August 4th, 2020


Our guarantee is to always put the safety of our students first, to provide the best 1st-year college experience in the world, and to innovate within higher education. We are open and transparent with our scenario planning to ensure students, families, counselors, and university partners have the necessary insight to make educated decisions to best fit each student’s individual situation.
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Verto Education
September 17, 2020

Verto’s Hiring Process: Q&A with our Hiring Manager and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead

Some of Verto’s South Pacific staff in Fiji. Local Program Leaders, traveling Program Leaders, Academic Success Coordinators, and instructors work together on a student-centered team. This month, Verto students will embark on an incredible first-year experience where they will explore, create and learn about the world with our amazing Field Instructors, Program Leaders, and Support…
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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…
studying in the sand
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…
kava ceremony
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…
classroom "in the field"
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…
students in class
Verto Education
May 5, 2020

Why a Semester with Verto Will Make You More Employable

Independence, cultural competence, courage… we’ve all heard about the benefits of spending time abroad. Yes, these are excellent personal traits, but will they actually help you achieve your post-graduation goals? In an increasingly competitive job market, it makes sense to wonder about whether study abroad is a worthwhile investment in your future. The awesome news:…
Latin America Field Semester Class
Verto Education
April 21, 2020

Verto Limits Fall Class of 2020 to 500 Students

With so many uncertainties at traditional universities for this coming Fall 2020 semester, applications for admission to Verto have increased dramatically. With that in mind, we have made the decision to limit our Fall 2020 entering class to 500 students.  We just passed 5,000 applications for an enrolling class of 500 students. While we have…
studying in library
Verto Education
April 15, 2020

How to Decide on a College Without Visiting

How to Decide on a College without Visiting Most of us would never buy a car or a house without seeing it in person first. So what happens when you have to make just as big and important of an investment without ever laying your eyes on it?  Choosing the right college can feel like…

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