Verto Virtual Community Events

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Whether you’re a currently enrolled student or a Verto alum, it’s time to gather – virtually, that is! Verto offers a variety of virtual events that bring us all together over topics of interest, shared goals, and common ground. Scroll down to discover the upcoming events. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly, we’ll be adding even more Verto-wide community events this summer!

Events by Audience:  Students  –  Parents  –  Past Events

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Fridays in July, College Counseling Office Hours

Please join us on Fridays at 2pm PST / 5pm EST for Verto College Counseling Office Hours! Spend the first 15 minutes learning:

-Who Verto’s college counseling team members are
-Why we do what we do
-Your next steps in the college planning process
-The Verto Timeline
-FAQs and Terms to Know

For the remainder of the hour, we’ll be opening up to a Q&A, so please bring your questions if you have them!

Students: Register in your Verto Student Portal

Starting July 20, COLLEGE COUNSELING SERIES, Bringing it all Together

The last week of the series will pull all the pieces together from the past month in 3 working sessions that help you get closer to your personal goals. Verto offers 3 dates for this event, so select one below to register! 

Register for July 20, 1pm PT/4pm ET
Register for July 21, 1pm PT/4pm ET
Register for July 22, 1pm PT/4pm ET
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Mandatory Event: Virtual Pre-Departure Orientations

Prior to departing for your Fall 2021 semester, you must attend your mandatory student pre-departure orientation. During this orientation, you’ll learn about arrival protocol, final preparations for travel, and meet the friendly faces who will greet you in your destination. Students will register for their orientation via the Verto Student Portal. Events last 2 hours and we highly encourage parents/guardians to attend with their students. 

Who should register? Verto students enrolled for Fall 2021! Not enrolled for fall, but looking for some guidance? Tap the chat bubble in the lower right-hand side of your screen to speak with an admissions counselor. 

Dates (Students must attend 1 of the following events):

Thursday July 22, 1:00pm CT – 3:00pm CT (11:00am PT – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm ET – 4:00pm ET)
Friday July 30, 10:00am CT – 12:00pm CT (8:00am PT – 10:00am PT, 11:00am ET – 1:00pm ET)
Tuesday August 3, 5:00pm CT – 7:00pm CT (3:00pm PT – 5:00pm PT, 6:00pm ET – 8:00pm ET)

Students: Register in your Verto Student Portal
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Starting August 10th, Weekly Hangouts

Every Tuesday at 6pm ET,  join Verto Students for an opportunity to get to know your community! Enhance your communications skills through team-building activities and meet your future classmates. Events will be a mix of full-group activities and semester-based breakout rooms. Join in on the fun – register in the Student Portal today!

Students: Register in your Verto Student Portal

Events for Verto Parents & Guardians

Past Events

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Wednesday July 21, 2pm PT/ 5pm ET, For Parents/Guardians: Guiding your Student through Homesickness, Cultural Adaptation, & Building Resilience

Are you the parent or guardian of an enrolled student? Join us as these monthly events to learn more about how you can support your student with their pre-semester preparations and prepare them for independent success in college! Verto staff will select a special topic to cover and offer program updates specifically for parents. At this event, we’ll discuss best practices for preparing your student to face new challenges in their first year of college and beyond. 

Who should register? Verto parents/guardians of students enrolled for Fall 2021!

Watch the recording here
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Tuesday July 20, 9am PT/ 12pm ET, Enrolled Students Town Hall Event: Resilience, Homesickness, & Undergoing Transformation through Travel 

Join us at our monthly enrolled students town hall event! During this event, you’ll gather information about how to best prepare for your semester with Verto Education. Verto staff will select a special topic to cover and offer you updates on your program and itinerary. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with your Student Success Coach during breakouts.

July’s special topic? Resilience, Homesickness, & Undergoing Transformation through Travel – Register in your Verto Student Portal, released June 1. 

Watch the recording here
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Wednesday June 23, 2pm PT/ 5pm ET, For Parents/Guardians: Helping your Student Stay Healthy Abroad

Are you the parent or guardian of an enrolled student? Join us as these monthly events to learn more about how you can support your student with their pre-semester preparations and prepare them for independent success in college! Verto staff will select a special topic to cover and offer program updates specifically for parents. At this event, we’ll discuss best practices for staying healthy abroad. 

Who should register? Verto parents/guardians of students enrolled for Fall 2021!

Watch the recording here
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Thursday June 17, 9am PT/ 12pm ET, Enrolled Students Town Hall Event: Navigating New Cultures & Culture Shock

Join us at our monthly enrolled students town hall event! During this event, you’ll gather information about how to best prepare for your semester with Verto Education. Verto staff will select a special topic to cover and offer you updates on your program and itinerary. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with your Student Success Coach during breakouts.

June’s special topic? Navigating New Cultures & Culture Shock – Register in your Verto Student Portal, released June 1. 

Watch the recording here
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Thursday May 20, 9am PT/ 12pm ET, Enrolled Students Town Hall Event: Academics & College Coursework

Join us at our monthly enrolled students town hall event! During this event, you’ll gather information about how to best prepare for your semester with Verto Education. Verto staff will select a special topic to cover and offer you updates on your program and itinerary. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with your Student Success Coach during breakouts.

Watch the recording here
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Tuesday May 18, 2pm PT/ 5pm ET, For Parents/Guardians: How to Research your Student’s Destination & Aligning Expectations for Travel

Are you the parent or guardian of an enrolled student? Please join Dave Dennis, Verto’s Vice President of Risk Management and Liz Kather, Verto’s Director of Student Affairs, for a webinar introducing the importance of researching and aligning expectations with your student as they take on their first year of college abroad.  We will also discuss what going abroad looks like in a pandemic,  the importance of personal goals and cultural humility. 

Watch the recording here