COUNSELOR TOURS TO THE U.S.

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We're delighted to announce the KIC UnivAssist counselor tours in spring 2017. The tours will consist of about 15 international high school representatives (counselors, principals, admission coordinators or designated officials of the school) invited to participate by special invitation. Together they will visit about ten American institutions during 12-day tours. Visiting two to three host institutions per city, these tours' selective and small group format will allow for greater and more productive connections between the specially chosen visiting counselors and your institution's admissions staff and faculty.

PARTICIPATION/SPONSORSHIP OF HOST INSTITUTIONS: COST-SHARING MODEL

KIC UnivAssist 2017 COUNSELOR TOURS INDIAN COUNSELOR TOUR GLOBAL COUNSELOR TOUR
PRIMARY FOCUS Connect and interact with international high school counselors for undergraduate recruitment
TOUR DATES 24 April - 05 May 2017 24 April - 05 May 2017
PROGRAM OPTIONS FULL-DAY PROGRAM: 8 hour session
(approximately 10:00am to 6:00pm,
including meals for the day)
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: 4 hour session
(approximately 8:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm, including a working meal)
FULL-DAY PROGRAM: 8 hour session
(approximately 10:00am to 6:00pm,
including meals for the day)
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: 4 hour session
(approximately 8:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm, including a working meal)
NUMBER OF COUNSELORS Approximate group of 15 visiting international high school counselors per tour
PROGRAM COST* FULL-DAY PROGRAM: $13,680
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: $7,860
FULL-DAY PROGRAM: $13,680
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: $7,860
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS BY THE INSTITUTION* FULL-DAY PROGRAM: working meals for the day
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: one working meal

* Program cost is not inclusive of the additional provisions as noted above.
NOTE: $2,500 Tour Deposit is due upon application and is not refundable, except in the event that UnivAssist cancels the visit to your institution. Tour Deposit does not guarantee participation. If UnivAssist cannot accommodate the visit to your institution, then your deposit will be refunded.


Under a cost-sharing model, institutions may choose to host a Half-Day Program or a Full-Day Program for the group of about 15 visiting International counselors. Each program would include a tentative itinerary of introductions, overview of the university, Q&A session with faculty and staff, campus tour, a session with faculty and admissions experts, and a working lunch or dinner. Additional sessions will be included for a Full-Day Program. Each host institution will provide a coordinator/host and contact person for the visiting group.

TOUR DETAILS

Included

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE International airfare for the counselors to and from their home countries is covered by the tour program fee.
DOMESTIC AIRFARE Domestic airfare for the counselors between U.S. cities is covered by the tour program fee.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel accommodations for the counselors are covered by the tour program fee.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION Local/ground transportation for the counselors within each host city is covered by the tour program fee.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

MEALS Host institutions will provide meals for the day of the program (Half-Day Program hosts one working meal, Full-Day Program hosts all meals).
COORDINATOR/HOST + SCHEDULING Host institution will provide a coordinator/host, scheduling, organization, and interaction with faculty, students and admissions teams.

PLEASE NOTE: ADDITONAL PROVISIONS BY THE HOST INSTITUTION

  • MEALS Host institutions hosting a Full-Day Program will provide all meals for that day. Institutions choosing a Half-Day Program will provide one meal for the visiting group (lunch or dinner, depending on the schedule details) to function as a discussion and social event with faculty, admissions and other relevant constituents
  • COORDINATOR/HOST AND SCHEDULING Host institutions will assign one university staff person to act as host, coordinator and contact person for KIC UnivAssist. Host institutions will coordinate ahead-of-time the introduction and overview sessions, the campus tour and the interaction/presentation session
  • INTERACTION WITH FACULTY AND ADMISSIONS STAFF Faculty, international admissions counselors and any other admissions decision-making constituents will be in attendance to present and interact at the sessions, ensuring that admissions criteria and procedures are transparent to the visiting counselors

NOTE: Full-Day Programs will take place from approximately 10:00am to 6:00pm (including meal times), and Half-Day Programs will take place from approximately 8:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm (including a working meal). Day-wise schedule will be finalized in consultation with individual institutions.

TOUR APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please complete the application form and submit it with the deposit. Payment of the balance of the tour costs is due 24 October 2016. If tour fees are not received by this date, the institution may be dropped from the tour, and cancellation fees will apply. If for any reason KIC UnivAssist cannot accommodate an institution on the tour, their fees including deposits will be fully refunded.

TOUR CANCELLATION AND FEES REFUND POLICY

If you are unable to take part in the tour after having confirmed your participation through a completed application, KIC UnivAssist may refund a portion of your fees upon cancellation as per the following policy:

>180 DAYS PRIOR to tour commencement 120 – 179 DAYS PRIOR to tour commencement 120 DAYS OR LESS to tour commencement
100% of the refundable charges 50% of the refundable charges No refund

NOTE: UnivAssist reserves the right to cancel the visit to your institution, or the entire tour. In such a case, the entire fee including the deposit will be refunded.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Participating institutions must be accredited two-year, four-year and/or graduate degree granting institutions.
  • The individuals hosting must have knowledge of the institution's admissions policies and procedures.
  • KIC UnivAssist reserves the right to make changes to the tour, if in its judgment the change will be in the best interests of the participating host institutions and visiting counselors. This could include changes to cities, order of cities, dates of visits, schedule of visits, college visits in a particular city, accommodations, meals, carriers.
  • The dates of the tour's visit to your institution will be decided by KIC UnivAssist. We will try to accommodate requests by institutions to the extent possible, but we cannot guarantee requests.
  • KIC UnivAssist holds itself free from liability for any loss, injury, delay or damage from any cause beyond its control.
  • All prices are based on exchange rates as of 2016 and are subject to change.
  • Tour deposits are non refundable.
  • Institutions are liable for tour fees as indicated in the cancellation and fees section.
  • KIC UnivAssist will make every effort to bring 15 counselors on the tour. If in case the number of travelers drops below 13, tour application costs will be prorated.
  • Educational institutions and their participants must support and adhere with NAFSA's Statement of Ethical Principles.

Application Instructions

To apply for tour participation, download, print and complete the application form available below. Please scan and email the completed and signed application form to us at info@univassist.com, or mail it to KIC UnivAssist at 55 Union Place #146, Summit, NJ 07901, U.S.A. For wire transfer instructions, contact us at 646-623-7790.

KIC accepts deposits via check or wire transfer. Transactions must be in U.S. dollars. Checks must be drawn on a bank with a U.S. branch in the name of "KIC UnivAssist LLC". KIC UnivAssist's tax EIN number is 81-1757277.

The application and program package is available here:

2017 UnivAssist Counselor Tours to the U.S. Package