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The College Board’s 40th Annual Summer Institute for International Counselors

Summer Institute for International Counselors

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June 16–19, 2014
Georgetown University, 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:

Henry Broaddus

Henry Broaddus
Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Va.)

Diane McKoy

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

Nancy Meislahn

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

Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.)

Shaun McElroy

Shaun McElroy
Shanghai American School (Shanghai, China)

Sheri Neal

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

Institute Topics

  • Counseling management tools
  • Best practices in international school counseling
  • 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
  • Guiding students with disabilities
  • Higher education perspectives on applications
  • Holistic admission review process
  • Obtaining a U.S. student visa
  • Social media and admission
  • Transcripts and testing in admission


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.


Registration, lodging, meals, and all sessions will take place on the main campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Participants will be housed in residence halls in single rooms with private baths.

Applications must be received by May 23, 2014.

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Registration Fees*
Nonmember Rate
No accommodation $1,370 USD $1,690 USD
With private accommodations $1,670 USD $1,990 USD
*Fees include three breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners and resource materials.
Optional Fees
Pre-Institute: New Counselor Workshop (June 15 and 16)
Nonmember Rate
No accommodations $315 USD $315 USD
With one night’s private accommodations (June 15) $389 USD $389 USD
With two nights’ private accommodations (June 14 & 15) $463 USD $463 USD
Post-Institute: Non-U.S. Admission (June 20)
Nonmember Rate
No accommodations $55 USD $55 USD

Justify Your Attendance

Attending the College Board’s 2014 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.

2014 Summer Institute for International Counselors Flyer.  Download this flyer to help you focus on the learning objectives and networking benefits of attending the 2014 Summer Institute for International Counselors.

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

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