COUNSELOR TOURS TO THE U.S.

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We are thrilled to announce our 2018 UnivAssist Counselor Fly-In programs, including both the Indian Counselor Tour and the Global Counselor Tour. Each tour group consists of about 15 international high school representatives (principals, admission coordinators, etc.), invited to participate by special invitation. The selective and small group format allows for greater and more productive connections between the visiting counselors and your institution's admissions staff and faculty.

PARTICIPATION/SPONSORSHIP OF HOST INSTITUTIONS: COST-SHARING MODEL

KIC UnivAssist 2018 COUNSELOR TOURS INDIAN COUNSELOR TOUR GLOBAL COUNSELOR TOUR
PRIMARY FOCUS Connect and interact with international high school counselors for undergraduate recruitment
TOUR DATES 23 April - 04 May 2018 23 April - 04 May 2018
PROGRAM OPTIONS FULL-DAY PROGRAM: 8 hour session
(approx.10:00am to 6:00pm,
including all meals for the day)
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: 4 hour session
(approximately 8:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm, including lunch or dinner)
FULL-DAY PROGRAM: 8 hour session
(approx.10:00am to 6:00pm,
including all meals for the day)
HALF-DAY PROGRAM: 4 hour session
(approximately 8:00am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6:00pm, including lunch or dinner)
NUMBER OF COUNSELORS Approximate group of 15 visiting international high school counselors per tour
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

COVERED BY TOUR PROGRAM FEE

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE International airfare for the counselors to and from their home countries
DOMESTIC AIRFARE Domestic airfare for the counselors between U.S. cities
HOTEL Hotel accommodations for the counselors
GROUND TRANSPORTATION Local transportation for the counselors within and to each host city
COORDINATOR/HOST AND SCHEDULING Coordinator/host, scheduling, organization, and interaction with faculty, students and admissions teams

+ ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS BY HOST UNIVERSITY

MEALS One meal for Half-Day Program, lunch and dinner for Full-Day Program
COORDINATOR/HOST + SCHEDULING Coordinator/host, scheduling, organization, and interaction with faculty, students and admissions teams

PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS BY THE HOST INSTITUTION

  • MEALSInstitutions hosting a Full-Day Program will provide lunch and dinner, and institutions choosing a Half-Day Program will provide one meal (lunch or dinner) to function as a discussion and social event with faculty, admissions and other relevant constituents.
  • COORDINATOR/HOST AND SCHEDULING Host institutions will assign one staff person to act as host, coordinator and contact person for UnivAssist. Host institutions will coordinate ahead-of-time the introduction and overview sessions. The campus tour, the interaction/presentation session, etc.
  • 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

Complete the Application Form and submit with the deposit. Payment of the balance of tour costs is due 15 November 2017. 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 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 UnivAssist. We will try to accommodate requests by institutions to the extent possible, but we cannot guarantee requests.
  • 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 2017 and are subject to change.
  • Tour deposits are non-refundable.
  • Institutions are liable for tour fees as indicated in the cancellation and fees section.
  • 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.

UnivAssist accepts payments via check or wire transfer (contact us for wire transfer instructions). Transactions must be in U.S. dollars. Checks must be drawn on a bank with a U.S. branch in the name of “UnivAssist Inc.” UnivAssist Inc.’s tax EIN number is 81-1757277.

The application and program package is available here:

2018 UnivAssist Counselor Tours to the U.S. Package