This professional certificate is one of the first international counseling certificate programs of its kind. Participants will gain the expertise and skills necessary to support students who are interested in applying to colleges outside of their home country.

The basics:

  • Intended audience: Secondary school counselors and IECs who are:
    • Based in the U.S. and advise students who are interested in pursuing international universities;
    • Based outside of the U.S. who advise international students who are interested in applying to U.S. universities;
    • Based at international schools and advise students who are interested in applying to universities in several different countries.
  • Cost: $150 for NACAC members, $200 for nonmembers.
    • A 20 percent discount is available for offices of four or more participants registering for the same course.
  • Estimated completion time: 16 hours.
    • Participants have six months to access and complete the course.
  • Upon completion: 16 continuing education credit hours, a completion certificate, and a digital badge.

Course description:

This counselor-tested, self-paced course is for secondary and independent counselors seeking to round out their counseling knowledge. You will gain the expertise and skills to successfully support students who are interested in applying to colleges outside of their home country. The content in these short, topic-based modules is thoroughly updated each year to reflect the latest information on how to advise students on pursuing a degree abroad. Participants will know upfront what to expect regarding grading rubrics and timing for completing quizzes, assignments, and papers.

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Course topics:

  • How to identify students who may benefit from seeking a degree abroad.

  • The unique challenges and opportunities of studying abroad.
  • Diving deep into the specifics of a few countries of your choice.
  • Planning and implementing conversations with students to apply your new knowledge.
  • Ways to enhance your school’s culture around pursuing degrees abroad.

Registration

Register for this on-demand course using the button below:

PLEASE NOTE: All requests to switch cohorts, extend course access (by 1 month) or changes to course registrations will be subject to a $50 processing fee per person/per course. No refunds will be processed.

Cost:

  • $150 for NACAC members*
  • $200 for nonmembers

A 20% discount is available for offices of four or more participants registering for the same course. If your office would qualify for this discount, contact customer service for a promo code prior to registration.

*Unsure if you are a current NACAC member? You may be eligible for NACAC membership through your school or organization. Contact membership experience for more information.

Questions?

For purchasing and billing questions, please email customerservice@nacacnet.org.For questions about the course, please email pd@nacacnet.org. 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5242. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACAC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.