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Summer vacation is a great opportunity to spend quality time together as a family. Whether you are planning a road trip, a weekend getaway, or international travel, there are plenty of fun things to do that can bring your family closer together through shared exploration.

Below are activities and resources for parents and teens to explore together while enjoying summer fun!

Check out the Blue Stars resources menu for blogs and videos on a wide range of college planning topics. Here are a few of our favorites!

Play games focused on conversation starters. The decks below ask open-ended questions designed to get everyone talking!

Queue up a few podcasts for the car or plane ride! These are four that our students love!

Listen to the latest fiction and non-fiction best-sellers! Klara and the Sun generated a lot of interesting conversations with our students and their counselors this year.

About the Author: Amy Morgenstern

Dr. Amy Morgenstern, affectionately known as Dr. M, is the founder and CEO of Blue Stars Admissions Consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and an MFA in contemporary art. A former professor of philosophy, honors program associate director, and assistant to the director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Dr. M brings a wealth of academic and multicultural experience to her practice.

Free Workbook for Students

Blue Stars College Planning Foundations Workbook

Start today! Go through these strategic exercises to help you sketch out your plans for all four years of high school.

  • Learn key traits important to top colleges.
  • Write your first personal narrative
  • Branch out, exploring interests and defining activities.
  • Set goals and create your 4-year college planning timeline.

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Resources to help teens and their families navigate the college admission process



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