NACAC Guide Highlights Options for US Students Seeking Degrees Abroad

studentguideCollege counselors looking to help their students explore international higher education options have an easy-to-use new resource.

NACAC’s Guide to International University Admission — released today — features country profiles and admission how-tos for nine destinations that have proven popular among US students seeking full degrees outside their home country. The publication is being released in conjunction with International Education Week, a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education that runs through Friday.

In 2014, roughly one-fifth of US counselors reported receiving visits from college admission officers representing institutions outside the US, according to NACAC survey data.

“It’s crucial for students to have access to good information as they research college options,” said Joyce Smith, NACAC’s chief executive officer. “As an organization that focuses on access to higher education and expanding options so that students can find the best fit, NACAC recognizes that some students may want to consider institutions outside the US.”

Countries profiled in the guide include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Introductory information on other international educational experiences, such as short-term study abroad and international dual and joint degree programs, is also included.

The 84-page booklet can be downloaded for free.

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