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stages of culture shock
Verto Education
February 24, 2020

The Psychology of Culture Shock

A fish out of water. A bike without a chain. Out to sea. A stranger in a strange land. There are many metaphors for culture shock, all of which attempt to describe the unique experience of being far from one’s home country and culture. Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by…
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Verto Education
January 30, 2020

Introducing Our New On-Campus Semesters

We’re so excited to announce a new program offering for students. Our On-Campus semester has everything you’ve loved about Verto, just with a new twist. Unlike our In-the-Field semesters, where students move around between countries and learning sites, our On-Campus semesters offer an immersive experience with a singular home base in an amazing city.  The…
Students learning in Costa Rica
Verto Education
January 30, 2020

Learning with Verto: Our Field Semesters

If you’ve been exploring all things Verto Education, you’ve (hopefully) gotten a sense for what Verto’s all about: immersive, experiential learning in some pretty epic places.  And while all the talk of getting college credit for adventuring around the world sounds amazing (and it is!), it might be hard to imagine how that actually translates…
student planting
Verto Education
December 10, 2019

Student Stories: Take the Leap of Faith

Nantucket is an island thirty miles out to sea off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The island has a year-round population of roughly twelve thousand people. I was born on this little island and have spent my entire life growing up in this incredibly welcoming and wholesome community. Due to the size of the…
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Verto Education
November 27, 2019

Verto’s Guide to College Deadline Terminology

In our last post, we detailed how to prepare for college application season starting freshman year. Once you’ve checked all those boxes, you’ll not only have your application all ready to go, you’ll also be an amazing candidate for your dream schools. Now that you’re ready to apply, it’s time to figure out WHEN to…
backpack
Verto Education
November 21, 2019

How Should I Start Planning for College?

As you approach high school and senior year, college can totally feel like the giant elephant in the room. The impending application process might seem too daunting to even think about. From the pressure of decision-making to the time and effort of filling out tons of paperwork, planning for college can sound like an incredibly…