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Program Schedule

The program structure includes general group sessions, breakout sessions, and a small-group mock admission committee activity.

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
  • Concept of "right fit" in admission
  • Obtaining a U.S. student visa
  • Standardized testing in admission


Institute Facilities

The Summer Institute will be held at the NYU Shanghai campus in Pudong. Participants will experience the campus’s state-of-the-art learning space, including the classrooms, auditorium, library, colloquium venue, and dining facilities.

NYU Shanghai
1555 Century Ave.
Pudong, Shanghai, China 200122

2018 Institute 

Resident Faculty

Alexandra Bilan
High School Counselor
Jakarta Intercultural School (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Mike Devlin
Director of Admission
Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A.)

Shaun McElroy
Shanghai American School (Shanghai, China)

Shiny Wang
Academic Principal,
Beijing Kaiwen Academy (Beijing, China)

John Wilkerson
Director of International Admission,
Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.)

Nan (Frances) Zhang
Counselor, International Division
Shanghai High School (Shanghai, China)

Distinguished Visiting Faculty (partial list)

Vicky Chan
Manager International Student Recruitment, Admissions, and Academic Liaison
University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Barbara Carletta Chen
China Admissions Representative
The University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK, USA)

Claire Wilkins
Associate Director of Admissions
New York University London

Institute Schedule

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Institute Registration


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