University Fairs

International ACAC is excited to invite university representatives to participate in a virtual "College Fair" as a part of the conference this summer. We promise that this event isn’t another series of webinars, and instead will be a space to socialize and network with colleagues and friends via the platform Airmeet. At the fair, high school counselors will be able to “sit down” with university reps who will be eager to connect with old friends, make new contacts, provide updates on admissions policies, and set up meetings post-conference, as needed. Leveraging the platform, Airmeet, during the fair, there will be no presentations and text chat, but rather actual face-to-face interactions between universities and secondary school counselors around virtual tables. While it may not be an opportunity to collect goodies in person from around the world, we hope you will be excited to "see" your colleagues from around the world this summer! 

Conference registration is required to participate in the University Fairs. Aside from the conference registration fee, there is no additional cost to participate.

The University Fair will offered during three, 3-hour blocks of time. University representatives can select up to two blocks that work best with their schedules. Counselors may attend any/all of the available time blocks to network with university representatives.

Please see the image below for time block allocations.


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Fair Testimonials

I always look forward to the College Fair at IntACAC. The upbeat atmosphere excites me, connecting with colleagues on the other side of the desk brings me joy, learning about what colleges have to offer keeps me inspired, and discussing students makes me feel that we are still making a difference. I can’t wait to join this year’s fair!
- Joachim Ekstrom, International School Manila


The college fair is a great opportunity to learn more about all the fantastic opportunities available for International students. It also allows time for university representatives to find out more about our school and students. And plus, it is a time when we can say hello to friends and colleagues who we may not have seen throughout the conference.
- Shruti Tewari, UWCSEA, Singapore


What other place can one go to learn about countless universities worldwide, meet and catch up with old friends, and be greeted with new smiling faces? All this in two hours!
- John Liu, UWCSEA, Singapore


The International ACAC is an invaluable organization to be part of. As a university
counsellor, it has been incredibly rewarding to connect with colleagues around the world to discuss the pertinent issues that our students are facing. The conference they organize is a great space for us to exchange ideas. With the professional sessions, innovative chatters that matter, and evening activities, they ensure that all participants leaving the conference are inspired and ready to kick start the new academic year with great momentum.
- Carrie Ngo, Lycée Français de Toronto


Networking is an important aspect of these conferences as well as learning from each other which is aided by the many wonderful interactive sessions. The university and school fair allows for more targeted communication and information sharing. This is certainly time well spent during the summer.
- Linva McIntosh, Yew Wah International Education School of Shanghai

Why I love the college fairs at IACAC: First and foremost, it will always be the chance to meet each other face to face and build relationships, which our community is dependent upon. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect (warning - if it was in person, I may be a massive hugger now after months of not seeing you all) and share some focused time getting up to speed on new developments, initiatives or to book a visit to my school. As IB results have normally just been released, it can also be a very timely catch-up/follow-up for a student. The access we have to ask targeted questions or find out about an institution that is new to us on our ‘own agenda’ is hugely beneficial.


Secondly, the spectacle of all the stalls is often awe-inspiring, or daunting depending on your viewpoint. If you like a takeaway, finding quirky items from a Dutch bike keyring to a glitzy LMU bag can brighten up your office! That said, as we are all now virtual, the camaraderie and humour is much needed on a zoom or team chat and these fairs offer that in abundance as we all move forward and support each other.
- Zoe Williams, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

I have thoroughly enjoyed the International ACAC University fairs. I especially like the “reverse fairs” where College Counselors get an opportunity to share information about their schools and programs. Whether it’s reconnecting or making new connections, I always walk away with gems I can share with my students and families.
- Sammy Jamal, Vientiane International School, Vientiane, Laos


Questions? Please contact [email protected].