SJR Excellence Scholarship Recipient Meets Canadian Ambassador

On a recent sunny afternoon in Hanoi, Pham Quynh Anh, who was awarded the SJR Excellence Scholarship, the most generous scholarship ever awarded to a Vietnamese student, had the opportunity to meet with Deborah Chatsis, the Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam.  It was a chance for Ambassador Chatsis to congratulate Quynh Anh on this extraordinary achievement and … Continue reading SJR Excellence Scholarship Recipient Meets Canadian Ambassador

4 Benefits for International Students at U.S. High Schools

It was interesting to see a recent US News & World Report article about the benefits for international students who study at US high schools, which are well-known to those of us who work in the field.  1. English language training 2. Pre-college navigation 3. College readiness 4. Social acculturation There has been a dramatic upswing in the … Continue reading 4 Benefits for International Students at U.S. High Schools

Hai Duong Student Awarded The SJR Excellence Scholarship

This is a press release about the most generous scholarship ever offered to a Vietnamese student.  Follow this link to read the Vietnamese version (Học bổng Tài năng SJR đã tìm ra người thắng cuộc).  MAA Hai Duong Student Awarded The SJR Excellence Scholarship Hanoi — Capstone Vietnam is pleased to announce that St. John’s-Ravenscourt School … Continue reading Hai Duong Student Awarded The SJR Excellence Scholarship

Hieu’s Story: The Next Chapter

Some of you may recall my 26 November blog post about Nguyen Trung Hieu, an 11th grader at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted, whose literature class assignment somehow found its way onto the Internet, where it has touched the hearts of millions and spurred an outpouring of support.  A Dream Fulfilled Shortly after Hieu’s … Continue reading Hieu’s Story: The Next Chapter

Trải nghiệm ở Trung học nội trú: Sự chuẩn bị cho Đại học và cho cả cuộc đời

Bài viết này được viết bởi Nguyễn Xuân Toàn, một học sinh ở Hà Nội, đã tốt nghiệp trường trung học phổ thông Hà Nội Amsterdam năm 2008 và trường nội trú Phillips Academy Andover năm 2010. Hiện nay cậu đang là sinh viên của trường đại học Amherst. Tôi vẫn thường nói đùa rằng … Continue reading Trải nghiệm ở Trung học nội trú: Sự chuẩn bị cho Đại học và cho cả cuộc đời

The Boarding School Experience: Preparation for College and for Life

 This guest post was written by Nguyen Xuan Toan, a student from Hanoi who attended Hanoi-Amsterdam High School and graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 2010.  He is currently  a student at Amherst College.  -------------------- I often joke that boarding schools are basically colleges for high school students. In some ways they are. The boarding school experience resembles … Continue reading The Boarding School Experience: Preparation for College and for Life