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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Foreign Service Youth Foundation College Workshop

Sunday, October 25, 2015
11am to 2pm
at Oakwood Falls Church (State Room)

The Foreign Service Youth Foundation’s (FSFY) annual fall college workshop will again address the perennial issues directly related to Foreign Service youth and the college application process.  This year, Becky Grappo, President of RNG International Education Consultants, will facilitate the event. A former Foreign Service family member, Ms. Grappo has lived in eleven countries outside of the Unites States.  Her background includes teaching at U.S. public and international schools, working on education and youth concerns for the Department’s Family Liaison Office, writing about the issues associated with educating and raising children and teens in an internationally mobile lifestyle and raising three global nomad children abroad.  

The topics to be covered during the afternoon will relate to the mobile FS youth experience, and may include:
  • Interruptions in curriculum and extra-curricular activities
  • Challenges regarding teacher recommendations
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) vs. Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Planning college visits from overseas
  • Standardized testing issues
  • State residency requirements
  • Deciding upon and planning a gap year

Fees (Includes Lunch)
FSYF Members: $15 per person
Non-members: $30 per person

Additional information and registration can be found at http://www.fsyf.org/CollegeWorkshop.

About the Foreign Service Youth Foundation:  Since 1989, FSYF has helped Foreign Service youth embrace the adventure of an internationally-mobile childhood by encouraging resilience and fostering camaraderie.  Global programs include:  a Foreign Service youth-written newsletter, an adult newsletter, five annual contests, and two scholarships for college-bound seniors.  D.C.-area events include:  re-entry seminars for high school and middle school students, a college admissions workshop, teen/tween game nights at Oakwood Apartments, and a fall welcome back picnic.  FSYF also assists FLO and AAFSW in providing emergency support to families evacuated from overseas.  For more information, visit www.fsyf.org

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