Area of expertise provided as part of the CIS Affiliated Consultant Network:
- Independent University Counselling
Nazan is a Certified Educational Planner, operating in Turkey, working solely with students studying in Turkish schools and residing in Turkey.
She entered the profession with the mission of contributing to the further development of the relations between the US and Turkey that started after 1983. She became an official member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association in 1989 and the first Certified Educational Planner in Turkey in 1997.
Nazan has been providing professional educational counselling services for nearly 30 years, helping Turkish high school students in the process of searching for and applying to foreign universities that match their personalities, talents, and preferences. Her students have gone on to achieve their goals both academically and professionally, and today many hold top positions in management, education, and a variety of industries.
Nazan frequently contributes as a panellist on various subjects, particularly on the Turkish education system, both in Turkey and in IACAC and CIS conferences. In addition to her published studies, articles, and presentations at national and international conferences, her views on studying abroad have been cited in written and visual media. She has also helped to realize the Education Day in Istanbul from its first days. She is one of the founders and a member of the Board of Trustees of KALEV, Kadıköy Anatolian High School Education Foundation, and also a member of many other voluntary organizations.
Nazan has been a continued member of ECIS and then CIS, and has also worked as a delegate at NACAC and as secretary at OACAC. She is the regional leader for Turkey for the IECA Global Committee.
She is an active member of the following associations in the USA and Europe:
- NACAC, National Association for College Admission Counselling
- IACAC, International Association for College Admission Counselling
- CIS, Council of International Schools
- IECA, Independent Educational Consultants Association
- AICEP, American Institute of Certified Educational Planners
Nazan graduated from the American College for Girls (Arnavutköy/İstanbul, today’s Robert College) and received her BA in the Department of Archeology and History of Art of the Faculty of Letters of Ankara University and Pedagogy and Education Certificate in the same university.