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Earn Your Undergraduate Degree Abroad

The NACAC

Guide to International University Admission

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Get to know NACAC

Understand the landscape – Facts and figures related to education abroad Acquire tips and strategies for considering an international university

Objectives

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Getting to Know the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

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Founded in 1937

Non-profit, non-governmental, membership organizationProvides knowledge, networking, and ethical standards for college admission professionals dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education

NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices

What is NACAC?

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15,000 college admission professionals from 50+ countries who support students as they transition from secondary to postsecondary education.

College Counselors School basedIndependentTransferAdmission/Enrollment Management Professionals

Community Based Organizations

Who are NACAC members?

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US Students Pursuing Education Abroad

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Short-term

(source: IIE Open Doors 2018) At UG level: 332,727 students studied abroad for academic credit in 2016/17; 2.3% increase over previous yearParticipation has more than tripled over past 2 decades

Gap year

(Source: Gap Year Association)

90% of Gap Year graduates are back in a four-year college within a year

80% involve an international element

Full degree

Types & Duration

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46,500 students enrolled in academic degree programs abroad in 2011-2012

42% at the UG levelRepresents 5% growth over previous year68% pursued UG degree studies in English-speaking countries. Top destinations included: UK Canada

New Zealand

Australia

Top subjects: Humanities and social sciences

Academic Degree Programs Abroad

Source:

Institute of International Education, New Frontiers, 2013

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45% of US counselors at private schools reported having students occasionally or frequently ask about colleges in other countries

Approximately 20% of counselors reported receiving visits from non- US institutions

NACAC Data Showed…

Source: NACAC Counseling Trends Survey, 2014

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Includes country profiles and admission how-

tos for 13 top and emerging destination countries.Free to download:

Guide to International University Admission

https://www.nacacnet.org/GuidetoIUA

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Background on higher education system

Academic calendarApplication/Admission processOther considerations: housing, visas, etc. Trusted governmental sources of detailed information Tips and testimonials

Guide Format

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Featured Countries

Australia

Canada

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Japan

The Netherlands

New Zealand

South Korea

Spain

United Kingdom

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Australia

39 public and four private universities, known as “

unis

624,000 international students studied in Australia in 2017, 11,900 were American.

Typical UG degree is 3 years, though there are exceptions (e.g., honors programs)

More information: The Australia government’s

Study in Australia

.

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Education is under the legislative jurisdiction of the provinces and territories; basic structures are similar across the country

495,000 international students studied in Canada in 2017Typical UG degree is 4 years, and considered equivalent to an American qualification

Co-op experiences are a hallmark of Canadian degree programs

More information:

EduCanada

Canada

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Finland has 14 universities and 24 universities of applied sciences (UAS)

Typical UG degree at a university is 3 years; 3.5-4.5 years at UASNearly 31,000 international students studied in Finland in 2015-16If students are fluent in Finnish or Swedish, can pursue a degree in one of these national languages tuition-free.

More information:

Studyinfo website

Finland

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Undergraduate degrees are offered at 74 public universities and 250

grandes ecoles.295,000 international students studied in France in 2017, including about 17,000 US students.

An UG degree is known as a

licence

, and can be completed in 3 years.

More information:

Campus France

France

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Germany has 427 state-accredited universities; 120 of these are private

In 2017, hosted 358,900 international students; 5,839 were US studentsUG programs are very structured and can be completed in 6-8 semesters. More information:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Germany

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Ireland has 7 universities, 5 public colleges, 14 institutes of technology, and 8 provide colleges

Ireland hosted more than 33,000 international students in 2015-16; the US is a top place of originMost UG degrees take 4 years to completeMore information:

Education in Ireland

we

Ireland

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Italy has 97 universities, 12 national research centers, and 137 higher education institutions in arts, dance, and music.

Italy hosted 90,000 international students in 2016-17 for degree study.Bachelor’s degrees are known as laurea

triennale

, and last 3 years. More information:

Uni-Italia

Italy

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There are hundreds of local and national universities in Japan, varying in size, reputation, and institutional control.

English-taught programs have existed at Japanese universities for decades. In 2017, over 267,000 international students studied in Japan; 2,516 were Americans.

A bachelor’s degree takes at least 4 years

More information:

Japan Student Services Organization

Japan

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Higher education in the Netherlands is divided by research-oriented (3 year bachelor’s) and profession-oriented institutions (4 year bachelor’s).

Many large, traditional Dutch universities have created university colleges, or selective honors colleges, that follow a liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

The Netherlands hosts more than 122,000 international students annually.

More information:

Study in Holland

The Netherlands

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NZ has 8 universities and 16 polytechnics and institutes of technology

In 2017, NZ universities hosted 30,000 international students. US student enrollment totaled 3,044, though most participated in short-term study abroad. UG degrees are typically 3 years; 4 years for an honours

degree.

More information:

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand

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There are 430 institutions nationwide, 58 are public.

Junior colleges are 2-3 year programs; universities are 4 years. In 2017, nearly 124,000 international students studied in Korean institutions; there were 2,767 Americans. Most universities offer English-taught programs, and will waive the Test of Proficiency in Korean.

More information:

Study in Korea

South Korea

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There are 84 universities in Spain; 50 are public.

In 2017, nearly 95,000 international students enrolled in Spanish institutions; American students accounted for 7%An UG degree is referred to as grado, and can typically be completed in 3-4 years.

More information:

Spanish Service for the

Internationalisation

of Education

Spain

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The UK home to 162 higher education institutions.

In 2016-17, the UK enrolled 442,375 international students. Of the more than 16,900 US students pursuing full degrees, about 5,800 were undergraduates. Degrees are typically 3 years in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales; in Scotland, 4 years is standard.

More information:

British Council

United Kingdom

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Tips and Strategies For Thinking About a Degree Abroad

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Independent

ResponsibleOpen-mindedSomeone who loves to travelAdventurous An experiential learnersSomeone who appreciates diversity

Interested in other cultures

A Dual citizen or do you have family abroad

Interested in studying abroad

A degree abroad may be for you.

Are you…

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Lower tuition

More focused programsFaster programsExperience of a lifetimeGlobal career options and resources

Factors Families Consider:

Positives

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Unknowns

SafetyOther costs (e.g., living and travel)Distance – harder to visitLanguage barriersDifferent requirements & applications

Factors Families Consider:

Concerns

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At first, it can help to focus on the similarities between domestic colleges and international universities abroad

Next, look more closely at the differences and benefits of these programs:Ability to start undecided (rare for universities abroad)Multicultural environmentsProximity to the history, culture, and tradition of the world outside America

Language and cultural study options

Tips

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Plan early.

It’s important to have an idea early in order to discuss the international options available and plan accordingly (e.g., curricular considerations)Engage. Encourage your school/counselor to invite international universities to visit your schoolStop by an international university’s booth at a college fair.

Explore.

If possible, visit international schools or participate in virtual tours.

Tips

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Questions?

Contact: international@nacacnet.org


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