Tag Archives: United Kingdom

A Dispatch from the UK

December 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Last weekend, a group of Matt McGuire’s AP Comparative Government students left for the United Kingdom.  We got a note from Mr. McGuire yesterday evening about some of what they’ve been up to.  “Today in the Parliament, we met with former Conservative Party Leader Iain Duncan Smith to discuss his actions in the House of Commons […]

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Grant Spotlight: UK Admissions

October 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The MLWGS Counseling Office is administering Oxford and Cambridge admissions assessments this morning for interested students.  Though Maggie Walker sends by far the bulk of its graduates to colleges and universities in the United States, seniors do sometimes choose to pursue higher education abroad.  Application and admissions processes at international colleges and universities are often handled very […]

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Grant Spotlight: AP Comp Gov UK Trip

October 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

If you want a small taste of the Britishness in store for the MLWGS students going on Mr. McGuire’s AP Comparative Government trip to the UK this winter, we recommend calling UK Parliament for the hold message alone.  “Have you thought about taking afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the River Thames? You are currently […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Fogg (’01)

June 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Dr. Kevin Fogg (Class of 2001) was a member of the last GSGIS class to spend all four years in the school’s original home in Thomas Jefferson High School. Without question, it was a different experience than students have in the new Maggie Walker building. He remembers, “overcrowded rooms, shots fired in the building, bomb […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Maryam Patton (’10)

June 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Maryam Patton (Class of 2010) moved to the United Kingdom in 2014 to complete a Master’s in European History at Oxford University. Maryam loved the UK, and plans to return for visits as often as possible. “The British are so funny, and were always so friendly. I felt completely at home, and still catch myself […]

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