Kimberly Dixit

President and cofounder of The Red Pen, Kimberly Dixit is an independent education consultant for undergraduate and MBA applicants. Through her Hindustan Times column, she offers study-abroad advice to readers across India. Dixit has taught at Duke and Stanford universities, at St. Xavier’s College, and at the US Consulate General’s American Center in Mumbai. She holds a PhD in anthropology from Duke University and a BA in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Originally from California’s Central Valley, Dixit has also lived in San Francisco and New York. She calls Mumbai home.

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September 23, 2016

Don’t dismiss a single-sex college

This article was originally published in the Hindustan Times Education Supplement.

As more and more students become interested in liberal arts colleges abroad, many discover that some of the best options in the United States are single-sex colleges for women only. Often the mere suggestion of such a learning environment evokes a strong “no” response from parents and students alike. “The real world is coed,” some parents assert. Or, “it doesn’t seem normal to study without boys around,” female applicants argue.

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