TOURS FAQS

ABOUT RECRUITMENT TOURS

How many tours does KIC UnivAssist conduct in a year?

KIC UnivAssist conducts recruitment tours to 25+ countries around the world every fall and spring, as well as Counselor Fly-In Tours to the U.S.

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HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE TOURS?

If you are interested in joining our recruitment tours, please click on any of these regions of your interest:India, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

For specific questions about any of the recruitment tours, please write to us at info@univassist.com.

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What about the arrival and departure airport transportation?

If you arrive in the first city of the tour within 24 hours of the tour start, your initial airport transfer (airport to tour hotel only) is a complimentary service as part of the tour package. To ensure that our travel partners will be able to meet you at the airport at the right time, we will need your specific flight arrival details in advance. Note that upon your departure, airport drop-off service is also complimentary if you are leaving immediately after the tour. (Otherwise, we are happy to put you in touch with our travel partners if you would like to arrange a drop-off service through them.

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How are Fall & Spring tours different from each other?

Fall tours meet with more 12th graders, as well as some 11th and 10th graders. Recruitment in the fall is critical interaction with 12th grade students as they are making decisions about where they will apply for the following year. In spring, you are likely to meet more 11th graders and conduct yield (meetings with applicants and admitted students). Fall tour schedules tend to be a little more hectic, while we try to leave more free time in the evenings on spring tours for yield meetings.

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Does UnivAssist manage the visa application process for participants?

We do not manage any visa application processes for participants. While we are glad to assist by providing useful information and invitation letters where possible, participants will complete the application process on their own.

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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE TOUR?

The tour schedules are fast-paced, and there will not be a lot of free time available for outside meetings during the day. The itinerary will begin early each day, typically visiting 2-4 schools daily (including Saturdays), with travel time in between. Sundays are generally off and may be used for travel between cities and/or at your leisure.

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How many schools do we visit during the tours?

Overall, tours visit an average of 20-25 schools. In addition to the school visits, often there will be additional events on the schedule such as visits to educational centers, meetings with counselors, etc.

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Do participants need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the tours?

Travelers must arrange for their own international flights from the U.S. and back. If possible we suggest arriving one or two days in advance, to account for the possibility of unforeseen travel delays, to conquer jet lag and/or for acculturization. For your domestic flights between cities on the tour, this is included as part of the tour package and participants need not make those arrangements themselves.


Hotel accommodations are included as part of the tour package beginning on the first night of the tour’s start date and through the previous night of the tour end date (i.e. if the tour is February 1-11, your hotels are covered from February 1 through February 10). For any extra room night requests, we will be glad to put you in touch with our travel partners should you need assistance in booking.

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TOURS PRICING AND DISCOUNTS FAQs

What are the discounts available for a new university partner?

A new university partner is eligible for any discount other than the "Returning University" discount.

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SOME CITIES ARE VISITED MULTIPLE TIMES BETWEEN DIFFERENT TOURS. IS IT ADVISABLE TO SIGN UP FOR MULTIPLE TOURS IF THEY VISIT THE SAME CITIES MORE THAN ONCE?

Many major cities are repeated on different tours as they have a large number of high schools of interest, all of which cannot be visited in a single tour. Each of the tours has a different set of schools that are visited, with very few repeats.

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WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT?

Each tour cycle, UnivAssist typically offers discount for early signups. Please download the most recent tours package for specific details.

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WHAT ARE THE IC3 CONFERENCE AND IC3 REGIONAL FORUMS? HOW MUCH DOES REGISTRATION COST?

To support high schools in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, the Annual IC3 Conference brings together higher education representatives for a collaborative dialogue on issues that drive sustainable and inclusive counseling practices focused on student success.

Please visit the IC3 Conference website at www.ic3conference.com for full information on the upcoming annual IC3 Conference and IC3 Regional Forums. Some UnivAssist tours may include the IC3 Conference or IC3 Regional Forums as part of the tour. Please write to us at info@univassist.com for complete details.

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