College Counseling for International Students

Counseling international students varies in significant ways from counseling domestic students. Often times, English is not their first language, their parents are back home, and they come from countries where admission to university is based on one national exam or where pursuing a bachelor’s degree is a time to specialize versus explore. Understanding the people and factors influencing an international students college choice, as well as, the unique admission requirements that international students must meet is critical.  

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