual event, and I’m sure they would love to connect with you!

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My first private student got into Harvard!  The following year my students got offers into Harvard, Stanford, Amherst, U Chicago, & a few others…but let’s start from the beginning. My name is Wendy Beato and I have been a school counselor since 2009. I have worked at schools in New York City, Palm Beach & Cape …

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Due to the Covid 19 outbreak SAT & ACT standardized tests have been cancelled, leaving many students, local and international, feeling despondent about what to do to meet test admission requirements for US universities. For international students this is much concerning as they have fewer opportunities to write the SAT abroad. But Many universities have …

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Results for our 2018 student group are in! Our 2018 student group was made up from some of South Africa’s top schools: Herschel girls HS, Bishops Diocesan school, Reddam Constantia, Hout Bay International, Reddam Atlantic seaboard,  St Cyprian’s school, Crawford college- Sandton, CBC St John’s, King David school- Linksfield, Curro- hillcrest, Rondebosch boys & Somerset …

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By now, Colleges & Universities have sent their admissions decisions.  What should you do if you end up with more than one offer? First of all, Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment.  Applying to university takes effort and you should celebrate your results.  So here is what is next: Once you have evaluated your offers …

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Can I apply to international universities with a South African Matric? Yes, you can!*   Universities in the USA, UK & Canada welcome students from all over the world.  There are admissions officers who are assigned specifically to our region and who are familiar with the NSC/IEB expectations.  *with some exemptions at selective UK universities …

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Rejection letters hurt! For some students it may feel personal, but the reality is that it has nothing to do with you! Selective the universities only accept a small percentage of students, even though most who applied were academically qualified. Here are a few tips to help you keep this in perspective…

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When considering the costs for studying abroad, seeking professional help to explore all your options makes sense! Varsity Abroad makes applying to International University stress-free At Varsity Abroad we will make sure that: Students get a recommendation of universities that will fit their areas of interest (What you want to study), academic performance (chances of …

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With so much uncertainty in South African universities, many families are looking for alternatives after high school for their children.  Choosing to study overseas is a good option & has many benefits. Here are a few:   Variety of course choice– Studying overseas will allow you to have more options on what to study. If …

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Two days ago I woke up to a whatsapp image of our latest Harvard university acceptance.  Varsity Abroad student, Jessica Austin, of Herschel girls school in Cape Town got an offer into Harvard university– and off the waiting list no less! Now, let me pause and explain.  Acceptance to Harvard in the 2019 app year …

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