End of the year thoughts

Three nights ago ASB hosted our annual 8th Grade Ceremony. This event symbolizes the “Closing of Middle School,” and the “Beginning of High School,” for our students. The evening showcased two student hosts, and two class speakers. Sitting in the audience, watching and listening to these four fourteen-year-old ‘kids’ (with … Continue reading

The College Admissions Process II

As I continue my tour through college Admissions Offices, I thought I would add some more insights to my last post. During my two hours with members of Duke’s Admissions Office, I asked questions like these: How do you decide whom to admit between so many outstanding applicants? What’s your … Continue reading

The College Admissions Process

Over the last few months I’ve been visiting university Admissions Offices across the United States. My tour is part of the data-collection phase of ASB’s goal: to create the most relevant and effective Center of College and Career Services in the world of international education. “We do not judge applicants … Continue reading

What I Learned From Writing a Speech

Originally published on May 26, 2013. The American School of Bombay’s High School graduation ended a few hours ago. Today, thirty-seven of our seniors walked across the stage and received their High School diplomas. As you can imagine, there was plenty of joy and cheer, rivers of tears, and hundreds … Continue reading