Date: 6 - 7 April 2018
Location: International School of Kenya, Nairobi City, Kenya

The second CIS-AISA Regional Institute on International Admission and Guidance in Africa was held at the International School of Kenya in Nairobi. CIS and the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) worked collaboratively on a programme which brought together university guidance counsellors from across Africa and universities from around the world for professional development, sharing, and networking. Counsellors from 11 African nations—Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—attended the programme, as well as representatives from 45 universities in 9 countries. 

Participants were inspired by the words of keynote speaker Eddy Gicheru Oketch, a Kenyan activist and founder of Ongoza, an organization committed to bringing an end to civil violence by enabling young people to become economically independent and champions of peace in their local communities. Eddy’s reflections on the opportunities afforded to him by his own international education and question of “why do we educate” left the participants inspired and engaged in thought-provoking dialogue.

Universities and students interacting at the 2018 CIS-AISA studen fair

A university fair was held during the institute and attracted more than 100 students from over a dozen schools in the Nairobi area and beyond. Universities were also able to cultivate relationships with the schools in attendance and to raise their profile amongst schools in the region.

University representatives left the event with increased knowledge of trends and challenges facing students in Africa, recruitment ideas, and stronger knowledge of the plethora of African credentials. School counsellors in attendance also had the opportunity to showcase their schools for the university representatives at the school fair. A special thank you to the International School of Kenya for hosting us on their beautiful campus! 

For questions about the Institute, please contact Katryna Snow, Assistant Director of Higher Education Services, at



School/Institution Name

Arundel School Zimbabwe
Braeburn Schools Kenya
Brookhouse School Karen Campus Kenya
Dakar Academy Senegal
Dar es Salaam International Academy Tanzania
Enko Bonanjo International School Cameroon
Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology, Rwanda Girls Initiative Rwanda
Gateway High School Zimbabwe
GEMS Cambridge International School Nairobi Kenya
International School of Kenya Kenya
International School of Lusaka Zambia
International School of Tanganyika Tanzania
Lincoln Community School Ghana
Lusaka International Community School Zambia
Machabeng College, International School of Lesotho Lesotho
Mamma Africa Secondary School Kenya
Rift Valley Academy Kenya
Rosslyn Academy Kenya
St Cyprian's School South Africa
St Mary's School, Waverley, South Africa South Africa
St. Andrew's School, Turi Kenya
Starehe Girls' Centre Kenya


School/Institution Name Country
Augsburg University United States
Baruch College United States
Boston University United States
Colorado State University United States
Concord University United States
Concordia University Canada
École hôtelière de Lausanne Switzerland
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University United States
Fairleigh Dickinson University United States
Foothill and De Anza Colleges United States
Glion Institute of Higher Education Switzerland
Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
Huron University College at Western University Canada
IE University Spain
Indiana University United States
Keele University United Kingdom
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Switzerland
Maryville University United States
Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
Miami University (Ohio) United States
Northwestern University in Qatar Qatar
Portland State University United States
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan
Sciences Po (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris) France
State University of New York at Plattsburgh United States
Stony Brook University United States
The American University of Paris France
The University of Tampa United States
University of Bridgeport United States
University of British Columbia Canada
University of Central Lancashire United Kingdom
University of Chicago United States
University of Delaware United States
University of Dundee United Kingdom
University of East Anglia United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
University of Johannesburg South Africa
University of Kent United Kingdom
University of Miami United States
University of Plymouth United Kingdom
University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
University of Rochester United States
University of South Alabama United States
University of Southampton United Kingdom
Vanderbilt University United States

Supporting Members

School/Institution Name Country
Education Matters Uganda
EducationUSA Africa East & Southern South Africa
Equity Leaders Program - Equity Group Foundation Kenya
Nolbed Foundation Ghana
Open Dreams Cameroon