Because college admissions committees look for evidence of an applicant’s ability to do more than get good grades and high test-scores, high-schoolers look for ways to showcase their wide-ranging interests. And since these interests are generally conveyed by a commitment to community service, one popular option has been to volunteer abroad. Known as voluntourism, it… more
Since the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus was reported in Brazil, in May 2015, the South American country has seen an unprecedented rise in cases of children being born with microcephaly. Zika has also begun to spread beyond Brazil’s borders to other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, resulting in what the… more
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