Sights set on studying abroad

16 Jun 2016  |  Mosman Daily  |  Andrea McCullagh

Yale representative gave an insight into college

REDLANDS students are heading overseas to follow their ambitions.

I think the chance to study abroad particularly, at an Ivy League university, would be life-changing

Almost a quarter of last year’s graduates went on to study abroad, with 10 in the USA and one at Oxford.

Grace Galloway, 17, hopes to follow in their footsteps and has her eye on a place at Harvard or Yale.

“I think the chance to study abroad, particularly at an Ivy League university, would be life-changing,” she said.

“It would be such an incredible opportunity.”

She was recently selected to represent Australia in the junior rowing team and is impressed by the two colleges’ rowing and academic programs. She hopes to take an arts course and continue learning Mandarin.

Ms Galloway is taking the International Baccalaureate, which is a very popular alternative to the HSC at Redlands.

This year, 50 per cent of Year 12 are taking the IB.

“I think lots of students are picking the IB because of its academic breadth,” Ms Galloway said.
Last week, Debra Johns, the associate director of admissions at Yale, visited Redlands and gave students an insight into the university.

“Being able to meet with admissions staff is an excellent chance to ask all those burning questions first hand, and similarly, it is a chance for the university to get to know some of the excellent Redlands candidates,” said principal Dr Peter Lennox.