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Date: 22–23 September 2023
Time: 09:00–18:00 Indochina Time (ICT)
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Join us in Bangkok for this key event in Asia, bringing together international schools and universities.

Guidance counsellors from across Asia unite with worldwide university admissions professionals for region-specific updates and collaboration within a dynamic atmosphere. 

The schedule maximises networking opportunities so counsellors can explore many exciting worldwide study prospects for their students using the latest admissions information.

As a first-time attendee, I felt like the available sessions were very helpful for my role in admissions. It was also wonderful to hear how other educational institutions service their community, especially the international students.

—University participant 2022
Keynote Speaker

Aayushi Kulsunge

Headshot of Aayushi Kulsunge

I am a 19-year-old social entrepreneur from Mumbai, India. While battling clinical depression at age 15, I experienced the stigma attached to mental health and noticed the shortage of anti-depressants in drugstores along with the lack of psychological resources among K-12 teachers. I started my first passion project, Teen Mental Health Society as a small Zoom support group during the pandemic and it has now grown into a global youth-led organization that aims to shatter the stigma attached to mental health through awareness, education, and activism. We have now reached over 1,900 people in more than 25 countries and are acknowledged by the Times of India and Channel News Asia. I am now working full-time on building a mental health curriculum for teachers to equip them with basic psychological knowledge and focusing on bridging the communication gap between students and teachers.

What’s new?

We’re excited that the student fair will return to this year’s event, so you can meet students from the greater Bangkok area.

You can expect to:
  • network and collaborate in person
  • exchange ideas that support international student mobility 
  • learn about regional developments, trends, and other topics related to students in Asia who aspire to study internationally 
  • establish key connections across Asia 
The event includes:
  • inspiring keynote speaker 
  • general sessions for both universities and schools 
  • workshops and small group discussions focused on university admissions relevant to students and schools in Asia 
  • a student fair for registered universities to meet students from Thailand 

Great to be back connecting with everyone in person. The session topics selected (those that I attended) were great, getting us to think and reflect on the areas that we are already offering and our shortfalls.

—University participant 2022
Who’s going?

School counsellors from both CIS and EARCOS member schools across Asia and with admissions professionals from CIS member universities worldwide.


The event will take place immediately after the Southeast Asia Student Recruitment Tour offered by CIS Supporting Member Wren International, making this a convenient add-on event for those universities participating in the tour.

The timing and pace of the conference was perfect. It was a great mix of professional development opportunities through sessions and networking on site, and time for personal connection and fun with new friends made at the conference.

University participant 2022