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Verto Education
March 27, 2020

Latest Updates on COVID-19

How Verto Navigated The Outbreak Of COVID-19: Q & A With The Founders Verto Education's Fall 2020 Enrollment GuaranteeLast updated on March 27th, 2020 Looking ahead, we anticipate our Fall 2020 semesters abroad to run as planned. As the safety of our students is always our primary concern, we continue to monitor the COVID -19…
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Verto Education
March 19, 2020

The Verto Education Enrollment Guarantee

At Verto Education, we aim to provide meaningful international education with fewer of the barriers. In the spirit of inclusion, affordability, and enrichment, we model our programs and partnerships to ensure that students are positioned for academic success and will graduate in the traditional four-year timeline.  Despite this season of uncertainty in our world, Verto…
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Verto Education
March 10, 2020

How To Transfer Your College Credit

Most colleges agree, taking a year out of the classroom before college is a good thing. Harvard actually encourages their students to take a year off, and goes as far as to attribute its 97% graduation rate to the number of their students who take a break after high school. Studies show that students who…
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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…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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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…
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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