Pathfinder is a comprehensive personal development program uniquely designed for students in Grades 6 – 12. It empowers them to unlock their potential, set and achieve ambitious goals, and excel in academic and extracurricular activities. Pathfinder goes beyond traditional education by helping students establish strong personal awareness and gain the essential skills needed for career and college readiness.


Discover and Develop Yourself

Embark on an exciting journey with our Personal Branding program, where you’ll uncover what makes you unique—your values, beliefs, strengths, and passions. Through interactive activities in an adaptive and personalized educational program, you’ll not only understand yourself better but also learn how to set goals, find resources and take the necessary actions to get where you want to go. Courses and Topics Covered in the program:

  • Self-Identity & Heritage: Helps you understand and appreciate your roots, fostering a strong sense of self-identity and pride.
  • Mental Wellness:  Offers tools to support your emotional well-being during your study abroad experience and beyond.
  • Health & Nutrition:  Covers nutrition basics, exercise routines, and tips for staying fit and energized, ensuring you are at your best physically and mentally. You will be guided to Learn a Sport!
  • Digital Literacy: Covers essential topics such as online research, digital communication, cybersecurity, and the effective use of various digital tools, preparing you for academic and professional success.
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Include how to lead a proactive life, how to set goals, how to prioritize the important things, how to listen and be understood, win-win approaches, how to synergize for better outcomes, and how to continue to learn and grow.
  • Public Speaking: Hone skills such as preparing structured speeches, improving delivery techniques, and building confidence in speaking publicly. 

Explore Your Future Careers

Discover your passions and interests through our Career Counseling. Explore exciting subjects you could pursue in college and beyond. Gain valuable skills and insights that will prepare you for success in any career path you choose.

  • Learn About Strengths & Interests: Identify your dominant Holland personality type—such as Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional—to explore careers that align with your preferences and abilities.
  • Explore Jobs and Careers: Identify suitable fields of study based on your interests, abilities, and values. Engaging in internships, part-time and summer activities that align with your passions and expand your horizons.
  • Local, National & Global Communities: Explore the dynamics of communities at different scales: locally, understand neighborhood structures and local governance; nationally, delve into cultural diversity and political systems; globally, examine international relations and global citizenship.
  • Global Issues: Address significant global challenges: environmental sustainability covers climate change and renewable energy; social justice includes human rights and access to education; geopolitical dynamics involve global conflicts and international diplomacy.
  • Money & Finance: Personal finance will teach you how to budget your money wisely and the basics of investing like planning your finances and managing cash flow, exploring economic concepts such as understanding how markets work and the impact of government policies on the economy.
  • Entrepreneurship: By participate in the Sage Vietnam and Sage Global competitions coordinated by GPA, students learn how to start a business from 0 and build a strategy to grow it into an enterprise that makes sustainable social impact. 
  • Project Planning & Management: Master project execution: from initiation with clear objectives to planning timelines and resources; execution involves team management and problem-solving; monitoring progress ensures goals are met effectively.
  • Writing: Enhance academic and professional writing proficiency, critical thinking, and information literacy for effective communication and learning.
  • Self-study: Master self-study skills that empower you to become independent learners, capable of navigating your educational journey with confidence and success. 

Plan Your Study Abroad Adventure

This is an exciting part! Picture yourself planning an incredible adventure with our College Prep No goals can be achieved, and no successes will come without planning and investment. We will guide and support you as you begin working on your academics and other aspects of your candidacy for your dream college.

  • Personalized Academic Support: Focus on strengthening core subjects like mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Learn study skills, time management techniques, and effective note-taking strategies. Access opportunities for advanced coursework or enrichment programs such as AP, IB and A Levels tutoring.
  • Build an Impressive Candidacy: Learn about the holistic approach of college admissions in the U.S. and admission policies at Top Universities worldwide. Start building a strategy for how to create a standout portfolio of activities and achievements that make you shine.
  • Financial Literacy: Understand the costs and finances of studying abroad and discover ways to make it happen. Learn about scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities available for international college-bound students.
  • Explore Exciting College Options: Discover amazing places around the world where you can study and grow. Familiarize yourself with the college application process. Get the initial guidance on selecting high school courses that align with college aspirations.
  • Test Prep Support: Provide information about standardized tests like the SAT or ACT and offer preparation resources. 

Counseling Approach

  • Personalized Support: Get one-on-one guidance and coaching tailored to your unique strengths, interests, and goals.
  • Learn by Doing: Gain new knowledge and skills through real-life projects and experiences that make learning fun and meaningful.
  • Adapted Just for You: Our small group courses are designed to meet your changing needs and challenges, ensuring you get the most out of every experience.
  • Expert Oversight: Rest assured, our team of experts regularly reviews our program to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.
  • Feedback and Growth: Receive valuable feedback after each session to track your progress and celebrate your achievements.
  • Join a Community of Peers: Connect with peers who share your interests at group activities and workshops designed to build friendships and teamwork.

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