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International Academy Private High Schools For students 14 to 19

New York, US Oxford, UK Torbay, UK

A-level Program International Baccalaureate Diploma Program International GCSE Program North American High School Grades 9-12


CONTENTS Welcome to EF International Academy 4 Campus Locations 22 Academic Programs 38 Frequently Asked Questions 50 Program Start D ates & Fees 52 How to Apply 54

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“I am prepared to achieve my dream.” – Sheel, India

EF International Academy is part of EF Education First, the leader in global education since 1965. The organization’s mission has long been “to break down barriers in language, culture and geography.” EF International Academy takes that mission one step further, allowing high school students to spend up to four years in the US, UK or Canada, immersed in world-class education systems as they prepare for success in university and beyond.

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“The most powerful thing we do at EF is believe in our students.�

A spring day on the EF New York campus.

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Welcome to EF International Academy Dear Student, As the President of EF International Academy, I've seen firsthand the impact of an outstanding high school education on a student's life. These are years in which foundations are built, and connections are made — when the decision to invest in yourself can bring great dividends. That success — that future — is now before you. It's true that attending high school in North America or in the United Kingdom will help you gain admission to top universities. But choosing the right high school is a critical step in the process. EF International Academy prepares you personally and academically for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities. As an IB World School, EF International Academy is a place where students play an interactive role in the classroom — where there is time to explore passions beyond one's coursework, and a belief that a well-rounded perspective is vital to success later in life. Indeed, with students from 60 nations, EF International Academy is a school with a larger world view — ­ it’s a place where you’ll discover new places and perspectives while meeting interesting people every day. Our faculty are committed to developing the full potential of each student. Thisdedicated faculty, however, is only part of the equation. Our students constantly motivate one another to success. This is a school where you will find inspiration in your fellow peers just as often as you find it in your teachers and your academic curriculum. I thank you for taking time to learn about our school, and I encourage you to contact our EF International Academy Admissions Office to find out more about our Programs. Though we have four campuses, we are truly one global school community and I look forward to seeing what role you will play in it.

Mark Seman President, EF International Academy

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At a glance Grades Offered 9-12 Academic Programs: IB Diploma Program A-level Program IGCSE Program North American High School, Grades 9-12 High School Preparation Program Campus Locations New York (United States) Oxford (United Kingdom) Torbay (United Kingdom) Vancouver (Canada) Student Profile Countries represented: 60 Student clubs: 65 Athletic clubs: 10 Faculty Profile 90% of faculty hold Masters & PhD degrees Number of languages spoken: 45 Number of countries taught in: 50 Academic Information Average class size: 13 Student-Teacher ratio: 11:1 IB exam score: 10% higher than world average A-level grades: 45% achieved A/A* University Placements 26% in top 10 in US 41% in top 10 in UK 90% accepted to first choice university Associations & Accreditations: UK Border Agency Tier 4, IB World School, Ofsted, British Accreditation Council, State of New York, University of Cambridge International Examinations

At EF International Academy, we promise more than top university placement. Our world-class faculty empower students to fulfill their greatest potential, preparing them for success in the world beyond. We develop confident, independent, and capable global citizens who are ready to succeed — and lead — in the fields of medicine, business, engineering, and law. Our students inspire one another to greatness every single day. Our approach is as follows:

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Secure Your Future. 1 One global classroom Study renowned curricula including IB Diploma with classmates from 60 nations; enhance your worldview while creating a global network of worldclass peers.

2 Enriching student life Live, lead, and learn daily through a range of courses, classes, clubs, volunteer opportunities, job shadowing and athletic programs that challenge and inspire you.

3 A cornerstone of support Benefit from personal ongoing guidance and encouragement from a global network of teachers, admissions counselors, and university placement advisers who are with you “all the way.�

4 100% university placement Gain admission into top universities in the US, UK, and throughout the world and be confident that you will excel in studies at the university level.

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Natalie, Norway

Markus, Finland

Xin, China

Gendy, Egypt

Josh, United Kingdom

Mimi, Sweden

Supakorn, Thailand

Rhaikhan, Kazakhstan

Tomislav, Spain

Eddie, Taiwan

60 Nations. 3 Campuses. 1 Global School.

Anastasia, Russia

Anna Lisa, Germany

Sze Wing, Hong Kong

Diversity amplifies learning. With students from over 60 nations, there is no school on the planet as diverse as EF International Academy. Learning alongside world-class peers from around the globe, our students encounter new cultures, perspectives, and beliefs in every single classroom exchange. Diversity enables students to think critically about the world and their place in it, encouraging them to become self-motivated global citizens ready to lead tomorrow’s world.

Sherif, Nigeria

Alice, Rwanda

Maria, Mexico

Tam, Vietnam

Tom, Netherlands

Tifani, Indonesia

Elodie, Canada

Omid, Iran

Lisa, Germany

Paul, South Korea

Georgina, Germany

Luis and Roxane, Venezuela

Maria, Chile

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Ka Weng, Malaysia

Margaretta and Kamilla, Norway

“When you think globally, you will achieve bigger things.” – Dameli, Kazakhstan

Cherry, China

Steffen, Germany

The diversity on the EF International Academy campus promotes global concepts — ranging from literature to economics — to play out in an inclusive classroom setting. For instance, students don't simply read about history. They discuss the world's political systems and history in real-time with fellow classmates from Germany, China, Canada, the United States and more. Students are offered a variety of different viewpoints, and encouraged to ask, research, and analyze the information to form their own opinions about the subject matter. “I constantly find myself thinking about world issues in a new way," says Eric, an EF International Academy Torbay student from Spain. "It doesn't just happen in the classroom. It happens every single time I talk to my friends and classmates.”

Krit,Thailand

Tolu, Nigeria

Andrea, Italy

Tzu Chieh, Taiwan

Manh Tuan, Vietnam

Petro, Ukraine

Renan, Brazil

Mina, Japan

Zoe, United States

Radolphe, France

Malika, Kazakhstan

Olivia, Denmark

Hanin, Libya

Melissa, Mexico

Mara, Germany

Roman, Russia

Natalyia, Slovakia

Luis, Mexico

Iria, Spain

Sheel, India

Ana Lucia, Columbia

Khanh Quang, Vietnam

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Enriching Student Life Students play a prominent role in every aspect of the EF International Academy campus, from leading classroom discussions to launching student clubs and competing in athletic events. On any given day, students can be found organizing charity events, performing musical recitals, or debating global issues amongst an international group of teachers and friends.

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“ ‘Where are you from?’ is the only introduction you’ll ever need.” – Josh, United Kingdom

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Residential Life

Our students become part of a close-knit community, like one big family, where they receive support and supervision and form enduring friendships.

Home away from home

Most of our students are living away from home – and their home country – for the first time in their lives, and their well-being is our primary concern. Students quickly begin to cherish the independence and camaraderie that come with dorm life. They share meals together, participate in evening study groups with classmates, chat informally with house parents and unwind on weekend afternoons. Dormitory life creates an environment where students grow, expand their horizons and form everlasting friendships. It’s not long before they consider themselves part of one big family.

Living in a dorm

For students, living with peers from other countries and from other age groups is a unique opportunity. Younger students look up to juniors and seniors, and as a result, older students develop a sense of leadership and responsibility when it comes to mentoring younger dorm mates.

Supervised independence EF International Academy New York encourages personal growth by providing a supportive and safe environment for students. Faculty members live in student dormitories as house parents to provide around-the-clock supervision and offer a helping hand when needed. Life in the dorm relies on an environment of mutual trust and respect, an environment where students learn that their independence comes with expectations and responsibilities. On a day-to-day basis, the interaction between students and house parents is friendly and relaxed. Students may seek help with schoolwork in the lounge or discuss current events over dinner in the cafeteria. On a more formal level, each student meets weekly with a faculty advisor to discuss schoolwork, college applications and overall welfare. It is our goal that students develop into independent, selfmotivated individuals, and the dorm experience contributes to this goal.

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Student Activities

Whether they’re rehearsing choreography for an upcoming school play, swimming laps in the pool or debating mock resolutions as part of the Model United Nations, our students energetically dedicate themselves to a variety of activities outside the classroom.

Athletics

EF International Academy New York boasts a number of athletic facilities, including an indoor competition swimming pool, a fitness center, basketball courts and sports fields.With students from around the globe, it’s no surprise that soccer is a popular sport, along with swimming, track and field, volleyball, and basketball. Many of our students enjoy participating in other active pursuits, such as rock climbing, yoga, dance classes, tai chi, distance running, or jogging along the Hudson River.

School clubs

Other popular clubs and activities at EF International Academy include yearbook, student council, debate, cooking club, fashion design, choir, photography, movie club and chess club. We encourage students to pursue their interests, and with help from the activities office, we support student initiatives to organize new and exciting extracurricular opportunities.

Arts

Theater provides a wonderful opportunity for students to express themselves. Performing on stage, in front of an audience, builds confidence and develops public speaking skills. Students act, sing, dance, perform music, and design costumes and stage settings. Producing a show allows students to experience the thrill of completing a tangible project, from beginning to end.

Model United Nations

With Model United Nations, students from EF International Academy and other schools simulate United Nations proceedings. In doing so, they learn about international politics, diplomacy, public speaking and current events. Our students play the roles of diplomats and simulate a number of different UN scenarios. For instance, they might manage a crisis in the Security Council or debate resolutions in the General Assembly. With our international student body, a student from Germany, for instance, may play the roll of a Brazilian diplomat. This adds complexity to our Model UN proceedings.

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Student Life

The EF International Academy Experience “I found my voice here.” – Gina, Taiwan

Naturally soft-spoken, Gina didn’t have much opportunity to build her social confidence in her traditional high school in Taiwan. All of that changed when she reached the interactive classrooms of EF International Academy. Now in her second year of EF’s International Baccalaureate Program, Gina has benefited from the school’s small class sizes and encouraging atmosphere. She is active in drama club, a cheerleader, and even had a dancing role in the school’s drama production “Grease.”

Students gather to practice for the upcoming school musical, “Grease.”

“EF gave me a panoramic view of life.” – Yousef, Iran

For Yousef, one of the most meaningful aspects of his experience at EF International Academy has been the chance to participate in community service opportunities through the school’s Creative Action and Service Program (CAS). From the International Day of Peace to Children in Need, Yousef tries to participate in at least one service project each month to make the most of his time at the school — and on the planet. Students have had the opportunity to volunteer in Nicaragua to build houses for those in need, travel to Morocco as part of Duke of Edinburgh and also participate in a charity fundraiser in Central Park, New York.

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Taking a short break during a home-building project in Nicaragua.

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“I’m learning through leadership.” – Renan, Brazil

Soccer had long been a part of Renan’s life growing up in his native Brazil. That’s why it meant so much to him when he was named captain of the competitive soccer team at EF International Academy New York. Not only does the school’s athletic program allow him to fulfill his personal passion for soccer, the position of captain is an opportunity for Renan to gain important leadership,communication, and team-building skills that will stay with him through university and beyond.

Student-athletes gather for a quick photo during a recent football game.

“I now see the world in a new way.” – Alice, Rwanda

Alice aims to pursue a career in international relations following university, and there is no better place to prepare her than EF International Academy. When she’s not sharing perspectives on politics with classmates from around the world, she’s developing her own policy statements and speeches in the school’s Debate Club and Model UN groups. Outside the campus, Alice explores the endless number of political lectures, museums, and libraries in the New York City area, further preparing herself for success at an elite university.

Preparing for class at EF’s state-of-the-art student library.

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“We position every student for success.” – Ted McGrath, Head Teacher, EF Oxford

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A Cornerstone of Support — EF All the Way Support is at the heart of EF International Academy experience. From the initial admissions process in your home country through graduation and beyond, EF’s global network of admissions counselors, faculty, university placement advisers, and alumni keep students and their families informed connected, and prepare for success. At Home

Residence Life

Local admissions counselors help students identify the right campus and academic Program best suited to their goals. Once admitted, admissions counselors continue to serve as liaisons between the school and family back home so that parents always have a personal contact who can speak to them in their native language regarding their child’s progress.

Dorm parents offer 24/7 guidance to students living in the EF International Academy dormitories, whether they need help with homework or support in developing the confidence they need to achieve their goals. Dorm parents live on site with the students the entire academic year.

On Campus Teachers are the most powerful source of support on every EF International Academy campus. Speaking 45 languages, with experience living and working in 50 countries, their backgrounds are as diverse as the students they teach. They know first-hand what it’s like to live or study in another country, and take great effort to help students feel comfortable and excel in their learning environment. Personal advisers help manage the demands of a rigorous academic curriculum with the excitement –and challenges – of being away from home. Advisers meet with their students oneon-one every single week to make sure that they are thriving in the high school environment. Mock examinations, constructive feedback, and progress reports are a regular part of academic life. Students prepare for mock interviews with university placement adviser Cassandra Dragon.

Host parents offer a safe and secure environment to students who choose to live in host family accommodation. All host families are carefully selected and have hosted international students for many years.

University Advising University placement advisers guide students through the university placement process beginning their first month on campus. Advisers conduct weekly meetings with students, as well as ongoing consultation with parents, to identify the best universities for attaining individual goals.

Graduation and Beyond Alumni are an equally important part of the EF experience. EF International Academy Alumni Association ensures that students stay connected to the invaluable network of global peers they create during their stay. Alumni also help current students secure internships and further guide them through the university advising process. Alumni currently work around the globe in top international companies like PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young and CERN.

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A Personal Approach to Learning The EF International Academy experience is a personal one. With one-on-one guidance and support from teachers and staff at EF International Academy, students choose their own courses, their own academic program, and ultimately their own pathway to success. At the heart of that is a personal teaching method that also guide students every step of the way. Together with your local admissions counselor, you will complete EF International Academy’s proprietary Personal Learning Profile, which will help us determine not just your learning style, but the academic program most compatible with your personality, and the career path most suited to your academic strengths. The learning profile is a blueprint that will help you navigate your future, at EF International Academy and beyond. The results of your learning profile are shared with your family, as well as your core group of teachers and advisers, so that all can work as a team to ensure success on your chosen path.

“Faculty are more than teachers here.” – Taylor, Vietnam

Since coming to EF International Academy, Taylor says he has learned just how important one’s teachers are in contributing to the learning experience. He has found his science teachers to be especially inspiring, allowing students to explore scientific concepts hands-on, creating their own accelerometers and spectroscopes and testing key concepts like the speed of sound and the index of refraction. What’s more, teachers are always available to answer questions — both inside and outside the classroom. With plans of pursuing a career in chemical engineering, Taylor believes the personal approach to teaching — and learning — has given him a greater understanding of science and will ultimately lend an invaluable edge in university placement. “I never realized how important teachers are in determining the learning experience,” Taylor says. “EF International Academy showed me how amazing learning could be.”

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“I can accomplish anything.” – Mimmi, Norway

- Sheel, India

Mimmi has been involved with almost every student club on the EF International Academy campus, from student council to theater to basketball. Part of the reason she’s felt so comfortable doing so, she says, is her adviser, art teacher Rebecca Millhouse, and the ongoing support from her other counselors and teachers. With Ms. Millhouse’s encouragement, Mimmi has taken advantage of every opportunity that’s come her way. She’s even secured an internship in Manhattan to further explore her passion for entrepreneurship. “Every time I get a new idea for a project, or something I want to pursue, Ms. Millhouse encourages me to go for it,” Mimmi says. “She believes in me. That support makes all the difference.”

“My admissions counselor knew which program was right for me.” – Anastasia, Russia

Before coming to EF International Academy, Anastasia’s local admissions counselor in Russia worked with her and her parents to determine the courses and academic program best suited to her goal of becoming a doctor. They also determined that Anastasia would best thrive in a host family, which offered a quiet, supportive environment ideal for focusing on one’s studies. The extra support that Anastasia received before starting school made her and her parents feel secure in their decision to attend EF. “Every decision was made with my welfare in mind,” she says. “I knew I’d find success when I arrived here.”

“I have two families now.” – Steffen, Germany

What Steffen has enjoyed most since arriving at EF International Academy is the wealth of other students who are passionate about their studies and focused on the issues impacting the world. In addition, he says he has found great support in his host family and the rest of the EF community, all of whom are equally committed to his personal success. “My parents’ support gives me the power to continue,” Steffen says. “But my host family, teachers and friends give me the power to succeed.”

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University Placement 90%

of students accepted into their first-choice university

41%

of students accepted into top 10 UK universities

10%

of students accepted to Oxbridge/Ivy league universities

12%

of students accepted to medical schools

Scholarships $1.8 M

scholarships awarded to 2012 EF graduates from top universities

Test Scores Average SAT Math score of an EF student is 100 points higher than the national average

“Our ultimate goal is to find the best acceptance for every student.’’ —Cassandra Dragon, Director of College Placement, EF New York

University Preparation Calendar

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18-24 months

15-18 months

12-15 months

Enroll in EF International Academy IGCSE (Grades 9-10), IB Diploma, or A-Level Programs to gain strong academic foundation & adapt to the UK/UK education system

Begin university admission process and meet EF International Academy university placement adviser. Visit universities during school break.

Create short list of universities to research. Attend first SAT preparation course, and begin partaking in mock interviews. Oxbridge and medical aspirants begin specialist preparation.

Evaluate preliminary list of universities with parents. Continue to visit universities of interest. Take first SAT test.

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University Placement At EF International Academy, students begin planning for successful university placement as soon as they arrive on campus. Each student is assigned a dedicated, full-time university placement adviser who works with them to chart a detailed 2+ year path to acceptance at the university of their choice, be it in the United States, the United Kingdom or worldwide. Specialist preparation Oxbridge and Ivy League universities have high expectations of applicants. EF International Academy’s counselors maintain close relationships with the admissions teams at these universities and assist students through every step of the admissions process. Counselors perform mock interviews so that students can speak confidently about their coursework, and provide ongoing opportunities for test preparation and personal essay review. In addition, A-level students in the UK undertake an additional two hours of independent course work and research per week to gain an edge in the competitive application process For those students aspiring to study medicine, EF International Academy provides expert advice and support to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the extremely challenging entrance criteria associated with medical school admissions. Top-tier counselors help students research and identify suitable courses and arrange visits to medical programs. EF International Academy also organizes internships with local doctors and hospitals to fulfill relevant work experience requirements.

9-12 months

6-9 months

3-6 months

1-3 months

May/June

Make final course selection for UK. Oxbridge and medical aspirants undertake internships. Draft personal statement. Attend university fairs, and continue to visit universities of interest. Prepare for SAT/TOEFL.

Visit the campuses of top universities and meet with admission counselors. Take final SAT test. Submit UCAS applications to Oxbridge/Medical/ Dental/Law schools. Finish the college essay and apply to US universities by Dec. 31.

Apply to UK universities by Jan 15. Receive conditional offers for UK and final acceptances for US universities by mid March.

Narrow down university acceptances upon consultation with advisers and parents. Study for A-Level and IB exams.

Complete A-level and IB exams and await results. Make final university selection.

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University Placement Counseling EF International Academy New York provides an array of college counseling services and resources to ensure students find the right college and are able to navigate the increasingly competitive world of university admissions.

EF International Academy’s university counseling support guarantees success for every student.Each student is assigned an experienced university placement counselor who will work closely with them to devise an individual application strategy. Students receive help and support regarding: • • •

Completing applications Preparation for standardized tests Writing personal essays

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University campus visits University credits for advanced IB courses

EF International Academy students have been accepted to the following universities and colleges: University Acceptances within the US American University Babson College Columbia University Georgia Institute of Technology Michigan State University Parson The New School of Design Rensselaer Polytechnic University University Michigan UC - Irvine, Davis, San Diego University of Maryland University of Minnesota University of Vermont

Arizona State University Drexel University John Hopkins University lowa State University North Eastern University Penn State University Rochester Institute of Technology New York University ( NYU) University of Arizona University of Connecticut University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Washington

Auburn University Boston University Fordham University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy University of Southern California Purdue University Syracuse University UCLA University of lowa University of Miami University of Texas University of Wisconsin - Madison

UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES OUTSIDE THE US University of Cambridge Imperial College London University of British Columbia

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University of Oxford University of Hong Kong Hamburg University of Technology

London School of Economics ETH Zurich European Business School


“My university adviser was there for me every step of the way.” Ye Hoon Shin, Korea Accepted to Columbia University, ranked 4th in the USA. Like many, Ye decided to study high school in the US with EF International Academy in order to increase her chances of entering a top university. Through multiple years of hard work and determination, as well as help from faculty, she excelled in studies. Ye credits Cassandra Dragon, University Placement Adviser at EF International Academy New York, with helping her stay calm and prepared throughout the application process. Even during the Winter Break, Ye says, Ms. Dragon worked with her to ensure that she met her application deadlines, and that her essays were as strong as they possibly could be. “The support has been incredible; I couldn’t have made it so far without the help of all the faculty and staff at EF International Academy.” Ye gained acceptance to a range of top tier universities, including Johns Hopkins University and University of California, Los Angeles. She plans to study computer science at Columbia University.

EF International Academy’s university placement advisers guide students through every aspect of their university application. They routinely review personal statements and even perform mock interviews to ensure that students are fully prepared for that stage of the application process. Advisers also organize trips to top universities so that students can choose the university that is best suited to their interests and academic goals.

Oxford University Campus

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Campus Locations EF International Academy offers local and international students the opportunity to study in one of four global locations. Students can choose the academic setting that is most suited toward their goals and needs. New York, US

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Torbay, UK


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New York, USA

Programs offered: IGCSE (Grades 9-10) International Baccalaureate Diploma North American High School (Grades 9-12) High School Preparation

Accommodation type: Student Residence; Host family Address: 100 Marymount Avenue Tarrytown, New York 10591-3796 www.ef.com/academynewyork

EF New York is just 40 minutes from Manhattan, the heart of New York City

From the bright lights of Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, and from Broadway to Little Italy, New York City is one of the most diverse and eclectic cities on the planet. But New York has much more to offer than America’s largest city. The state is full of mountains, lush woodlands, and calm and quiet neighborhoods — including the quaint village of Tarrytown, where EF International Academy’s New York campus is located.

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Getting to Know Tarrytown Tarrytown is located just 40 minutes from New York City, yet the tranquil town. set high on the banks of the Hudson River, feels like it’s a world away. Complete with eclectic shops, coffee houses, and a range of local restaurants, Tarrytown offers the best of both worlds: proximity to the urban lifestyle of Manhattan, and a safe, peaceful place to live and study in the suburbs.


Dr. Brian Mahoney, Headmaster BA in History & MA in Teaching; PhD in Educational Leadership Dr. Mahoney has over 15 years of experience working in and leading private schools providing high quality Programs that promote global citizenship and lifelong learning skills. Dr. Mahoney previously served as Head for a K-12 school in New York and is a recipient of Edward Ford Fellowship awarded by the National Association of Independent Schools.

Faculty Profile

Tia Gueye / Head of Maths IB Coordinator As head of the math department at EF International Academy New York, Tia Gueye has seen stellar results, leading students to top scores on the IB program’s mathematic exams, and placing high in regional Math Olympiads and robotics competitions. As part of the faculty, she also helps students manage their core IB requirements, from extended essays to CAS activities. One of her goals, she says, is to promote the ethos of IB on the New York campus, and to make sure students are aware of the wide range of conferences, portals and traditions available to them as part of the IB curriculum. “I’m invested in these students,” Gueye says. “I see myself in every one of them. I’m invested in helping them succeed.”

To learn more about faculty in New York visit: www.ef.com/ academyteachersnyc

EF New York

Getting Around

Set on a gorgeous 25-acre wooded campus near the banks of the Hudson River, the EF International Academy New York campus is fully equipped with an indoor swimming pool, three theaters, a fitness center, extensive sports grounds, art studios, library, dining area and lounge. The location was formerly the home of Fordham University’s Marymount campus, offering university-level facilities at every turn.

The town of Tarrytown is just a 5-minute walk from the EF New York campus, and students can commonly be seen walking into town to shop or for a quick coffee with friends. New York City is just a train-ride away.

Scan this barcode with your mobile phone to learn more about EF International Academy New York online.

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Student Life

The energy on EF International Academy New York campus is vibrant. Students are constantly working, learning, singing, dancing, building — and changing the world— with a passion and energy that truly never quits.

“This campus exemplifies the American spirit — go, go, go!” -Kristina Cherubino, Director of Student Life

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Student Profile

Tam / Vietnam EF International Academy New York’s vibrant atmosphere is the perfect spot for a curious, creative and outgoing student like Tam. Since arriving last year, he has grown both intellectually and creatively, citing both his hands-on classes and inspiring teachers as the reason. Outside of academic achievements, he is captain of the basketball team, organizes on-campus performances for fellow student-musicians, and has even organized a charity concert in Central Park for UNICEF. “Being here gave me an outlet to build my own personality,” he says. “Every day here has shaped who I am.”

Student Life Student clubs and sports programs are extremely active at EF International Academy New York. The American spirit is alive and well, with students commonly launching their own clubs, and initiating their own charitable projects with the encouragement of EF staff. Students have also enjoyed excursions to nearby landmarks such as the United States Federal Reserve and even Harvard University. Off campus, student life is just as active, with weekend trips to Manhattan or volunteer projects in Tarrytown itself. In the past students have worked on a “Go Green EF” project that was aimed at designing and building a small windmill

generator that will provide energy for a spotlight on the campus.

EF New York Activities

Accommodation

Sports

Students at EF International Academy New York can choose to live in comfortable, on-campus dormitories, or with local host families. In the EF dormitories, house parents and teachers provide 24-hour support and mentorship, and ensure a safe home away from home for all students. Those choosing to live with host families will enjoy immersing themselves in the local community culture, and will further benefit from in-home access to their Englishspeaking host families.

Clubs

Soccer Basketball Tennis Rugby Swimming Running

Student Council Film Science Business Literature Drama/Theatre Art Calligraphy

Service Opportunities Amnesty International Lake Cleanup Elementary School Tutoring Habitat for Humanity Tarrytown Music Hall

Excursions United States Federal Reserve Boston & Philadelphia University visits to Yale, Drexel & MIT

School Events International Day Sports Day Lunar New Year Grease musical Student art exhibition


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Oxford, UK

Programs offered: International Baccalaureate Diploma A-Levels High School Preparation Accommodation type: Student Residence, Host Family

Address: Pullens Lane Headington Oxford OX3 0DT www.ef.com/academyoxford

Study in the academic heart of Great Britain

Just like the greater city of Oxford, an academic energy is palpable on the EF International Academy Oxford campus. The school attracts students who are ambitious about their studies, and who are driven to make the most of every opportunity to learn in their adopted city. EF International Academy Oxford students benefit from small class sizes, and proximity to the richest academic centres in the world.

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Getting to Know Oxford The academic heart of Great Britain, Oxford is a city renowned for its scholastic tradition and rich cultural and architectural heritage. Oxford has been a center of learning for more than 1,000 years, and students are still the heart of this vibrant, multicultural city. Whether studying at the famed Bodleian Library, visiting the botanical gardens, or browsing books at Blackwell’s — a staple since 1879 — there is always something to see, learn, or explore in this ever-enriching city.


Ted McGrath, Head Teacher BEd (Hons) Ms. McGrath has extensive experience in international education and leadership and is committed to developing quality academic Programs and raising standards in education. She undertook frequent responsibilities for the IB Organisation in the Asia Pacific region, while serving as Head of Sixth Form and IB Coordinator for 7 years at the Dulwich School in Thailand. In 2002 she was awarded the European Council of International Schools Award for the promotion of international education.

Oxford

Cambridge London

Faculty Profile

Tim Lewis / Chemistry teacher Tim Lewis taught in Japan, Bahrain,and Portugal before joining the faculty at EF Oxford. His favorite part of the school, he says, is that the teachers work together as a team to create a curriculum that truly inspires students — and that the students themselves inspire him every single day. Outside of the classroom, Lewis regularly takes students to lectures and exhibits at Oxford University to show them just how far they could go with a career in the science field. “This is a school where students love to learn — and a city where learning is cherished,” he says.”I get to experience that inspirational atmosphere every single day.”

To learn more about faculty in Oxford visit: www.ef.com/ academyteachersoxf

EF Oxford Located on Pullens Lane in a fully restored, centuries-old mansion known warmly as Cotuit Hall, the lush wooded grounds of EF International Academy Oxford recently received a multi-million dollar renovation and include spacious multi-media classrooms, state-of-the-art computer centers, modern dormitory accommodations, expansive student cafeteria, world-class language and science laboratories, and spacious and comfortable student lounge areas.

Getting Around The EF International Academy campus is located just ten minutes from Oxford’s city center. Bikes are one of the most popular ways for students to get around town, but buses are also quick and convenient. Oxford is located within an hour of London, and buses run 24 hours a day between the two cities.

Scan this barcode with your mobile phone to learn more about EF International Academy Oxford online.

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Programs offered: IGCSE International Baccalaureate Diploma A-Levels High School Preparation Accommodation type: Student Residence, Host family

Torbay, UK

Address: EF House, Castle Road Torbay, Devon TQ1 3BG, UK www.ef.com/academytorbay

New academic center opening September 2012!

Located on the southwest coast of England, Torbay is a city popular with the British and international travelers alike. Deemed the English Riviera, the region offers a wealth of beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, sports fields, and theatres while retaining the safe and quiet atmosphere that students need to learn effectively.

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Getting to Know Torbay Torbay benefits from a mild climate throughout the year, as well as proximity to some of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful countryside in the surrounding county of Devon. Biking, hiking, climbing and rafting are all popular in this part of the country. Dartmoor National Park is in close proximity, and the major cities of Plymouth and Exeter are both just a train ride away. The University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth are both major resources for EF Torbay students. In addition, The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry also has campuses in Exeter and Plymouth.


David Davies, Headmaster BSc (Hons), PGCE, Ad Dip Ed Mngt, NPQH A science graduate with a wealth of experience in educational management, Headmaster Davies ensures that students attain the highest grades and develop skills to succeed in university courses. He has served as an examiner for major exam boards and organized intensive A-level revision courses.

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Chris Nicholls / Sociology teacher CAS and TOK Coordinator Chris Nicholls teaches sociology for the A-level program at EF Torbay. He also manages the Creativity Action and Service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) components for the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. As such, Nicholls has come to understand the strengths of both curricula. Inspired by the IB’s focus on critical thinking, he’s even developed a similar course for his A-level students, encouraging them to develop the same inquisitive, analytical worldview promoted in IB classes. In line with the inclusive spirit of the EF International Academy Torbay campus, Nicholls has also worked to include all students — IB and A-level — in CAS opportunities. In the past, he’s helped organize everything from a sponsored walk on Dartmoor to raise money for the National Trust to smaller projects like Shelter Box (for disaster relief). He’s also helped launch a music club, where students can share their love of guitar, piano, and drums — and gain a much-needed break from their studies.

To learn more about faculty in Torbay visit: www.ef.com/ academyteacherstor

EF Torbay The EF International Academy Torbay campus is situated in a modern-day castle on a hill overlooking the city. In 2012, the campus underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that opened a new state-ofthe-art classroom building with spacious multimedia classrooms, technology centers, interactive science laboratories, art and music studios, and student lounge and study centers.

In addition to EF International Academy Torbay’s world-class facilities, students have access to numerous other local amenities, including dance halls, athletic fields, and fitness centers.

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Getting Around Torbay is easily walkable. The city’s quick and efficient taxi and bus systems are available for cross-town journeys. The UK’s efficient train system also allows for easy access to London, Oxford, and other points north.

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Academic Programs EF International Academy prepares students for success in the top US and UK universities through the world’s best academic curricula. EF International Academy admission counselors will help students choose the Program best suited to their personality, learning style, and career goals. Students are encouraged to participate in all four years of study to gain the ultimate foundation for their future goals.

The Ultimate Pathway to the World’s Top Universities United States & Canada IGCSE North American High School Grades 9-10

United Kingdom

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or IB Diploma

Universities worldwide

Universities worldwide


“Every day — every year — builds upon the next. Together, they create a foundation of lifelong success.” – Brian Mahoney, Headmaster, EF New York

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International Baccalaureate Diploma (Grades 11- 12)

Age 16+ Grade Level: Grades 11-12 Program Length: 2 years Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (CAN), Oxford (UK), Torbay (UK) Best suited for: Student seeking well-rounded worldview; those seeking admissions to universities in the United States or other top locations

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) is an internationally recognized qualification that prepares students for university study. The prestigious IB Diploma is grounded solidly in the concepts of inquiry, internationalism, and understanding. The IB aims to develop “inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

Student Profile

Students follow six courses, ensuring breadth of knowledge in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences, mathematics and the arts. In addition, the program has three core requirements that challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding: the extended essay independent research project, the Theory of Knowledge course, and a Creativity, Action, and Service component.

Eric / Spain Hoping to pursue a career in economics, Eric used his extended essay as a way to further explore one of today’s real economic issues — whether Spain should stay in the Euro Zone. Throughout the research process, he reached out to real economists in the field, creating a personal network of professionals and mentors, and gaining an edge for the university application process. “To truly be part of society, you must consider your place in it,” he says. “I love that I can do that through EF International Academy’s IB Program.”

Students take written examinations at the end of the program, which are marked by external IB examiners. They also complete assessment tasks throughout the program. Unlike many other IB World Schools, EF International Academy is truly international in

Top universities around the world offer university credit to those students who score high on IB exams. That means that successful IB candidates may complete university studies in less time than their peers who studied an alternate university preparation curricula.

*Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic Programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), or the Diploma Program. Candidate status and interested school status give no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its Programs, visit www.ibo.org

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nature, allowing students to live the ethos of the IB program every single day. In the IB’s Creativity Action Service (CAS) requirement, students are able to undertake service projects relating to their home countries or those of their EF friends. Students have organized events for Amnesty International, built houses in Nicaragua, and even tutored students in their school community. The hands-on aspect of the program allows them to gain an even deeper appreciation for the issues and places they are studying.

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“To truly be part of society, you must consider your place in it.” – Eric, Spain

The IB Curriculum The International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum includes six core subject groups and three core requirements. CORE SUBJECT GROUPS* Language A1 English A1 SL/HL Russian B SL/HL Mandarin B SL/HL Spanish B SL/HL Norwegian SL/HL Korean SL/HL Vietnamese SL/HL German SL/HL

Second Language English B SL/HL French B SL/HL Spanish B SL/HL German SL/HL Mandarin Abinitio

Individuals and Societies History SL/HL Psychology SL Economics SL/HL Business and Management SL/HL IT in Global Society

Experimental Sciences Biology SL/HL Chemistry SL/HL Physics SL/HL Environmental Sciences SL

SL - Standard Level / HL - Higher Level

Mathematics Mathematics SL/HL Math Studies SL

The Arts Theatre Arts SL/HL Visual Arts SL/HL Music Film Studies SL/HL

* Subject offerings vary slightly by campus

CORE REQUIREMENTS Extended Essay Requires students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a specific subject. The research culminates in a 4,000 word essay, preparing students for university-level research and writing.

TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) Requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing creative projects or service activities outside of the classroom.

Recent extended essay topics include: • To what extent do Norwegian farm subsidies benefit or harm the Norwegian economy? • Which commercially available water softener can soften hard water most effectively? • To what extent did the Marian Reforms (107 BC) lead to Rome’s rise and downfall? • To what extent did the earthquake in 2011 affect Japan’s export market? • How are mathematical logarithms involved in the creation of a piano? • How to take a brand from a local market to a global market

TOK discussion questions include: • How does cultural heritage explain an individual’s truth through perception, reason, emotion and, especially, language? • How do the varying legal systems of different countries affect our views on ethics? • Can we maintain an absolute standard for human rights despite our different cultural boundaries?

CAS activities include: • Performing first-aid through St. Johns Ambulance • Building houses for needy families in Nicaragua • Exchanging artwork with orphaned children in Mexico • Creating a windmill to support clean energy on campus • Planning charity music performances for Amnesty International

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at EF International Academy is unique in that it allows students to live internationalism, and to experience new global perspectives every single day through the diversity of the EF campus student body.

Students scored

10%

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International GCSE (Grades 9-10)

Age 14-16 Grade Level: Grades 9-10 Program Length: 1 or 2 years Locations offered: New York (USA), Vancouver (CAN) Torbay (UK), Best suited for: Students seeking an even stronger foundation in Western learning

Developed by the University of Cambridge, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular, globally-recognized qualification for students 14-16. EF International Academy offers the IGCSE curriculum for Grades 9-10 at its New York and Vancouver locations, and for Secondary Education at its Torbay campus. Student Profile

Eric / Taiwan Eric was on track to attend one of the top universities in Taiwan, but he felt that gaining a strong foundation in the Western education system would better prepare him for a career in medicine or engineering. He began his studies at EF New York in Grade 9 (IGCSE) two years ago and has since found tremendous success in the school’s IB Program. The extra classroom time at EF — as well as the school’s small class sizes and personal attention — increased his confidence on many levels. He has enjoyed participating in activities like Model UN, basketball, the student literary magazine and student council. Eric hopes to attend MIT to study Chemical Engineering.

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The international equivalent of the GCSE, the IGCSE program has long been a primary method of qualification in the United Kingdom and now offers international students a renowned pathway to A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and North American High School Diploma.

The Curriculum

Students who enroll in grades 9-10 in the EF International Academy New York campus follow IGCSE curriculum and form an even stronger foundation in the American education system, better preparing them for success in the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects based on personal interest or career goals.

IGCSE gives teachers two additional years to understand students’ strengths and learning styles, and to help them prepare for university admissions.

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EF International Academy schools are accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre.

Students following the IGCSE curriculum study a core group of subjects (English, math and science), as well as an elective group of studies (foreign language, humanities, information technology, and more).

The IGCSE bases qualifications on individual subjects, meaning that one will receive an IGCSE qualification for each subject he or she successfully completes. IGCSE students are externally assessed based on oral and written exams at the end of the Program. EF International Academy students have consistently scored among the highest in the world.


“I’m learning more than math and science. I’m learning what I’m capable of.” –Eric, Taiwan

Available courses Native Language Chinese German Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Thai Vietnamese Second Language English Literature English as a Second Language Chinese Spanish

Humanities/ Social Sciences History Economics Geography Business Studies Sciences Combined science that incorporates Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Arts/Public Speaking Visual Arts Theater Arts Drama Public Speaking Physical Education Wide variety of individual and team sports and activities

Mathematics International Mathematics that incorporates Algebra, Functions, Geometry, Trignometry and Probability

* Subject offerings vary slightly by campus

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Specialized Courses of Study At EF International Academy, students can tailor their academic Programs to fit their individual career path, be it medicine, law, business or engineering. The school also provides personalized support to outstanding students seeking entry to Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions.

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*University offers in the United Kingdom are conditional pending final exam results, which were not released as of the printing of this brochure.

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Medical/Dental

Engineering

Arts

Whether they are seeking entry to medical schools in the United Kingdom, or premed Programs in the United States, EF International Academy works with students to prepare them for this incredibly selective field of study. The school offers world-class science and higher maths courses, and further assists students with:

Those interested in the field of engineering will benefit from EF International Academy’s outstanding math and science curricula, and the vast array of opportunities for hands-on coursework that allow students to bring their studies to life. Engineering is based on the practical and creative application of mathematic and scientific methods. Whether seeking a career in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical or structural engineering, students are able to tailor large projects to meet their individual career goals. In the past, students have built windmills; studied the architecture of their home countries; and researched the chemical make-up of food and water as part of their EF coursework.

Students that are interested in the area of visual and performing arts, take ownership of the creative process to bring their visions to light. Outside of relevant course work, they also have the opportunity to create costumes and choreograph dances for dramatic productions, write and publish their own literary magazine or newspaper, and showcase their works at photography and art exhibits. The near endless opportunities allow them to build outstanding portfolios for the university admissions process in the fields of dance, music, fashion and graphic design. The school also offers:

• UKCAT and BMAT preparation • UCAS applications and personal statements • Work experience and medic-related internships • Seminars on relevant medical topics • Extensive interviews by both academic tutors and medical experts In the United States, the process for applying to medical school differs slightly, as students do not apply to medical school until they’ve successfully completed their undergraduate studies. In this case, students create a 5-year plan, focusing their efforts on gaining admissions to universities that have high placements in medical school.

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Outstanding higher maths courses Hands-on science laboratories Personal research projects Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities in engineering

• Film production with a professional film director • Participation in the art exhibitions locally and regionally • Job shadowing opportunities with professional theatre artists and musicians

Georgina, Nigeria Medicine, University of Leicester

Josh, United Kingdom Current Student IB2

Irene, Korea Visual Merchandising, Parson’s New School of Design

Growing up in Nigeria, Georgina had always dreamed of helping people through medicine. She credits her teachers at EF International Academy with helping her make that dream come true.

A day-student at EF New York, Josh moved to the United States with his parents after growing up in the United Kingdom. According to Josh, the hands-on experiments he’s performed in his biology and chemistry classes have inspired his passion for the field of bio-engineering. From processing data and formulating equations, to understanding the dynamics behind the way in which different materials interact, he’s learned a lot about science, and the world of opportunities that lie ahead. Josh hopes to pursue a career involving genetic modification.

At EF International Academy New York, Irene used the school’s proximity to New York to learn more about careers in the fashion industry. She plans to pursue a career in visual merchandising - a profession that allows her to combine her interests in fashion, photography, and interior design. “As a visual merchandiser, I will create spaces that communicate a designer’s vision,” she says. “I will create spaces where words are unnecessary.” Irene was also accepted to LIM College.

“They’ve been there every step of the way, from my first day of campus through the entire application process. They even helped with securing internships at local hospitals. I couldn’t have made it so far without their help and support.”

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How to Apply EF International Academy prides itself in having an inclusive admissions policy and a diverse student population. Students are accepted on the basis of merit, academic ability, and attitude. 1

Visit or call an EF Admissions Office Learn about our different campuses and academic options and schedule an online or in-person consultation with the Director of Admissions in the local EF Admissions Office.

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Prepare your application package IIn addition to your completed application form, you will also need to submit the following documents: • All available high school transcripts, including English translation • Evidence of English Proficiency • Statement of Purpose • Letters of Recommendation • Copy of passport photo and information pages

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Submit your completed application package

Admission Requirements

Submit your completed application package.

Grade 9/10 and IGCSE Ages 14-16. completed Grade 8 or 9, IELTS 4.5, TOEFL IBT 34/CBT 103, SLEP 43

An application fee of $175 USD is due upon submission of the completed application package.

IB and A Levels Ages 16-18, completed Grade 10, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 71/CBT 194, SLEP 57 Preparation Program Ages 14-18, open to all grades, IELTS 4.0, TOEFL IBT 19/CBT 60, SLEP 40 Student grades should demonstrate a strong academic level, with a minimum C average.

Featured Students

Danny / New York

Olivia / Denmark

An honors student in the local public school system, Danny wanted to attend a school that would prepare him for a potential career in international law. Now entering his first year of EF’s IB program, the school’s diverse student body will allow Danny to to do just that.

Olivia’s mom says she has observed remarkable change in Olivia’s personality since she started her studies at EF International Academy.

“I hope to gain a global experience, “ he says. “Instead of a foreign exchange program, where you would be immersed in only one culture, at EF I will learn from students and teachers from all around the world.” Danny hopes to further his aspirations in international affairs and law through participation on the Model United Nations and debate team.

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“She became very independent, confident, and has started believing in herself in a very different way,” Ms. Sorensen says. “Imagine what a difference it makes when teachers believe in student’s potential.” Thanks to all the help and support that Olivia received from the staff and faculty at EF, Olivia graduated at the top of her class at EF International Academy and was honored as the valedictorian during graduation ceremony.


Scholarship Opportunities

EF International Academy is committed to rewarding students for their achievements and helping them reach their goals by awarding scholarships based on merit. Our annual scholarship campaign gives exceptional students the opportunity to receive scholarship funding towards tuition and accommodation for the two-year IB Diploma and A-level Programs. Scholarship applications will be evaluated at three separate dates: November 2, 2012; January 25, 2013; and April 5, 2013. For more information, please contact Alexandra Pugliese at alexandra.pugliese@ef.com

All applications must include: • Most recent high school transcript • Letter of recommendation from the candidate’s school and/or class teacher • A resume detailing any awards, honors, service, or other activities in which the candidate has been recognized or has been a participant. A 300-500 word essay outlining the following: 1. The applicant’s ambitions for the future 2. How he or she can contribute to the EF International Academy community 3. Why he or she should be awarded the scholarship.

Application Criteria Scholarship applicants should be highly motivated and demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and overall contributions to the greater community. They should also present as well-rounded students, demonstrating extracurricular achievements in athletics, music, community service, leadership, or other personal areas of interest. Application Process Candidates can submit their scholarship application materials to alexandra.pugliese@ef.com. Once received, all applications are reviewed by ourl scholarship board that will select candidates for telephone interview. Following the interview, final winners will be announced.

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Pathway to the World’s Top Universities

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Accreditations & Memberships The EF school in Oxford is:

The EF schools in Torbay and Oxford are members of:

The EF school in Torbay is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education:

The EF school in New York is accredited by:

The EF school in New York is a member of:

EF International Academy in New York , Oxford and Torbay are IB World Schools, offering the IB Diploma Program. EF International Academy in Vancouver is interested* in pursuing authorization as an IB World School, delivering the Diploma Program. *Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), or the Diploma Program. Candidate status and interested school status give no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org

EF International Academy schools are accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre.


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