Monday, June 22, 2009

Get a BETTER College Education for LESS!!!!!!!

My friend, Maya Frost, is an amazing woman with an amazing family. She and her husband, Tom, have four daughters who are beautiful, popular, cultured and well educated. In a world where parents are afraid to move to a new neighborhood because their kids may have to change schools, Maya and Tom have moved from Seattle to Mexico and then Argentina, all while their girls were either in high school or college. Their last family vacation while all the girls were in high school was a backpacking trip through India for a couple of months.

The girls thrived in language classes as well as taking all their other classes in a foreign language. They earned their high school diplomas and college degrees several years early and matured, intellectually and socially, far better than their peers. These ladies, while smart, are not geniuses in the IQ department. They are regular, normal (amazing) young women. All of them have snatched up the jobs of their dreams, being chosen over many, many other applicants because of their "global education."

In a world that is getting flatter all the time (to borrow Thomas Friedman's term of how globalization is changing how business works), global education is increasingly important to young people entering the work force. Unfortunately, most universities' answer is to provide a semester or year abroad that (1) cost a fortune; and (2) are so sheltered that the students rarely interact with the culture they are visiting, thus defeating the purpose.

Maya has written an amazing book, The New Global Student: Skip the SAT,
Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education.
This book is a must read for all parents! Maya shows you how to get a truly superior education for pennies on the dollar -- all the while causing your kids to "soar" academically, socially, emotionally and professionally.

You can read more at Maya's webiste (and have access to a lot of freebie resources): Buy the book; you won't be sorry!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this positive review, Connie! I truly appreciate it!

    Just a couple of minor points: we're from Portland (not Seattle) and our three-month family trip to India and Nepal occurred when the girls were ages 7, 8, 10 and 11--long before high school but it DEFINITELY planted a seed that sprouted in all kinds of interesting ways over the years.... ;-)

    Hugs to you,