Education’s Wrong Direction

Education in the U.S. is moving toward greater standardization, high stakes testing, and a one size fits all approach – all of which are the opposite of what is needed in the 21st century....

THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES 2014-2015

T California Institute of Technology, with just 2,200 students in Pasadena, CA, takes the number one slot again this year in the annual World University Rankings, released by Times Higher Education (THE), a London...
Culture Shock - Photo by Henry Chao

Identifying Culture Shock in Foreign Students (2)

Part 2 of 2 After the foreign students settle into their new environment and the novelty of living abroad becomes a reality, they may experience irritation and anger, and then begin to reject the new...

PROJECTS ABROAD, A Great Opportunity for Students During their Gap Year

If you are looking for something to fill during your gap year, and at the same time make a meaningful contribution with the work you do, this opportunity is definitely something that you should...
8 Reasons To Teach Kindness

8 Important Reasons For Teaching Kindness in Schools

Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving that results in the happiness of another person. Expressions like this are increasing in popularity around...
Why Embrace the F-Word?

Why Embrace the F-Word?

Perhaps the most offensive f-word today is failure. It can be a painful experience for any of us. We’ve all been there! Yet, some of the most innovative companies like Google and IDEO value...
Culture Shock - Photo by Henry Chao

Identifying Culture Shock in Foreign Students

Part 1 of 2 September is an exciting time for many students because it marks the beginning of the academic year. For foreign students arriving in Canada, the excitement is magnified. Within a few days...
Nem Nuong

Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs

Grilled meatballs with vermicelli noodles is a delicious dish, best enjoyed with family, and you don't even have to spend a lot of your leisure days to prepare it. Roll it with fresh herbs...