Learn, evolve, and collaborate with more than 800 professionals from universities and international schools worldwide at our annual global gathering—the CIS Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance. 

Our Forum is a place where school guidance counsellors and university admissions converge and unite with a shared goal of supporting students making their transition from school to university. They share expertise and knowledge on the latest admission processes, global trends in international student recruitment and embrace the opportunity promote their institutions.  

The many benefits of attending balance equally between your own professional development, raising the profile of your institution, and supporting your students at this important time in their lives. 

Over two days, here’s what you can expect: 

  • Keynote speaker: Be inspired by Rebecca Ziegler-Mano, Director of Education Matters in Zimbabwe and 2005 CIS T Michael Maybury Award winner Hear the latest developments in university admission systems around the world 

  • Identify and share effective practices and expertise in supporting students through the application process 

  • Explore trends in international student recruitment 

  • Master skills for greater success in your daily work 

  • Enjoy face-to-face time with colleagues from every corner of the globe, grow your network and build lasting relationships 

  • Networking fairs to promote your institutions 

  • School counsellors: Support your students by promoting them and your school to a broad, worldwide audience of more than 400 university admissions representatives 

  • University admissions: Enjoy direct access to nearly 400 international school counsellors from around the world

Who is this Forum for? 

Our Forum is designed for university guidance counsellors at CIS member and non-member schools, plus university admissions colleagues at CIS member universities who want to keep up to date on developments and effective practices within international admission and guidance. 

What are the session formats?  

In the spirit of evolution, this year’s forum will include both tried-and-tested traditional lecture-style sessions and panel presentations that we know work well, plus the interactive workshops and Rapid Round ten-minute succinct presentations that we trialled at last year’s forum and proved to be dynamic and insightful. 

NEW! Register for a Pre-conference workshop on Student Well-being 

In addition to the Forum, you can also register for a two-day pre-conference Student Well-being Workshop that runs directly before the Forum and is designed for both university and school professionals who deal with the recruitment, admissions, counselling, accommodation, extra-curricular activities, or well-being of students.