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Summer Institute for International Counselors at NYU New York

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At the 2019 Summer Institute in New York City, counselors will attend sessions on a wide range of topics, experience a mock admissions activity, and join networking events. In 2019, the Institute will offer two concurrent program strands to meet the varying needs of counselors:

  • New Counselor Strand: This four-day training will cover the fundamentals of university advising and guide new counselors through key components of the admission process.
  • Experienced Counselor Strand: This four-day training strand will explore ways to refine an existing college counseling program and provide experienced counselors with a forum to discuss timely issues with peers and seasoned admission officers.

Participants in both strands will have an opportunity to participate in a mock admission activity and to attend breakout sessions on a wide range of topics in counseling and college admission. All participants will have an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from a variety of U.S. and international higher education institutions in sessions, a college fair, and networking events. 

Program Schedule

  • Main Institute: Monday, June 24, 9 a.m.–Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. EST
  • Post-Institute on Non-U.S. Admissions: Friday, June 28, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST

Participants in both strands will have an opportunity to participate in a mock admission activity and to attend breakout sessions on a wide range of topics in counseling and college admission. All participants will have an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from a variety of U.S. and international higher education institutions in sessions, a college fair, and networking events. 

For the detailed program schedule, please follow this link: Program Schedule

Institute Topics

  • Best practices in international school counseling
  • Higher education perspectives on applications
  • Holistic admission review process
  • Counseling management tools
  • School profiles and transcripts
  • College essays and 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

 

Institute Facilities

The Summer Institute will be held on the NYU campus, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Accommodation in an NYU residence hall is available for attendees at a rate of $105 USD per night. 

Institute Faculty

Resident Faculty:

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

Adele Brumfield, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, University of California, San Diego, USA

Wendy Chang, Counselor, Avenues World School, USA

Doug Hartog, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions, University of Virginia, USA

Diane McKoy, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA

Nancy Meislahn, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Wesleyan University, USA

Alec Milton, Associate Director of College Counseling, Trinity School, USA

Sheri Neal, Counselor, The American School in Japan, Japan

Jeffrey Neill, Counselor, Taipei American School, Taiwan

Elisabeth O’Connell, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Hala Yaish-Salah, Dean of University Counseling, King’s Academy, Jordan

 

Institute Registration 

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

Registration Deadline

Registration Fee*

February 18, 2019 (Early bird)

$1,395

April 29, 2019 (Extended to May 15) 

$1,695

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

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

Contact

For questions, please email: [email protected].