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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.

Counselors will attend sessions on a wide range of topics, experience a mock admissions process, 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 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.

Previous Year’s Session Titles

  • Background and Context of U.S. Higher Education
  • Owning the Options
  • Liberal Arts Education
  • Admission Deans’ Roundtable: Context and Mission
  • Navigating the Common Application
  • Finding the Fit: College and Career Search
  • Building Blocks of an Application: School Profiles & Transcripts
  • Role of Standardized Testing and Academic Rigor in U.S. Admission
  • Building Blocks of an Application: College Essays & Letters of Recommendation
  • Visas and Preparing International Students
  • Career Planning
  • Guiding Students with Disabilities
  • College Costs and Funding for U.S. Study for Non-U.S. Citizens

Past Institutional Participation

Institution Name Institution Country
Qingdao International Academy China
The Emerald Heights International School India
NSS Hill Spring International School India
The Galaxy School India
Canadian International School India
Surabaya Intercultural School Indonesia
International School Lebanon
Eastwood College Lebanon
The British School Kathmandu Nepal
Lahore American School Pakistan
Lahore Grammar School, Johar Town Pakistan
Karachi Grammar School Pakistan
Lahore Grammar School, Paragon City Campus Pakistan
Qatar International School Qatar
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar
Riyadh Najed School Co Saudi Arabia
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE
EducationUSA UAE
Ajman Modern School UAE
Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE
Al Dhafra Private Schools–Abu Dhabi UAE
ADNOC School of Abu Dhabi, Male Campus UAE
The Indian High School UAE
The British School Al Khubairat UAE
Al Bateen Secondary School UAE
Boiko Private School Ukraine


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

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