Author Archive: Andrew Kittell

Reflections of an original First Grader

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Author: Andrew Kittell

Director, Corporate Relations

With ACS Egham International School celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it brought back nostalgic memories for many of us at the school. For Andrew Kittell, Director of Corporate Relations for ACS International Schools North American office he was reminded of Candace, one of the first students to attend ACS Egham. Here Andrew shares Candace’s story:

Back in 1995, in the first Admissions Office of an about-to-open ACS Egham International School, I met Lu Ann Rubenstein. An American expatriate mother, who was trying to find the perfect educational setting for her two daughters. Eventually the family settled in Ascot, Berkshire and the girls enjoyed five wonderful years with ACS.

From that first meeting until this day, I’ve kept in touch with all the Rubensteins. But it’s with their second daughter, then Candy and now Candace, that I feel a particular bond. This is our story, one that begins with Candace recounting her time growing up in England and ends now 20 years later with the two of us again living near each other.

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BSSP – A life-changing experience

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Author: Andrew Kittell

Director, Corporate Relations

ACS International School BSSP students outside Westminster Abbey

Now in its eighteenth year, the British Summer Studies Programme (BSSP) is part of a longstanding tradition upheld by ACS International Schools and the British American Council (BABC), enabling deserving American students to visit the UK each summer on a fully funded scholarship.

Students are invited to explore the lasting impact of British culture, visiting various sites that have shaped the evolution of British history, such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Imperial War Museum. Whilst boarding at ACS Cobham, the students can also get a taste for what student life is like in the UK.

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