Professional Development and Networking

Whether you already have years of experience in international admissions and recruitment or you are new to the field, you can learn from peers and make new connections at our numerous events throughout the year. We have robust participation of both universities and schools, which maximizes opportunity for networking from both sides of the desk. 

Global Forum

The CIS Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance is a conference of more than 800 professionals from around the world who gather annually to develop professional connections and discuss crucial industry topics. Take this opportunity to expand your perspective of student recruitment!

Learn more about past forums.

Regional Institutes

Experience the dynamic professional development and networking opportunities standard to all CIS events with a regional focus! CIS continuously collaborates with regional partners in order to provide you with the highest-quality expertise and network. Our regional conferences are characterized by a more intimate atmosphere than the Global Forum and also include a student recruitment fair.

Learn more about past institutes.

University Counsellor Tour

The CIS tour provides counsellors with an understanding of CIS member universities and their unique qualities, admission process, student environment, and locale. In addition, the tour provides valuable networking opportunities. The tour is the longest standing tour of its kind, with a stellar reputation for providing a high quality program, effective university visits and excellent opportunities for professional engagement. Consider hosting a future tour if it passes by your region.

Research Symposia

Our Research Symposia are an opportunity to deepen knowledge about intercultural learning from thought leaders of international education. Researchers from CIS member universitites are invited to submit session proposals or attend.

Higher Education Awards

Each year, awards are presented to CIS members that embody the CIS mission and that have provided exemplary service in international admission and guidance community. Awards are presented annually at the CIS Global Forum.

Membership Directory

For a basic overview of our 700+ CIS member schools, look through the membership directory. Contact information and additional details for our schools can be found within the CIS Community portal.

Facebook Groups

Join one (or more!) of the new CIS Regional Facebook Groups to stay connected with your admissions and counselling colleagues. Learn about regional trends and issues in international education, exchange ideas, and find community with a regionally-specific support network.