Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, August 23, 2014   



A US college student's perspective
So you want to go to college in the United States? Great, it's an admirable goal.

Voicing out their feelings
Stepping out on stage has always been daunting - but not if you have the support of professional artists and performers. Since 2009, Opera Hong Kong Summer School has been offering opportunities for children aged five to 18 to learn to perform opera and musicals on stage.

App for college applications
Last month, technology company Parchment released College Match, an online tool that helps high school students apply for college in the United States by making recommendations based on a student's chances of acceptance and interests

Follow the leader
Picture yourself in a polling station picking the next chief executive of the SAR.Candidate one: heavy drinker, often arrives for work at noon, controversial career, many successes and failures.

Pros and cons of homeschooling
While homeschooling isn't currently a practical alternative in Hong Kong, growing numbers of parents in China, the UK, America and around the world choosing this as an option for their children may mean the situation here will change in time.

Character study
Can't decide between the US or UK education system? How about Canadian? The Christian Alliance PC Lau Memorial International school teaches a Canadian curriculum and has been accredited to provide the diploma of Alberta Education since 2006.

Earning and learning by degrees
In our column we regularly reiterate the value of having a degree, both in monetary and educational terms, as well as the simple ability of the college experience to enrich your life experience.

Indian experience
India is looking attractive, with its emerging market economy. But those looking to set up shop there would do well to study its culture. Graduate business school Insead is launching an India- specific executive education program next March in New Delhi.

The right resume
In the past couple of months high school and college graduation ceremonies have effectively unleashed millions of new graduates into the world of employment.

International standards
For Hong Kong students, the two magic letters are IB. International Baccalaureate, to be precise. This year, a record 1,938 students took the IB diploma program.



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