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DEC 09, 2020 • 8 min read
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been among the most memorable years of the last decade - for better or for worse. This year has posed many challenges for Crimson students, who have taken each obstacle in stride! We’ve seen students nail remote interviews, conquer months of virtual classes, and even drive hours away to take their standardized tests at COVID-safe testing locations.
With teams across 20 global locations, we’ve had the privilege of working with students from every corner of the globe. For this year especially, the Crimson team is brimming with appreciation for all the hard work that has gone into this application round.
2020 has been a testament to the resilience and determination of all our students. In the spirit of reflection, we’ve compiled the proudest moments and some words of wisdom from several of our country managers around the world. Here’s what they had to say:
“This year posed many unique challenges for our Australian students, but it brought out the best in them and their families. Throughout the lockdowns and school disruptions, our students learned new ways to communicate and remained steadfast in their goals. The best part of working at Crimson is being able to watch our talented students take huge strides on the path to achieving their dreams — and this year we cannot be prouder to be part of their life-changing journey.”
“Take deep breaths, find moments of joy and success to celebrate in your applications, and trust the process - you will land exactly where you are meant to!”
“2020 has proven that when things get tough, we are all capable of making the best out of any situation. Keep your head up, and remember that you have what it takes.”
“We are sure that this year was not easy for anyone. But we are really proud of how our students faced the challenge that COVID brought, that they didn't let it stop their dreams of being accepted into a top university - it only made them work harder! We want to say to all students around the world to keep working to achieve your goals, look after yourselves, stay safe, and look to the future driven by your passion and desire to make a difference. From Team Brazil to all of you, we wish you the best of luck!"
“To all year 13 students across the UK and around Europe - we wish you the very best of luck with your university applications! You’ve inspired us with your passion and perseverance in the face of adversity this year and deserve every success!”
“To the students applying to their dream universities this year, we want to acknowledge the hard work, grit, and resilience you have shown throughout 2020.We'd like to congratulate how far you have come this year, in both big and small ways, and we wish you all the very best for your applications. You've got this!”
“The challenges in life always create new paths. Crimson will always be with you on the journey of making your own path and be there to support your university dreams.”
“To succeed, first go crazy with ideas and then go forward with a clear mind.”
“Our dear students, let us remind you of one thing today: success is a journey, not a destination. No matter what your results might be, we trust that you have done your best in this college application journey and developed yourself as citizens of the world. It’s time to move forward with enthusiasm and positivity.”
“2020 has been a memorable year for everyone at Crimson, not only due to its unique challenges, but also because through all our students’ hard work and dedication, we’re expecting to see our most successful admissions round yet. Here in New Zealand, we’ve watched the Crimson community grow by leaps and bounds since the very beginning and we can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for all our amazing students.”
“Opportunities and chances are two entirely different things. Never let change decide how you are going to achieve your goals. Start building up your chances today, and you will see the success tomorrow.”
“The Crimson MENA team wishes this year’s applicants success in the road to college and beyond. 2020 was a hard time to feel anchored - but one must never forget that our struggles are part of our strengths too.”
“We are so proud of each and every one of you for pulling through and thriving in these unordinary times. Just keep swimming, class of 2020! We are so close to the finish line.”
“2020 has been a year full of surprises that none of us expected. With the new year upon us, it’s time to set realistic and adaptive goals and make 2021 YOUR year! Good luck and we will be here with you every step of the way.”
“While 2020 has seen unprecedented change and adversity for many students, demonstrating an ability to succeed even in difficult circumstances - such as a global pandemic - can help students set themselves apart to flourish in the future.”
“It’s been a long way for you all to where you can press ‘Submit’ on your application to your dream university. Continue to work on essays and applications and finish strong. We believe that when you get your first ‘Accepted’ there are going to be no doubts that it was worth it.”
From all of us here at Crimson Education, we wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to another year ahead working with our rockstar students.