Welcome!

Whether you’re a prospective student, currently enrolled on a semester, or a Verto alum, we’re here for you. One of the ways we like to stay connected is by hosting virtual events on a variety of topics. Some events are catered to specific audiences and others are intended to bring us all together. Check out this page for an ongoing calendar of our upcoming events and make sure to register for those that interest you.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information: Madeline@VertoEducation.org

Spring 2020 Event Calendar

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Thursday June 4, 3:00pm PT, 6:00pm ET – The Art of (iPhone) Travel Photography Workshop! – Virtual Event

Make your photos come alive on your Verto adventures! Want to learn about the art of taking incredible photos that will showcase your transformative semester? Join us for a short course in iphone photography! You’ll learn how to think like an artist, frame your shots, and compile an influencer-worthy instagram feed. Hosted by the very talented Jessica Castellan – check out her work on instagram @bebacastellan

Who should register? All are welcome 

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Wednesday June 10, 12:00pm PT, 3:00pm ET – Verto Student Success Coach Office Hours – Virtual Event

Are you preparing for a Verto semester and want some additional guidance? Join us at our Student Success Coach Office Hours held monthly. Feel free to stop by and talk to Michaela and Madeline about pre-departure, what to expect, what to pack and where you can find additional resources to prepare for your semester. We’re happy to help! Pop in with just a few questions or stay for a longer conversation – it’s up to you! We’ll be hosting this event from 12:00pm – 2:00pm PT on the following days:
Wednesday June 10
Tuesday July 21
Tuesday August 18

Who should register? Verto students enrolled for fall or Spring! Not enrolled for fall or spring, but looking for some guidance? Tap the chat bubble in the lower right-hand side of your screen to speak with an admissions counselor. 

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London students taking a selfie in the london eye

Thursday June 11, 6:00pm PT, 9:00pm ET – Europe Semesters Netflix Party! – Virtual Event

Want to connect with other students participating in on-campus semesters this fall and spring? Join us for a Netflix party! We’ll be using the Netflix Party feature to watch a movie together and chatting in the side bar. A great opportunity to relax, chat with some of your peers and watch a travel/Europe-related movie. Register today – more information coming soon! 

Who should register? Verto students enrolled for fall and spring! 

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Friday June 12, 10:30am PT, 1:30pm ET – Alumni Presentation Series: Ruby – Virtual Event

Want to know what it is really like to experience a Verto semester? Join us for this series of presentations from our Verto alumni, where they’ll share photos and stories of their semesters and stick around to answer a few questions. In June, we are joined by alum Ruby, who completed a Verto semester in Latin America (Costa Rica + Dominican Republic) in Fall of 2019. We expect the event to last 45 minutes.

Who should register? All are welcome

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Wednesday June 17, 3:00pm PT, 6:00pm ET – Verto Health & Safety “Town Hall” – Virtual Event

At Verto, transparency is one of our core values. Especially in challenging times, we strive to convey important and updated information to you regarding student health and safety. Join us at our biweekly “town hall” style meetings with Verto Director of Operations and Safety, Dave Dennis. Hear updates from the field and get your questions answered. You can also refer to our Fall 2020 Scenario Plan for an outline of Verto’s preparations for this fall, during which we guarantee students will earn credits, regardless of delivery mode.
Wednesday June 17
Wednesday July 1
Wednesday July 15
Wednesday July 29
Wednesday August 12

Who should register? Verto students and families enrolled for fall or spring! Not enrolled for fall or spring, but looking for some guidance? Tap the chat bubble in the lower right-hand side of your screen to speak with an admissions counselor. 

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Field Classroom

Thursday June 18, 6:00pm PT, 9:00pm ET – Field Semesters Netflix Party! – Virtual Event

Want to connect with other students participating in field semesters (South Pacific, Latin America and Hawaii) this fall and spring? Join us for a Netflix party! We’ll be using the Netflix Party feature to watch a movie together and chatting in the side bar. A great opportunity to relax, chat with some of your peers and watch a travel/destination-related movie. Register today – more information coming soon! 

Who should register? Verto students enrolled for fall and spring! 

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Tuesday July 7, 3:00pm PT, 6:00pm ET – “Survival Spanish” Workshop Part 1 – Virtual Event

Although you don’t need to be bilingual to participate in a Verto semester, any traveler knows that having some basic language skills can take you far! Join us for Part 1 of 2 to learn some basic “survival Spanish,” including common phrases, pronunciation techniques and tips for language learning. No previous Spanish required and all levels welcome. 

Who should register? All are welcome 

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Students in Fiji making food

Thursday July 16, 4:00pm PT, 7:00pm ET – World Traveler Trivia – Virtual Event

How well do you know the culture and customs of your Verto semester destination? Come test your skills with our Verto World Traveler Trivia and maybe even learn a little something! Do you know any international holidays? How different cultures greet each other? What food is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner around the world? You don’t have to be an expert to join and you just may surprise yourself by what a world traveler you turn out to be . . . 

Who should register? All are welcome 

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Madrid students in class

Tuesday July 28, 3:00pm PT, 6:00pm ET – “Survival Spanish” Workshop Part 2 – Virtual Event

Join us for Part 2 of 2 to learn some basic “survival Spanish,” building upon the skills of Part 1! Cover more common phrases, learn destination-specific slang, learn more about basic grammatical structures and get recommendations of some books and movies you can use to practice. No previous Spanish required (although attending Part 1 may help!) and all levels welcome. 

Who should register? All are welcome 

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