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Verto Education
August 28, 2020

Student Development: How Verto Fosters Self-Awareness

Many students inadvertently spend the first year struggling to adapt to the rigor of college academics and the huge life adjustment to increased independence and responsibility. To call my first year in college unhappy would be an understatement. I remember feeling utterly overwhelmed by all the options and somehow, simultaneously, like there was nothing right…
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Verto Education
August 19, 2020

Building Community with Virtual Learning

Verto students learn from local experts from around the world on their Hybrid and in-person semesters. We get it. This year is not what anyone expected. Zoom classes just aren’t the same and you’re worried about missing out on making new friends, joining clubs, and having an exciting first year of college. We don't blame…
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Verto Education
June 30, 2020

Ask an Expert: How Do I Learn a Second Language?

Fall 2019 students on the Verto Latin America semester compare language learning notes from class in their favorite study spot - the beach! I remember when I first started learning a second language. It was Spanish, and I was a sophomore in high school. As things started to click in place, I realized that Spanish…
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Verto Education
June 16, 2020

Day in the Life on a Verto Semester: Fiji

Fall 2019 Verto students in Fiji participate in a community celebration in Fiji Whether it’s the shift from lecture-based classrooms to experiential learning, or hearing from locals instead of from a textbook, Verto programs are designed based on the belief that learning should ignite passion and joy. While all this talk of getting college credit…
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Verto Education
June 9, 2020

Mental Health Advice for Students Planning to Travel Soon (And for Any Graduating Senior)

This is a guest post by Gary Robinson, Verto’s mental health consultant. In addition to working with Verto, Gary is the Director of Counseling at Hartwick College and co-founder of P3 Mental Health Advisors. Connecting with others and sharing experiences are an integral part of a Verto semester, like these students on the South Pacific…
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