Author: Marica Pellecchia

General General

The International Baccalaureate (IB)

What is the IB programme? Launched in 1968 in Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate is now taught all over the world, in over 4.000 schools and 145 countries. The standardized global curriculum is committed to cross-cultural, holistic and creative education, which will produce socially-focused young people, who are culturally understanding and connected to society in a…



10 reasons why this will help your application and why you should do it straight away! Volunteering is good for you, good for the community and a valuable asset when you are applying for a place at university. These days, getting excellent grades is often not enough for securing an offer on a course, for…

United States

The University of Boston

The University of Boston is a large, private research institution, and was established in 1839 when it had strong links to the Methodist church. Over time, the university became non-denominational. The alma mater of Martin Luther King, it was the first university in the US to award a PhD to a woman. It currently offers…

gap year

Gap Year

Is a gap year a good idea? After attending school from the age of 5 or so to 18, it is not surprising that the idea of taking a gap year – a 12 month break – before starting college or university may seem very appealing. But beware – a gap year does not involve…