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Host an international student and receive a $360 stipend towards the homestay experience! This July in Charlotte, NC. This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes:   4-day Summer Camp on the  Queens U. campus.   Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset

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New Oasis student experiences New Hampshire Primary

Voting day for the “First In The Nation New Hampshire Primary” has passed. After a good snowstorm that lasted most of Monday, Sharon Eng, student coordinator for The Derryfield School, shoveled out and made her way to our polling place with her New Oasis host student, Angela Xu. Angela was able to see how to register to vote, experience

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Does your international student know about the Super Bowl?

In less than one week, the most-watched TV event in the United States will kick off. Conversations all week have been about football. With all of the hype surrounding the game, your international student may be in a bit of culture shock, asking “Just what is all of the fuss about?” The Super Bowl is

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From Charlotte to Cuba: A trip of Thanksgiving

  From November 20-28, Andy Gong, a senior at Charlotte Country Day School, Sharon Qian, a sophomore at Charlotte Country Day School, and 20 of their peers traveled to Cuba on a journey of service and cultural exchange. The student-initiated trip took place during the students’ Thanksgiving break, and gave students the chance to experience

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Giving back: New Oasis, the Virginia Beach community and the Morrills

HERNDON, VA. — In June of 2012, Kristy Morrill, Virginia Beach student coordinator for New Oasis International Education, learned that her sister, Kendra Atherton, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site (ACUPS), a life-threatening cancer. After her diagnosis, Atherton started her battle with vengeance. A personal trainer by trade, she continued to eat healthy

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New Oasis students shine at CNU Regional High School Mathematics Contest

Some students can’t wait for the weekend, where they will get a break from the pressures of school, but 13 students at Cape Henry Collegiate School spent their Saturday competing in the Christopher Newport University Regional High School Mathematics Contest on Nov. 14. Of all the students participating in the contest, primarily from public schools

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Summer Activities Contest Winner: 3rd Prize

Summer Activities Contest Winner: 3rd Prize- $1000 (2 winners) During the summer of 2015, for the first time in the history of New Oasis International Education, students were able to participate in the Annual Summer Activities Contest. The New Oasis Summer Activity Contest was designed to engage high school students to participate in quality summer

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Inaugural Summer Activities Contest Winner: 2nd Prize

During the summer of 2015, for the first time in the history of New Oasis International Education, students were able to participate in the Annual Summer Activities Contest. The New Oasis Summer Activity Contest was designed to engage high school students to participate in quality summer activities in any field of interest to them. Students

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China Trip Update: Home Visits

A team of 16 leaders from New Oasis partner schools are in China with New Oasis. Updates are from Kathy Freeman, Director of Partnerships, U.S. Oh my! We had a BLAST at our mini Homestay tonight! What a precious mom and daughter. Plus she had a friend in from Italy, France and other parts of China

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Inaugural Summer Activities Contest Winners: 1st Prize

During the summer of 2015, for the first time in the history of New Oasis International Education, students were able to participate in the Annual Summer Activities Contest. The New Oasis Summer Activity Contest was designed to engage high school students to participate in quality summer activities in any field of interest to them. Students

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China Trip Update: Snow at the Great Wall

  A team of 16 leaders from New Oasis partner schools are in China with New Oasis. Updates are from Kathy Freeman, Director of Partnerships, U.S. — The group posed for a beautiful photo this morning in our gorgeous hotel before weathering the snow! Yes… I said SNOW; plenty of it too! About 3-4 inches

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New Oasis Sponsors 2015 Fall Trip to China

In roughly 14 hours, 14 staff members from New Oasis partner schools will land in Beijing, China, where they will have two weeks full of learning opportunities, educational fairs and sightseeing. Leaders from New Oasis partner schools, Battle Ground Academy; Saint Andrew’s School; Ravenscroft School; Providence Day School; Charlotte Country Day School; The Lovett School; The

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China Trip Recap: Guest Blog by Sister Regina Ryan (Villa Maria Academy)

  Sister Regina Ryan and a group of six staff members from New Oasis partner schools recently returned from China. Here is how Sister Regina Ryan, from Villa Maria Academy, recaps the trip: Reflection of China Trip Admittedly, China was never on my bucket list.  Before September 17, 2015 my impression of China was that of a

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China Trip Recap: Guest Blog from Kelly Friday (The Oakwood School)

Kelly Friday and a group of six staff members from New Oasis partner schools recently returned from China. Here is how Kelly Friday, from The Oakwood School, recaps the trip:   Like a family, the  seven “First-Timers” shared a similar experience; we were all in China for the same two weeks. And just like a family,

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Final China Trip Update: Coming Home

As we all spread out to our different gates to return to our loved ones and our local communities, we have all agreed that this has been a wonderful experience. As a group of “First-Timers,” to China, it was not without the struggles of overcrowded airports, unfamiliarity with food, exhaustion and basic nerves of being

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China Update 7: Ningbo

New Oasis has committed itself this year to the new mantra: Global Can Be Local. It is to symbolize the fact that you can have a global community in your local area by hosting and exposing your local area to a new country, traditions, and viewpoints. Today, our team of partner schools did just that. We

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China Trip Update 6: Shanghai

Shanghai is simply impressive. For the past two days, our team of partner schools has been cared for so kindly by our China team members, Jane and Penny, and provided such a keen insight into an amazing powerful and influential city. If Beijing represented China’s past, Shanghai is most certainly the future. After the Opium

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China Trip Update 5: Guest Blogger, Ashley Pittman (ACCHS)

As we parted ways with Suzy Fitzpatrick in the airport, I just knew things were going to get interesting. We were on our way to Zhuhai, a small coastal city of one million in the southeastern part of China near Macau. I was extremely excited to see the “pearl girl” which is the famous postcard

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China Trip Update 3: The Great Wall

  Energy was still high this morning as we boarded the bus guided by our lovely and helpful China team members Lily, Lily, and Daniel. We traveled about an hour and a half to the Mutianyu Great Wall… and words can not explain how wonderful and majestic it is in person. It was funny, as we

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China Trip Update 4: The Forbidden City

Most coordinators, schools and host families often wonder why our students always travel with so much cash when they come to the United States and the fact is, almost everything in China is paid for in paper money. I have yet to see someone pay for food, gifts, tickets with debit or credit card. This

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China Trip Update 2: Arrival in Beijing

We made it! After the 14-hour flight, all seven of us agreed that it was not as bad as we feared. It was a mix of anxiety and excitement as we walked and chatted with each other throughout the flight. One of the most impressive moments was when Sister Regina gathered us to her seat to

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China Trip Update 1: Boarding the Plane | A note from Homestay 360

  My bags are packed and I am ready to go! For three years, I have hoped and dreamed for the moment to walk the streets, hear the sounds, smell the aroma, and see the world in which our students come from at New Oasis International Education! Today, I am boarding a plane to do

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New Oasis International Education sponsors biannual trip to China

HERNDON, VA. — New Oasis International Education is providing educators from four of its partnering American high schools a unique opportunity to travel abroad and experience firsthand the culture from which many of their future students will come. Leaders from The Oakwood School, Hebron Christian Academy, Villa Maria Academy and Allentown Central Catholic High School,

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New Oasis students take first step into life in America

Two sessions of New Oasis’ 2015 New Student Orientation are “in the books” as they say. Students arrived in Herndon, Virginia, from schools all over the country on August 2-14. These students spent their weeklong session getting to know other New Oasis students, learning New Oasis procedure, and receiving assistance and tips from New Oasis

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An Open Letter from a Host Family

New Oasis is pleased to share (with permission) the following letter from a 2014-2015 host family: Our family had been considering hosting an international student for several years. We wanted to share our home, family, and traditions with someone from another culture and wanted to experience a larger family.  After learning about the New Oasis

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Culture Corner: The Fourth of July

At New Oasis, our academic coordinators have received questions over time related to uncommon vocabulary in the English language and cultural differences. To aid in the adjustment and learning process, we have launched the Culture Corner. On this page, each month, we will focus on areas where students have presented questions. The Fourth of July

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New Oasis Presents at 2015 NAFSA Annual Conference

Over May 24-29, in Boston, Massachusetts, global education professionals from around the world gathered for the 2015 NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo. One of those professionals was Jennifer Morrissey, Senior Education Specialist at New Oasis International Education. Morrissey joined Christine A. Farrugia of the Institute of International Education, Ann Corriveau of Boston University and Eddie

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Featured Student: Yula Zixin Ye, Rising Senior, Peninsula Catholic High School

Yula Ye arrived in the United States in 2013 as a sophomore exchange student in a new school, in a new country. But when she first arrived at Peninsula Catholic High School in Newport News, Virginia, she quickly realized she felt right at home. Several short years later, Yula is heading into her final year

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A student by day, a dolphin by night: Featured student, Bob Xia

Bob Haoqi Xia, a junior at Cape Henry Collegiate, is a student by day and a dolphin by night. Yes, you read that correctly. In addition to juggling the life of a high school junior, Xia serves as Cape Henry Collegiate’s mascot, a dolphin. So how does one end up as an undercover dolphin? Xia

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Featured Student: Rena Shenghan Gao, Freshman, The Ravenscroft School

Rena Shenghan Gao is a successful student in every sense of the word. Only a freshman at The Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, Rena has already achieved more than most students achieve during their entire four years in high school. Rena is a star-student, but that’s only the beginning. She is actively involved in

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New Oasis team travels to Peninsula Catholic High School to advocate for students

Someone once joked “before criticizing someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’re a mile from them and you have their shoes.” On a serious note, a figurative walk in someone else’s shoes can tell you a lot about what that person is going through. New Oasis students know the feeling, as two

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Culture Corner: Graduation Ceremonies

At New Oasis, our academic coordinators have received questions over time related to uncommon vocabulary in the English language and cultural differences. To aid in the adjustment and learning process, we have launched the Culture Corner. Each month, we will focus on areas where students have presented questions. It’s graduation season. As you watch the

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College Advising with Megan: May 2015

To better serve its students, New Oasis has improved its college-admissions advising with the help of our academic coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has more than ten years of college-advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a guidance counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly online presentations and direct meetings with

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New Scam Targets International Students

  Students and host parents be advised, a new scam is targeting international students. We want to ensure the safety of all of our students, so please read the following statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). While this occurrence took place in Chicago, there is always the possibility it can spread to

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New Oasis Hosts Second Coordinator Summit

New Oasis Coordinator Summit, take two. Action! New Oasis welcomed seven new coordinators to its team on May 1-3, during the second coordinator summit in Herndon, Virginia. The seven coordinators arrived from Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, and engaged in a weekend-long training session, where they heard presentations from President and CEO, Sean Chen,

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New Oasis travels to Global Education Benchmark Global Educators Conference in Miami, Fl.

“Inspire, connect and act” was the theme of the third annual Global Education Benchmark Group Global Educators Conference on April 23-24. Sean Chen, president and CEO of New Oasis International Education, Suzy Fitzpatrick, director of the Homestay 360 Program at New Oasis, and Kathy Freeman, director of partnership, traveled to Miami, Fl. last weekend to

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New Oasis staff travels to Cape Henry Collegiate for Dolphin Jamboree

  Two members of the New Oasis team traveled to Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 21 to spend the afternoon at Cape Henry Collegiate School’s Dolphin Jamboree event. New Oasis has partnered with Cape Henry Collegiate for more than three years, and was grateful for the opportunity to be able to share this event with

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New Oasis math training program sends two students to final round of competition

In the past week, two New Oasis students have made their way into the final round of a highly-selective, national high-school math competition. Kuanhao Kevin Jiang, and Yunxiao Gary Yang attended the New Oasis AMC Training Program, designed to prepare students to succeed in the American Mathematics Competition. The program is led by Dr. Eugene

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Featured Student: Kevin Kuanhao Jiang, Junior, Allentown Central Catholic High School

The United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) is a highly-selective, high school mathematics competition held annually in the United States. Simply qualifying for this contest is one of the highest achievements a high-school student can earn. Kevin Jiang, New Oasis student at Allentown Central Catholic High School, not only qualified as one of the 264 students selected from the

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New Oasis staff visits Lehigh Valley schools, advocates for students

  It was a trip for the students. Sue Zhang, academic manager, and Lizzie Liu, academic associate at New Oasis International Education traveled to Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, from April 8-10, to visit Bethlehem Catholic and Allentown Central Catholic high schools and New Oasis students. The purpose of the trip was to seek out the

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Featured Student: Shan Wang, Greensboro Day School

Earning an acceptance to a top-tier university is not a small accomplishment. Earning multiple acceptances and interviews to top-tier universities? That’s nearly impossible. Shan Wang, a senior at Greensboro Day School, has been accepted to the University of Washington in St. Louis, a university accepting only 17% of its applicants, ranked 14 in the nation by

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College Advising with Megan, March 2015

To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has more than ten years of college advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly

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New Oasis staff gathers for Inaugural Student Coordinator Summit

From March 20-23, New Oasis staff from 11 states gathered in Sterling, Virginia for a weekend of training, networking and teambuilding. The New Oasis Inaugural Student Coordinator Summit began on Friday evening, as Homestay 360 Managers met with newly-hired student coordinators over dinner, to welcome them to the team and prepare them for the upcoming

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China trip update: the team has returned!

  Updates courtesy of Kathy Freeman, director of partnerships, U.S. It seems like only yesterday leaders from our partner schools departed on a trip to China. A short two weeks later, the team has returned to the United States. Throughout the course of the trip, the team bonded as a group and established friendships to

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New Oasis hosts academic webinar: “How to Build a Resume,” March 23

Have you ever heard of someone getting a job without a resume? The chances of that happening are slim to none. A resume is a crucial element in advancing your career, and can also play a significant role in earning a college acceptance letter. On March 23, 2015 at 7 p.m., Megan Aquilante, academic coordinator

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China trip update: The team is in the air!

Today, leaders from New Oasis partner schools are departing to join New Oasis President & CEO, Sean Chen, and Director of Partnerships-U.S., Kathy Freeman, on a 15-day trip to China, sponsored by New Oasis. New Oasis is committed to preparing the trip attendees for all of experiences they will encounter. Bringing the group together pre-departure

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Featured Student: “William” Jinjiang Xie, Battle Ground Academy

“Home is where the heart is;” at least that’s how the adage goes. New Oasis’ international students have multiple homes. For William Xie, a ninth-grade student at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee, this rings especially true. William loves his host family. “My family members are all so nice to me,” William said. “My host

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New Oasis coordinators provide support for host families

Have you been considering hosting an international student? New Oasis provides support to its host families in a variety of ways. We understand hosting a student is a big commitment, and we do everything we can to make sure the experience is positive for host families and students. By placing the highest priority on student

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New Oasis Sponsors Spring China Trip

  Look out, China! Here they come! Leaders from New Oasis partner schools in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Maine will join New Oasis President & CEO, Sean Chen, and Director of Partnerships-U.S. , Kathy Freeman, on a 15-day trip to China, sponsored by New Oasis. The group will travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu

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New Oasis 2015 Chinese New Year Recap

The first week of Chinese New Year is nearly complete, and we are proud to share that many of our coordinators and schools hosted wonderful celebrations with our students. We’ve compiled a quick recap of some of the events our coordinators put together this past weekend. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School: Cherie Lachocki, student coordinator

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College Advising with Megan, February 2015

To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has more than ten years of college advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly

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Bethlehem Catholic High School announces partnership with Cabrini College

New Oasis is excited to announce a new partnership that will surely benefit its students. Students at Bethlehem Catholic High School may now earn college credit while still in high school, thanks to a new program. Bethlehem Catholic has established a new academic partnership with Cabrini College, a residential liberal arts college in the Philadelphia

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Featured Student: Wei “Wayne” Zejun, Allentown Central Catholic

UPDATE: 04/13/2015 Wayne has been accepted by Berklee College of Music.   Opening a college acceptance letter brings excitement, anxiety and a sense of accomplishment. For one Allentown Central Catholic High School student, opening that letter is simply the start of a journey sure to be filled with commotion and accolades. Wei Zejun, or “Wayne,”

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Warning: New Scam Targets International Students

New Oasis would like to bring to our family’s attention a recent scam that is targeting international students: Caller ID Spoofing. This type of scam involves the display of an inaccurate, or misleading contact information that appears on the incoming call display (caller ID). The victim of the scam may be lead to believe that

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Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is nearly upon us. This annual celebration is one that many of our students hold close to their hearts. New Oasis recognizes the importance of the holiday to our Chinese students, and requires our student coordinators to plan related activities. In some cases, coordinators representing multiple schools will work together to

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Featured Student: Guanzi “Gareth” Yao, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School

Guanzi Yao (Gareth) Gareth is an 11th grade student at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to his regular studies, Gareth has found time to volunteer in his community and participate in his school’s choir. Studying in the Virginia Beach area has been something Gareth really enjoys. While he loves

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Super Bowl Weekend 2015: What’s the big deal?

Super Bowl Weekend is upon us. Conversations all week have been about football. With all of the hype surrounding the game, you may find yourself in a bit of culture shock, asking “Just what is all of the fuss about?” The Super Bowl is a huge part of American culture, but to someone who is

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New Oasis students, families, experience NBA as part of Student Orientation

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is deemed the sport “where greatness happens,” and after last week’s New Oasis International Education trip to see the Washington Wizards square off against the Brooklyn Nets, 11 NOIE students would have to agree. Jan. 16 was a day full of excitement, thrills and adventure for NOIE students, a set

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A Warm Welcome: Student Coordinator Welcomes Students and Parent to Peninsula Catholic High School

A Warm Welcome: Student Coordinator Welcomes Students and Parent to Peninsula Catholic High School The New Oasis orientation is only the first phase of welcoming students on their study abroad journey.  Following the New Oasis orientation at headquarters our local student coordinators work closely with host families, schools, and the community to create a warm

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College Advising with Megan, January 2015

To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has over ten years of college advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly on-line

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Pilot Program: Academic Team Hosts Reading Training Classes

New Oasis is dedicated to improving the quality, and types of services that we provide our students. The 2014-15 school year has seen many new additions, and improvement in our academic advising services. To continue this growth, the academic team will be piloting online workshops over the never several weeks. Katherine Yang, academic adviser since

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New Student Orientation, Spring Students 2014-15

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The purpose of New Oasis student orientation is to prepare students with the basic information on American schools and families in order to help them during their initial  transition. After each orientation session passes we learn that there is so much more that an orientation provides for students and families. One of the most important

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Celebrating the Holidays Abroad

Celebrating the Holidays Abroad Studying abroad invites students to learn and embrace new customs and traditions. New Oasis International Education students have had the opportunity to experience the traditions of American families, including their Holiday traditions. During the month of December, Student Coordinators planned and hosted holiday celebrations for students and their host families. These

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Test taking skills- from New Oasis Academic Coordinators

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December in the US is a time generally associated with holiday cheer, fun filled snow days, and time with family. During all of the festivities, it is important for students to remember that January is sneaking up with mid-terms or final exams. Students often feel overwhelmed by their approaching exams. This is especially true in

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Featured Student: Xilin Xu “Celine” from North Yarmouth Academy

Featured Student: Xilin Xu “Celine” from North Yarmouth Academy  Xilin Xu, “Celine” is an 11th grade student studying at North Yarmouth Academy in Maine. Most 11th graders barely have enough time to prepare for the SAT, college applications, and their classwork; however, Celine, has found time to manage these demands and begin a Chinese Dance

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Student Blog Post: Tips on the College Application Process Part I

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Hi! How’s everybody doing? This is Xiaoou. Long time no “blog.” I was quite busy preparing for my SAT I & II and college applications. I finally survived all of these complicated things. So, today I will spend some time talking about what is necessary for your application process, or rather to say how to

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Featured Student: Yibo Zheng “Dean”, Taking Leadership Opportunities at GDS

Featured Student: Yibo Zheng “Dean”, Taking Leadership Opportunities at GDS Yibo Zheng, “Dean” is a senior studying at Greensboro Day School in NC. From his first days as a student in the U.S., Dean showed an interest in getting involved and making an impact in his new school. He has been active in several school

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China as Our Classroom

China Trip, Fall 2014 “Living in another country is like being in an around the clock classroom”(1). New Oasis wanted to provide this type of “classroom” experience for several of our partner educators. By inviting guests to China for 14 days New Oasis was able to provide a glimpse into the experience of, and emotions

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College Advising with Megan, November 2014

To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has over ten years of college advising experience. Until recently, Megan served as a  Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise to our students through monthly on-line

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Featured Student, Ran Li: Embracing New Experiences and Opportunities

Featured Student, Ran Li: Embracing New Experiences and Opportunities Ran Li, “Vivian”, began 10th grade at Norfolk Christian School in August 2014. This was Vivian’s first experience studying abroad. Not unlike other international students, Vivian was nervous about her new experiences; living with a host family, attending a new school, and living in a new

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Academic opportunities that you may never have considered…

Academic opportunities that you may never have considered… I often feel as if many international students allow their intense desire for AP coursework to drive their high school schedule and planning. Indeed, AP courses can challenge students academically; however, there are a bevy of advanced, and unique programs that do not catch the attention of

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Dedicated to continuous improvement: New Oasis attends WAnet

New Oasis is committed to the education of our students, as well as supporting our students’ educators. The New Oasis team is always seeking opportunities to learn about new practices or shared experiences with others in our industry. Most recently, several staff members were able to attend different conferences, which addressed a variety of topics

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Student Interview on the first 30 days: Yanrui, “Ray” from BECA

Arriving to study in another country is an exciting time filled with many new experiences. Amidst all of the excitement it may be easy to forget about all of the adjustments a student must make in their new home, school and community. New Oasis recently spoke with Yanrui Jiao, “Ray”, to learn about her experiences

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New Oasis Coordinators Plan Trip to John-Hopkins University for Students

The role of the New Oasis student coordinator is an important part of our students success. Coordinators not only provide support in identifying and preparing host families, but work with the student through the duration of their studies. Our dedicated coordinators also strive to seek opportunities for their students to help them grow socially and

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Academic Team to Enhance College Advising Resources

To better serve our students, New Oasis has improved our college admissions advising with the help of our Academic Coordinator, Megan Aquilante. Megan has over ten years of college advising experience. In addition to her role with New Oasis, Megan is currently a Guidance Counselor at Complete College Planning Solutions. She will provide her expertise

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Charlotte Partner Schools Provide a “Taste of Home” for International Chinese Students

On Saturday, September 27th, New Oasis International Education participated in a fun and exciting culinary event in the Charlotte region. Students hailed from seven different schools, including Providence Day School, Charlotte Country Day School, Carmel Christian School, Charlotte Catholic High School, Cannon School, Christ the King Catholic High School and Northside Christian School. Ten students

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RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING HOMESICKNESS; PART 2 FROM A STUDENT COORDINATORS VIEW

Kelly Myers, a New Oasis Student Coordinator, recently wrote to the host families of her students about what culture shock means for an international student. This information may be helpful for any families with students working through culture shock or “homesickness”. Below is the letter written by Kelly Myers: “After speaking with several students and

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Recognizing and Managing Homesickness; Part 1 from an Educators View

Recognizing and Managing Homesickness; Part 1, from an Educator’s View Homesickness is a feeling of illness experienced when one is away from their home, their family, their friends and all that is familiar. It can hurt like a fractured bone or a broken heart. The good news is that this condition is curable with a

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New Student Orientations August 2014

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This summer New Oasis organized their first local new student orientations. Over 120 new students and 75 parents participated in 3 days of orientation in Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. For many students and families, this was their first time visiting the United States. Local coordinators and academic, homestay and marketing support staff

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Student Blog Post: How to Prepare for Standardized Tests Part 3

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Hi guys, this is Xiaoou Chen! It’s already summer. I hope you have all had a great time so far. Previously, I have talked about the two sections—reading and listening—of the TOEFL test. Here are the two links that can direct you to the previous posts How to Prepare for Standardized Tests Part 1 and

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Coordinator Spotlight: New Oasis Welcomes Battle Ground Academy

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[post written by Vanessa Jozwiak, New Oasis Marketing and Relations Associate] Student coordinators are an important part of New Oasis’s program. These dedicated individuals typically reside in and work in the communities where our students study. This connection to the local area is important in helping identify opportunities for our students from volunteer work to

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Area Spotlight: Portland, Maine

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[post written by Jennifer Morrissey, New Oasis Northeast Regional Director] “The Mail Run in Portland” Perhaps because of its northerly perch, Portland, Maine is often not given credit for being the incredibly beautiful city that it is; a cosmopolitan niche rich with art galleries and great shopping blended with the smell of salty ocean air,

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Homestay 360 Testimonial: Corinne Robison

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Corinne Robison, Student Coordinator talks about her experience hosting a student with New Oasis International Education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMod3e9H47g&feature=em-upload_owner    

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Host Family Referral

Happy Summer! New Oasis is busy preparing the arrival of our new students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Over the past five years, we have grown geographically. We started in Pennsylvania, and now we have partnered with schools in Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Colorado! At New Oasis, we value our

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New Oasis Student Blogger: How to Prepare for Standardized Tests Part 2

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Hi guys, this is Xiaoou Chen! It’s already been about a month from my last post. Sorry for the delay. I was quite busy recently. In this post, my 4th post, I will pick up what I left last time and continue to talk about how to prepare for the standardized tests. For the first

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Homestay 360 Testimonial: Tammy Becker

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Tammy Becker, Homestay 360 Manager talks about her experience hosting a student with New Oasis International Education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCxHr_-pPo8&feature=youtu.be

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Homestay 360 Testimonial: Suzy Fitzpatrick

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Suzy Fitzpatrick, Director of Homestay 360 talks about her experience hosting a student with New Oasis International Education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaJ3Wzmzq4o

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Student Success: Zejun Wei

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New Oasis would like to take a moment to recognize Allentown Central Catholic student Zejun (Wayne) Wei. Yesterday Zejun was a performer at the Friends of Music Outstanding Young Artists Recital 2014 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Friends of Music sponsors a competition yearly since 1966 to choose an Outstanding Young Artist in the Lehigh Valley.

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In the News: Vail Mountain School launches international program

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Originally published in Vail Daily, April 26, 2014 VAIL — Vail Mountain School’s Leela Greenberg has a double degree in Chinese and Spanish, spent a year in Spain as a Fulbright scholar and studied abroad in China and Taiwan. When VMS decided to start an international program, she got the nod. She’s now the school’s international

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New Oasis Student Bloggers: Jonathan, Jason, David and Steven

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New Oasis International Education is pleased to welcome the addition of 4 new student bloggers from Cape Henry Collegiate – Tianyi “Jonathan Cui, Zi’ang “Jason” Ren, Zhouwei “David” Li and Peixuan “Steven” Huang. Tianyi “Jonathan” Cui It’s such a pleasure to be here introducing myself and sharing my experience since I have come to study in America. My real

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New Oasis Student Blogger: How to Prepare for the TOEFL Part 1

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Hi! This is Xiaoou Chen. So happy to talk to you guys again. Previously, I have made a brief introduction to the big picture about how American high school works and a reminder to student about how to get along with host family and protect who you are. This time I want to talk about

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New Oasis students create video to help bring attention to World Language Week

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Recently, New Oasis students Jonathan Cui, Bob Xia and Sylvia Liu, along with several other students in the International Club at Cape Henry Collegiate made a video to help bring attention to World Language Week. Bob, Jonathan and Sylvia interviewed their classmates and many members of the Cape Henry faculty and asked them a simple question:

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Reflections From the Head of School – Dr. Lewis

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Dr. Lewis, Cape Henry Collegiate’s Head of School writes about his thoughts on the New Oasis trip to China Originally published on Cape Henry College’s Facebook page If you happen to get lost walking the streets of a Chinese city and you are worried about your Asian language skills, don’t be too concerned.  Just ask

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New Oasis Student Blogger: Living with a host family

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Hello again everybody! I am so happy to write for my second post. Previously, I have introduced myself and described a vague picture of the high school system in the United States. I hope that information is helpful to you. This time I want give you some suggestions about how to get along with host

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China Trip Recap Through Photos

Earlier this month, trip participants arrived home after a 15 day tour of China, a trip sponsored by New Oasis International Education to help its partner schools understand and experience the Chinese education system. Below is a photo recap of the 2014 New Oasis partner school trip to China. Visit to Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan

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Press Release: Gaston Day School Students Participate in National Math Competition

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Students Place Above the Top 25% Nationally Gastonia, NC – March 12, 2014 – Three New Oasis International Education students attending Gaston Day School – Doris Chen (grade 10), Lilith Tang (grade 9), and Grace Wang (grade 10) – participated in the 15th Annual American Mathematics Contest 10 on February 19, 2014. The students competed

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This Week’s Recap: Beijing to Chengdu

[post written by Kathy Freeman, New Oasis Southeast Regional Director] We started our Saturday morning in Beijing bright and early with a shopping excursion to one of the most famous pearl markets in China, Zhenzhu Pearl Market.  China is known for beautiful pearls, and many on the trip wanted to shop for gifts to take home to loved ones.  Pictures

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Shanghai Fair and Hangzhou

On March 2nd, the group of school representatives attended a recruitment fair in Shanghai to interview prospective students that are interested in attending their schools. John Petruzzelli of Bethlehem Catholic High School Dr. John Lewis and Cathy Lewis of Cape Henry Collegiate Rebecca Steigenga of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Margaret Mills of Ravenscroft School Teresa Wilson of

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An Excellent Day in Beijing

[post written by Kathy Freeman, New Oasis Southeast Regional Director] Friday was our first full day in China and it was wonderful! We are beginning our journey in the capital city of Beijing. Our group had a great rest after the long flight to China and woke up ready to see some amazing sights. Everyone

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New Oasis Sponsors Second Annual Partner School Trip to China

This week, New Oasis International Education kicked of its second annual partner school trip to China.  Leaders from New Oasis partner schools in Colorado, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia joined New Oasis President & CEO Sean Chen, and Northeast Regional Director Kathy Freeman, on a 15 day trip sponsored by New Oasis.  The

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New Oasis Holds Intensive “How to Succeed in High School” Workshop

Last week, New Oasis International Education held its first “How to Succeed in High School” workshop close to New Oasis headquarters in the Washington, DC metro area.  The piloted workshop was created to help educate New Oasis students about the college admission process and debunk common misconceptions on how colleges make admissions decisions.  New Oasis Homestay 360

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Q&A with NYA student, her natural parent and host parent

Celine Xu is a 10th grade student who recently arrived in the U.S. to study at North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, ME.  Celine and her natural mother made the trip together in January to Maine and were greeted by her New Oasis Homestay Coordinator and were welcomed into the McLellan home (Celine’s host family). We recently caught

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New Oasis Student Blogger: Introducing Owen Chen

Hello everybody! I am Xiaoou Chen, and I am from Anhui, China. My English name is Owen, which is thought to match with the last syllable of my Chinese name and make it easy for people to remember. I am really glad to have the opportunity to start with my first blog post today. Currently,

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: NRCA STUDENT EXCELS SOCIALLY AND ACADEMICALLY

New Oasis and NRCA student Vivian Li arrived in August to the New Oasis program as a quiet, yet ambitious student. Entering her junior year, Vivian knew that she had a lot of work ahead of her: immersing herself into a new culture, attending a new school, meeting new friends and setting goals for herself

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New Oasis Celebrates the Lunar New Year

  On Friday, January 31st the Lunar New Year will begin and will last for 15 days. In China, the festivities known as the Spring Festival and the new year is determined by the lunar calendar. Other countries who celebrate the Lunar New Year include Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Tibet and Mongolia, as well as several

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LEAD Workshops Set Student Focus Beyond the Classroom

This year, New Oasis International Education is proud to offer a  new and exciting pilot program: Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD).  Currently in its trial phase for the 2013 – 2014 school year at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Gaston Day School and Greensboro Day School, LEAD offers student participants unmatched enrichment and development opportunities to better prepare

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New Oasis Academic Workshops Set Students up for Success

This fall, New Oasis Academic and Homestay 360 Coordinators hosted Academic Workshops for New Oasis students. The Academic Workshops were held locally throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Students learned about basic study skills to help them with their school studies, note taking and standardized test taking tips, and an overview of the American college

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New Oasis and NCAIS Offer International Student Program Workshop

Last week, New Oasis International Education and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) held a professional learning workshop for NCAIS members focusing on international student program development. The workshop, “Globalizing Your Campus: Effective Methods for Recruiting and Supporting International Students” had a variety of topics ranging from “SEVIS” to “Establishing a Successful Homestay

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Nansemond-Suffolk draws students from around world

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NRCA International Student Expansion

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