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Summer Institute for International Counselors at NYU New York

Join us in New York from June 24–28, 2019

College Board’s Summer Institute for International Counselors at NYU provides comprehensive, interactive training for counselors at international secondary schools or advisers from not-for-profit educational organizations. Each day will focus on a central theme, and the themes will incrementally build on one another throughout the training. 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.

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 process 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. 

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