University Counsellor Tour

The University Counsellor Tour offers guidance counsellors from schools around the world the opportunity to visit higher education institutions in a region of the United States or Canada annually. The tour is organized by the CIS Guidance Committee and takes place during the month of July.

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University Counsellor Tour | Canada
2 - 9 July 2019

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by Michelle Duschang, Director of International University Counseling at Hisar School in Istanbul, Turkey

Even after 28 years either on the university or school side of the admissions counseling desk, participating in the CIS University Counselor Tour last month I was astounded, yet again, by the supportive, collaborative and genuinely enthusiastic community of people I work with every day. At times our community that spans the globe seems so small. However, this experience reminded me how diverse and vast our network really reaches and how much we learn from one another.

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by Marisabel Figueroa, 2017 CIS University Counsellor Tour Leader

Thirty-one counselors from twenty-six different countries embarked on a journey through the heartland of the USA. This diverse group visited seventeen universities in seven days. The tour started in Cleveland, Ohio and we made our way through Ohio, up the state of Indiana, and over to Chicago, Illinois. The goal was to travel west and visit as many universities between Cleveland and Chicago as possible.

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Quote by Cleveland District State High School, Australia: “The information we gained about scholarships and admissions, study abroad options and the variety of campuses and programs was simply awesome. We came back to our students and prepared a presentation of the 400 or so photos we took and had a wonderful Q&A session debunking myths and confirming realities! We also made some incredible contacts and are now feeling much more able to provide our students with an educated response to their questions or, feel comfortable that we have people we can reach out to if we aren't sure of the correct answer.”