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The College Board’s 41st Annual Summer Institute for International Counselors

Summer Institute for International Counselors

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June 15–18, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Connect International Students to University Success

Join us for the College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors, a comprehensive, interactive professional development program for counselors at overseas international secondary schools.

Through compelling sessions and engaging dialogue with our faculty and your peers, you will learn how to provide your students with an early and ongoing understanding of the admission process for U.S. universities. You will also acquire strategies and tools to help your students secure postsecondary options that best fit their career aspirations.

Distinguished Faculty

Receive personalized instruction from respected admission leaders and experienced international school counselors:

Shawn Abbot
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions
New York University (New York, NY)

Amy Jarich

Amy Jarich
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Diane McKoy

Diane McKoy
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)

Nancy Meislahn

Nancy Meislahn
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Shaun McElroy

Shaun McElroy
Counselor
Shanghai American School (Shanghai, China)

Sheri Neal

Sheri Neal
Counselor
The American School in Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

Institute Topics

  • Best practices in international school counseling
  • Higher education perspectives on applications
  • Holistic admission review process
  • Counseling management tools
  • School Profiles & Transcripts
  • College Essays & Letters of Recommendation
  • Budgeting fundamentals
  • Financial aid for U.S. study for non-U.S. citizens
  • Resources and trends in college and career planning
  • Components of a college application
  • Guiding English language learners
  • Obtaining a U.S. student visa
  • Transcripts and testing in admission

Eligibility

College counselors who work at an overseas international school or who are affiliated with a not-for-profit educational organization are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications must be received by May 29, 2015.

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Below are costs to register for all Summer Institute events. Please note that registration includes meals and resource materials. Accommodations (lodging) will also be available for an additional cost. If you are interested in receiving accommodations for the Summer Institute, please email PD_international@collegeboard.org.

Summer Institute Costs*
  Member
Rate
Nonmember Rate
Registration Fee $1,370 USD $1,690 USD
Pre-Institute: New Counselor Workshop (June 14 and 15)
  Member
Rate
Nonmember Rate
Registration Fee $315 USD $315 USD
Post-Institute: Non-U.S. Admission (June 19)
  Member
Rate
Nonmember Rate
Registration Fee $95 USD $95 USD

Justify Your Attendance

Attending the College Board’s 2015 Summer Institute for International Counselors is valuable to your career and your school’s success. You may find our tools and resources helpful when communicating with your head of school, principal, director, or supervisor about attending. Use the flyer and justification letter below for successful approval of the funding you need to attend.

Justification letter.  Customize a letter to your principal, director, or supervisor to help explain the value of attending the Summer Institute.

For inquiries regarding the Summer Institute, please contact Stephanie Trainor by email at PD_international@collegeboard.org or call +1 202-741-4723.

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