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Verto Education
November 7, 2019

Verto Education, a Freshman Year Abroad College Program, Raises $6.3 Million in Seed Funding to Revolutionize the College Experience

Verto is on a Mission to Make Higher Education Accessible, Affordable, and Achievable for All Portland, Oregon - (November 7, 2019) - Today, Verto Education, a company that has created a new freshman year abroad college program, announced $6.3 million in funding. The company will use the funding to pursue its mission to bring international…
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Verto Education
November 6, 2019

How do we achieve diversity in study abroad?

One of the biggest challenges in the field of international education is increasing the participation of underrepresented student groups. Although data shows that study abroad is becoming more diverse, there is still a long way to go. Diversity doesn’t happen by accident. Some universities and third party providers are proving that it can be achieved…
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Verto Education
September 27, 2019

7 Ways That Well Meaning Staff Do Harm: Inclusive Best Practices For Supporting Underrepresented Students

In an episode of her podcast “On Being”, Krista Tippett interviewed Annette Gordon- Reed, author of “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination” and Titus Kaphar, the award-winning artist whose works re- interpret history from the perspective of the unheard. At one point in the interview, Ms. Tippett asked…
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Verto Education
September 12, 2019

Should I Take a Year Off Before College?

Last Updated on May 6, 2020. Wondering if a year off before college would be the right move for you? Don’t stress, Verto has your back with a breakdown of the pros and cons of a year off (and how to get the best of both worlds).  Why You Should Go Straight to College High…
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Verto Education
September 6, 2019

Meet the Field Instructor Who…

Grew up on a Pineapple Farm Despite growing up on a former pineapple farm in West Palm Beach, Florida, Cody Ward didn’t eat his first pineapple until he was in his 30’s! “My parents told me I was allergic to pineapples, which ended up being a total lie. I think they just wanted to keep…
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Verto Education
August 8, 2019

Lessons From Darwin: The Importance of Observation in Environmental Science

Course Director, Kaycie Lawson discusses the importance of observation in environmental science. Kaycie has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Her nearly 20 year career working in environmental science has taken her to places around the globe.   “In the distant future…
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Verto Education
July 31, 2019

Beyond Bananas: An Immersive Approach to Learning Latin American History

Course Director, Lean Sweeney shares her teaching philosophy and experience living in Mexico. Lean Sweeney defended her doctoral dissertation, "Stateless Space and Nationless Citizens: Tools of State-Making on the Chiapas-Guatemala Border, 1821-1899" in April of 2019 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and received a Master's in Mexican History from the Universidad Nacional…