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Program Schedule

  • Pre-Institute Webinars: February 14 and February 21, 3–4:30 p.m. GST (live sessions; archives also available)
  • Main Institute: Thursday, February 28, 8 a.m. –Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m. GST.

Counselors will attend sessions on a wide range of topics, experience a mock admissions activity, and join networking events. Faculty includes the U.S. and international higher education leaders and seasoned counselors.

Institute Facilities

The Summer Institute will be held on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Participants will experience the campus’s state-of-the-art academic facilities and restaurants. Residence halls are available for those interested in on-campus accommodations for a rate of $80 USD per night.

NYU Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Institute Faculty

Resident Faculty:

Shawn Abbott, Vice Provost for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management, Temple University

Alexandria (Aleka) Bilan, Head of Department, High School Counseling, Jakarta Intercultural School

Cheryl Brown, Counselor for College and Careers, American School of Muscat

Kierstan Connors, Associate Director, College and Career Counseling Worldwide, GEMS Education

Bobbe Fernando, Senior Assistant Dean and Director of Global Admissions, New York University

Simon Nascimento, Director of International Admissions, University of Chicago

Guest speakers:

Amy Kice, Director of Admission, NYU Abu Dhabi          

Jane Lowery, Counsellor, ACS Abu Dhabi

And more (forthcoming)

Institute Registration

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Note: All registrations are subject to review and pending availability.

Registration Deadline Registration Fee*

December 13, 2018 (Early bird)

January 31, 2019 (Final) $795

*Registration fee includes three breakfasts, three lunches, Welcome Cocktail Reception, and materials.

For more details about the program, schedule, location, accommodation, and fees, and to register, please visit the Event Registration site.


If you have any questions, contact College Board International at [email protected].

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