Second Annual Vancouver International Universities Fair
By Tatjana Guadalupe
NACAC International Initiatives Coordinator
The Vancouver International Universities Fair (VIUF) will be held this coming April 30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre-East from 1pm-4pm (PDT). Registration for exhibitors and students is now open through the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Fairs website.
Putting Your Mask on First
By Kelly Braun
International School of Sacred Heart, Tokyo
We’ve all heard the announcement. It comes after learning how to fasten our seatbelts for the millionth time, just before we’re told where our floatation devices are located beneath our seats:
“Oxygen masks will drop down from above your seat. Place the mask over your mouth and nose, like this. Pull the strap to tighten it. If you are traveling with children, make sure that your own mask is on first before helping your children.”
Booking a visit made easy? Repvisits.com review
By Robbie Jefferis
United World College South East Asia, Singapore
You can book an uber online, buy your groceries online, schedule your dentist appointment online…. So why not schedule your school visits online? A new tool is attracting interest with busy college counselors and even busier admissions representatives, called www.repvisits.com
Could this be the end of all the back and forth emails?
Behind The Scenes of The International Universities Fair Vancouver
By Beth Cleary
NACAC, International Initiatives Coordinator
The National Association for College Admission Counseling and International ACAC are co-hosting the first International Universities Fair in Vancouver on May 7, 2016.
Chaired by Nancy Cromarty, director of university and career counseling at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, the fair preparations are off to a great start. “Interest and excitement about this first time event has already begun among parents, students and counselors here in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver,” says Cromarty.
Giving & Receiving - Top Gifts from the Global Road
By Samantha Deleon
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Survey Says!! : What's the BEST gift you received from a university representative or high school counselor ? Whats the best memento you have ever shared with a friend or family member after a trip ?
Thinking about giving and receiving at this time of year we thought we'd look at some of the best gifts the university reps have received from counselors, and some of the ways university reps are giving back upon their return home...
Intro to NACAC's Vancouver International Universities Fair
An interview with Nancy L. Cromarty
Colleges: mark your calendars for next May - NACAC is going International
Next spring the NACAC will host the first stand alone College Fair outside the United States. The Vancouver International Universities Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Whenever NACAC runs a National College Fair in the United States, the regional affiliate serves as a local organizing committee, and supports NACAC in the promotion and planning of the event. Since Vanoucver, Canada is 'international' Overseas ACAC has the privilege of supporting this event. Recently, OACAC.com talked with Nancy Cromarty, Chair of the Organizing Committee and Director of University & Career Counseling at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, about this exciting new initiative and what participants can expect.
Going Global and Breaking Stereotypes
By Alison Herget
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Brandeis University
It was my umpteenth week of international recruitment travel this fall, and I happened to be in Mumbai, India – not the easiest place to be amid a 5-week trip that started in southeast Asia and traversed half the globe. It was some ungodly hour of the evening and I was straight off a four-hour van ride from Pune with my colleague in which we were cut off by emaciated cows, hassled by street vendors selling cheap toys, and had tapped a vehicle that stopped short in front of us when the driver misjudged the size of a small boulder on the dirt road. Fun? Yes. Relaxing? Absolutely not.
To say that I was happy to see a smiling face and have a young, friendly bellhop to carry my luggage up to the room upon arrival at our hotel is an understatement.
On The Assembly Floor at NACAC
By Ray Marx
HS Counselor - Colegio Americano de Quito, Ecuador
Saturday, September 21st marked the first time the NACAC Assembly was ever held outside of the United States. Who could have predicted when NACAC chose Toronto as the site for the 2013 National Conference over five years ago, that the Assembly narrative would focus on international students and per-head compensation for global agents.
The Zen of International Admissions
By Alison Herget
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - Brandeis University - Waltham, MA
International recruitment certainly has its share of complexities and curve balls. I'll be the first to admit I had my fairshare last year during my first international recruitment trip last year as an admissions officer at Brandeis. After three weeks in Asia, I returned -- jet-lagged for weeks and with enough crazy stories to write a book. When I told my friend about how I hailed a cab amid an 8-lane busy road in Beijing then almost felt like I was going to die in the hands of a sleepy cab driver who transported us to the airport, she thought I was crazy to want to do what I do for a living. "That sounds so...exhausting," she said.