We had the privilege of being invited to participate in the 19th Annual International Student Advisors and Educators Conference, held last week at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts.
The meeting brought together representatives from about thirty top boarding and day schools in the U.S. The schools came to discuss issues in international student admission, visa documentation, international student programs and English language support.
Our colleague David Wivell, the Head of Secondary School Relations for InitialView and the former Director of International Admission at Northfield Mount Hermon, had the pleasure of leading a group discussion on “Working with Applications from China”. Not surprisingly, China was the hot topic of the conference. Much of the discussion centered on how schools can best verify the identity of the student in question and how they can deal with the large numbers of applications currently being seen from China.
We were grateful for the opportunity to connect again with the schools in attendance and we look forward to supporting their admissions teams in the upcoming months.