International ACAC and its namesake, OACAC, will be having a big birthday -
all grown up at 25!

We are planning a year-long birthday celebration,
culminating at the summer conference in New Orleans,
hosted by Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans.

Our History 2/5 Grants Birthday Contest


Our History

Over the past 25 years, we have experienced exciting growth in our membership, have hosted unparalleled annual summer conferences, and provided networking and professional development resources for thousands of educators in our field. 

The Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling was founded in 1992 when a group consisting of primarily European counselors approached NACAC about the creation of an affiliate regional organization that would represent their needs. Over the years OACAC has continued to grow, becoming incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001. In 2016, the organization rebranded itself as the International Association for College Admission Counseling. To see our full history, please visit the History of International ACAC page.


Birthday Contest

Please consider joining the celebration now by taking a "Happy Birthday" photo or making a short video clip. You could even win a prize, as well as the recognition of your friends and fellow members!
  • Take a photo or video that showcases your location. Choose a spot that features your high school, university, or organization's name, or an attraction or landmark unique to your neck of the woods (Eiffel Tower, Great Wall, Grand Canyon, etc.).
  • Since submissions will be shown on a loop and may not always be audible, please make sure that your message is visually strong.
  • Video submissions must be under 30 seconds in length.
  • Limit to one entry per/member.

Prizes will be given in the following categories:

  1. Birthday Wishes
    These submissions should feature birthday-related items such as a cake, party hat, card, song, etc.

  2. Friends & Family
    Facilitate "global interaction" through your photos and videos!

  3. Wish You Were Here
    Capture the essence of what makes your location special.

  4. School Spirit
    From sporting events to service traditions, show us why you love your institution or organization.

  5. Back in the Day
    Share a memory from an early event or past conference. The older, the better!
*Special consideration will be given to those wearing/using OACAC or International ACAC gear. Now's the time to put on your OACAC Conference T-shirts and pull out your International ACAC pens!

Members are encouraged to submit entries on an ongoing basis. 
The deadline to submit is April 17, 2018.

2/5 Grants: February 5, 2018  

Twenty International ACAC members from around the globe have been awarded grants to celebrate locally our organization's 25th birthday next month - on or about 2/5 (February 5th). 

Africa, Sub-Sharan
   Hilarion Vegba, CEG2 Dassa-Zoum, Benin 

   John Storer, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of
     Southern Africa, Swaziland

   Mabadjam Katawa, Edulcod-Togo, Togo
Canada & U.S.
   Cory Miller, Branksome Hall; ON, Canada

   Craig Brown, Shawnigan Lake School;
     BC, Canada

   Ffiona Rees, University of California,
     Los Angeles; CA, USA

   Ian Wright, World Education Services; NY, USA
   Jorge Delgado, Brandeis University; MA, USA
   Juan-Camilo Tamayo, JCT4Education; FL, USA
Caribbean, Central America & Mexico
   Kevin Randolph, Colegio Americano de Guatemala, Guatemala

East Asia
   Barbara Chen, The University of Tulsa, China

   Sonali Hutchison, Dulwich College Shanghai, China
   Victoria Lidzbarski, Canadian Academy, Japan
   Kara Madden, Madden Educational Consulting, Spain

South America
   Ray Marx, Colegio Americano de Quito, Ecuador

South & Central Asia
   Ankur Vohra, Ashoka University, India
   Bridget Herrera, American International School Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Southeast Asia & Oceania
   Amanda Poel, Harrow International School, Thailand
   Johanna Fishbein, UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus, Singapore
   Michelle Burlock, Jakarta Intercultural School, Indonesia


OACAC of Years Past

First Websites