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Posts by Kelsea Conlin:

22 Best Gap Year Programs – 2024

Posted on: 06 May 2024

So, you’ve decided to take a gap year after high school. Now what? An internet search will reveal droves of possibilities, from international service learning to backcountry survival to language immersion. However, searching for gap year programs–all of which promise meaningful experiences and feature websites brimming with Instagram-worthy photos–can sometimes feel like browsing Facebook Marketplace […]

Best Outdoor Adventure Summer Programs — 2024

Posted on: 29 Apr 2024

Daydreaming of spending your summer—or at least part of it—testing your limits in the great outdoors? Is a longing for adventure baked into your identity? Alternatively, are you a self-proclaimed glamper looking to push yourself out of your comfort zone? In addition to strengthening your connection with and appreciation for our planet, outdoor adventure summer […]

Laurel Springs School: Private High School Spotlight

Posted on: 19 Apr 2024

Looking for a high school experience that is personalized and innovative, yet centered around academic excellence? One that provides a college-bound culture? That immerses you in a passionate and curious social community? If you’re wondering where this utopia exists, the answer is Laurel Springs School, a fully accredited, online private high school accessible from anywhere […]

Best Summer Art Programs – 2024

Posted on: 19 Apr 2024

Pop quiz: What are the visual arts? (If you said this in a Keanu Reeves voice a la Speed, you win.) In addition to painting, drawing, and sculpture–three of the most time-honored mediums–other creation and design methods include architecture, photography, video, and filmmaking. And new mediums, like AI-generated art, continue to burgeon, raising heated debates […]

Best Summer Theater Programs – 2024

Posted on: 19 Apr 2024

If you’re an aspiring performing artist, you’ve probably heard (at every family barbeque and birthday party since starring in your first-grade production of Jack and the Beanstalk) that your career of choice is a long shot. It’s true–acting and singing are notoriously competitive and difficult to break into–but there’s plenty you can do to prepare. […]

Best Summer Film Programs – 2024

Posted on: 18 Apr 2024

Many of us never move past the cringe-worthy productions recorded on our parents’ camcorders with terrible lighting and disinterested “actors” (i.e., younger siblings costumed in pillowcases). However, if you survived that phase and went on to develop a true passion for studying, creating, and producing films, you’ll know that the artistry, skill, and patience required […]

Best Architecture Summer Programs – 2024

Posted on: 18 Apr 2024

From prehistoric stone circles to modern-day sustainably built structures, architecture has undergone a spectacular number of changes since its Neolithic period origins and will continue evolving in response to societal needs and demands. A unique blend of STEM and art, it’s an excellent career choice for students who are creative, technologically savvy, and design-oriented; undergraduate […]

Best Summer Leadership Programs – 2024

Posted on: 18 Apr 2024

From law firms to movie sets to biology labs, there’s no doubt that good leadership is the backbone of any successful workplace. (If you’ve ever worked on a group project, you can attest to this fact–the vibe can turn Office Space rather than Friday Night Lights quite quickly.) As such, many programs help students develop […]