On a Bus in Bangkok

Well, Happy Friday everyone!

The CIS Asia tour left Shanghai, China yesterday after two days of wonderful visits! On Wednesday, we visited Shanghai American School – Puxi where our college fair had SAS as well as Shanghai High School, Yew Chung Int’l School, Nanjing, among others. Overall, it was probably our largest college fair to date!

The evening had us going to dinner in several groups with the high school counselors from Shanghai American School as well as Concordia Int’l School. It was a good evening (I ate at a restaurant right on the Bund!)especially because we each had the opportunity to talk with the counselors in a smaller setting.

Yesterday was another busy day with two stops – Concordia Int’l School as well as Shanghai American School – Pudong. Just like the other schools that we have visited, the schools were very impressive.

The CIS tour group flew to Bangkok last night and arrived in the city around 10:00pm or so. Today is the only day that we are here (unfortunately). We will be visiting two schools (Ruamrudee International School and Thai Chinese International School) followed by a flight to Chiang Mai for our weekend stay.

And despite being halfway around the world, technology is absolutely amazing and I have still been able to answer emails (especially on long rides!). That being said, one question that continually has been asked by prospective students in emails is about SAT dates. Many students are wondering if they take an exam in October, will we consider the results for our November deadlines. For any prospective student that may be reading right now, I would encourage you to visit http://www.elon.edu/admissions and click on “Apply Now”. There, you should see a link that will show exactly what test dates we will consider for each of our deadlines.

On a final note (because I know this entry is incredibly long!), I just wanted to point out that I have already seen an elephant in Thailand! Last night as we were driving to the hotel, there was an elephant walking down the street transporting people – it was definitely a highlight after a busy day.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and restful weekend – Sawat Dee Krup! (Goodbye!)