Dear 8th-12th Grade Students and Parents,

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in our sixth annual “ISGenoa College Fair,” to be held here at school on Friday, November 11th, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

This year’s event follows the wonderful success of our past College Fairs, and will once again provide students and parents with the invaluable opportunity to learn more about higher education opportunities throughout the world.

So far 24 universities from 9 different countries—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA—have signed up to participate.

The following universities will be present:
New College of the Humanities
Paris College of Art
John Cabot University
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Bocconi University
Glion Institute of Higher Education – Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
Macromedia University
University of Kent
Sustainability Mangement School
The International University of Monaco
Erasmus University College
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Laureate International Universities- Art & Design Education
Hotelschool The Hague
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
ESCP Europe Business School
The American University of Rome
IÉSEG School of Management
Hult International Business School
Jacobs University Bremen
University of St Andrews
Loyola University Chicago (Rome Program)
Aberystwyth University

During the Fair, students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the representative of each university and to learn more about such things as their programs and campuses, as well as gain valuable insight into their admissions process and requirements.

We hope that you make plans to join us for this very special occasion.

We kindly ask you to RSVP by November 9th by filling out the electronic registration form available at

There is no fee to participate in the fair.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

The College Guidance program for the students of The International School in Genoa helps them prepare for the next stage of their academic careers; research courses and majors, colleges and universities; and work through the application process.

Applying to university can be a very lengthy and involved process; this is especially true for international students.  Students and their families should not underestimate the time required and never run the risk of not meeting university application deadlines: start planning early!  Even though it will be hard work and require a great deal of organization and initiative on your part, however, it can also be a time of great self-discovery and excitement.  We encourage each of you to find the “right fit” – the perfect university to help you achieve your dreams!

The International School in Genoa’s academic programs are rigorous, university-preparation programs and we expect that the vast majority of our high school students will apply for post-secondary education in a college or university.  The IB Diploma Programme that you are studying will allow you to apply to excellent universities throughout the world, as noted in an article from February 2013 in The Independent, The IB develops the students top universities want .

Our common objective is for students to gain offers from the universities that best suit their future academic and personal aspirations, e.g. the “best university for the student.”

For more information please visit the ISG College Counseling website, designed exclusively for ISG students, or contact the school’s College Counselor, Laura Ashby.


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