Valérie Besanceney explores how students won't be able to reap all the benefits of their education if unaddressed emotions are impeding their ability to learn. She outlines intentional ways to embed transitions-care within and between schools.
We talk a lot about ‘culture shock’, the anxiety and uncertainty created by experiencing a new culture, language, weather, food, and behaviours. But what about the 'health culture shock' that can occur in doctors' consulting rooms in other countries and cultures?
With great pleasure, we celebrate the outstanding work across our community of universities and schools each year via the CIS Higher Education Awards. This year’s recipient was just announced at the CIS Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance in Madrid!
The covid pandemic accelerated a pandemic that was already underway: one of disconnection. Ours is an era of struggling to find, maintain, or rediscover a sense of belonging. We asked our Forum keynote speaker Dr Doug Ota to tell us more.
Learning from student perspectives and recommendations, we explore gaps in our knowledge and practice relating to international students' mental health and well-being when transitioning from secondary school to higher education.
Impromptu chats often enable us to address challenges and find solutions quickly; they can foster creativity and generate connection. Can virtual chats emulate 'water cooler' chats?
Climate psychologist Dr Patrick Kennedy-Williams believes in the unstoppable power of the human spirit. He strongly believes in an international parity of voices in the climate emergency and in 'passing the mic' to those in more affected areas worldwide, from whom we have much to learn.
Hans de Wit and Elspeth Jones consider a missed opportunity from the Common Statement in Support of International Education and Mobility, recently issued by the international education organisations of nine Western countries as a result of their 2021 summit. Read their perspectives.
Our highlights from the CIS Global Forum on International Higher Education Admission & Guidance provide a clear snapshot of the overarching themes and challenges facing the global admissions and guidance community.
It’s that time of year when we have the great pleasure of celebrating the outstanding work across our community of universities and schools each year via the CIS Higher Education Awards. We present them during our CIS Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance.
Ten CIS schools and universities conducted sessions with their international students to understand better the pressures they face when making the transition from secondary school to university, especially in relation to moving across countries and cultures. Explore the three themes emerging from this CIS project so far.
As students explore and research their next steps beyond secondary school in the midst of the pandemic, we work with our members to support the best possible outcome for those who are interested in international higher education opportunities. Here's how our 2021 virtual University Exploration Days are proving to be a great solution.
Our university members questioned international school counsellors during our recent webinar series about how to best connect with their students at this uncertain time. Here are their tips and advice.
How has the pandemic changed how secondary school students worldwide are learning about their university options and defining when and where to enrol at university? Through panel discussions in a recent webinar series, we've gathered a wealth of insights from international school counsellors worldwide.
Learning and adapting can bring both discomfort and opportunities. We take a look at the opportunities we discovered as 2020 adjusted our path. From delivering sensitive content virtually in our child protection workshops to addressing our biases in anti-racism workshops, and helping students on their pathways to university.
"I remember reading the CIS website’s promise of ’Shaping the Future of International Education’ and I thought 'Wow, that sounds exciting; I would love to contribute to that, but what would that look like in practice?'" A year later, Nico Evers is our Director of Higher Education Services and reports on his first CIS Summit of University and School Leaders and how we're doing on that promise.
One of the highlights of our CIS Global Forum each year is the celebration of outstanding work across our community of universities and schools via the Higher Education Awards. This year, amid such a challenging time, it gives us enormous pleasure to celebrate, recognise, and thank our award recipients for their exemplary service in the international admission and guidance community.
The pandemic has brought uncertainty, loss and hardship to many students graduating from high school this year. We share five ‘big ideas’ emerging in transition programming in the context of the Coronavirus. Plus key findings from a recent survey of 134 high school counsellors across 52 countries, links to research, resources and more.
Nunana's personal story provides us with a powerful starting point for what we can and will do at CIS for ourselves, the communities we serve, and the world at large. The Black Lives Matter movement is a significant catalyst for change and one that we will highlight. We can do better at CIS.
It's been a strange start for Nico Evers in his new role as CIS Director of Higher Education Services. He has established himself by bonding with his new team via video and quickly identifying where to focus his efforts and contribute to our community of schools and universities. Hear more from Nico.