Course Description

Support International School Students with Career and College Readiness

Virtually every international school, through the school's mission, holds the promise of a university education for every student.  Parents often select an international school over other systems based on their perception that they will be providing their children with a significantly increased opportunity to both have access to and succeed at highly competitive universities worldwide.  Participants will interact with a series of case studies, collaborative learning strategies, and interactive simulations.

This course is the third course in the 4-course International School Counseling Certificate program.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:

  • Candidates who wish to work or are employed as school counselors in international schools
  • Recent graduates, career changers, aspiring counselors, and educators who wish to develop their competencies in the field of school counseling

Required Materials:  Two Texts,

Technical Requirements


COUN-X563 Multicultural Counseling Skills for International School Counselors
COUN-X565 Crisis & Trauma Prevention and Intervention in International School Counseling

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What You Will Learn

  • Examine the career development process and interventions for children, and adolescents within a culture-centered perspective
  • Study of theorists, vocational assessment process, and occupational and psychological information systems
  • Gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of university admission offices, with a focus on the multiple factors impacting each decision to admit or deny a student
  • Understand the offerings and requirements of university systems in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK
  • Develop the tools needed to help families and students form an effective university application list
  • Fully understand the factors that make for a successful teacher and counselor recommendation
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the common application, with a particular emphasis on writing effective personal statements for admission to highly competitive universities
  • Increase knowledge of the financial aid and scholarship process in the United States


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