1. ESC Alumni Panel I: Exploring College and University Offerings

    This summer, we were lucky enough to welcome a number of ESC alumni back to the ESC Center for “Alumni Panels”, during which they provided valuable advice and guidance to our current students about application season and life at their respective colleges. It is truly inspiring to witness how much our students grow and mature…

  2. Dispatches from the Test Prep Team: Can I increase my TOEFL and SAT Scores at the Same Time?

    Many students feel that the TOEFL and SAT tests are mutually exclusive. The TOEFL is a test of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers, both in generalized use and in academic English. On the other hand, the SAT goes beyond just language proficiency, and requires students to apply more reasoning, logic, and general problem-solving…

  3. Highlight: GSP – Sports Culture

    Elite Scholars China holds a series of Global Scholars Programs (GSP) for graduating high school seniors. These mini-inquiries are meant to help students hone professional and personal skills before they attend college in the U.S. Covering topics ranging from managing roommate expectations to time management, these workshops veer from the traditional educational consulting path to…

  4. Dispatches from the Test Prep Team: Non-Test Testing Skills

    Dispatches from the Test Prep Team is a series of posts on the ESC blog intended to help you improve your test prep skills!  This week, we will focus on non-test testing skills. So, you’ve spent hours upon hours memorizing vocabulary words and grammar rules. You’ve completed countless practice tests, attended tutoring sessions, and sharpened…

  5. Highlight: GSP – Cooking Basics

    Elite Scholars China holds a series of Global Scholars Programs (GSP) for graduating high school seniors. These mini-inquiries are meant to help students hone professional and personal skills before they attend college in the U.S. Covering topics ranging from managing roommate expectations to time management, these workshops veer from the traditional educational consulting path to…

  6. Highlight: GSP – Managing Roommate Expectations

    Elite Scholars China holds a series of Global Scholars Programs (GSP) for graduating high school seniors. These mini-inquiries are meant to help students hone professional and personal skills before they attend college in the U.S. Covering topics ranging from managing roommate expectations to time management, these workshops veer from the traditional educational consulting path to…

  7. Dispatches from the Test Prep Team: When to Start

    So, you have reached the end of your Gao1 year. Congratulations on finishing your first year of high school! Now you have a very important choice to make: spend your summer listlessly enjoying the beautiful days, or spend some of your time investing in yourself and becoming a stronger college applicant by starting your test…

  8. An ED2 Story: Hanson’s Journey to Wesleyan

    Founded in 1831, Wesleyan University is a small, four-year private institution located in Middletown, Connecticut. Wesleyan, Amherst University, and Williams College comprise what is known as the “Little Three” – a group of distinct small liberal arts schools in New England. Wesleyan is also one of the original schools to be considered a “Little Ivy”….

  9. Highlight: GSP – How to Make Friends in Your Freshman Dorm

    Elite Scholars China holds a series of Global Scholars Programs (GSP) for graduating high school seniors. These mini-inquiries are meant to help students hone professional and personal skills before they attend college in the U.S. Covering topics ranging from managing roommate expectations to time management, these workshops veer from the traditional educational consulting path to…

  10. Intern Testimonial: Madisen

    A lot of people ask me, what is a 19-year-old American doing in Beijing? Well, let me introduce myself. My name is Madisen Siegel. After graduating from Deerfield Academy I decided to spend one year living and studying in Beijing before attending Columbia University. I have spent most of the year taking Mandarin classes at…