Metro New York International Counselor Tour 2018

The ninth annual Metro New York Tour has been scheduled for mid-July, immediately following the International ACAC conference being held in New Orleans . The Metro NY Tour will commence on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and will conclude on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Counselors MUST take part in the entire week and participate in ALL daily university visits.


Tour Registration:

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018.

This tour is limited to a maximum of 25 international school counselors. To register, please scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the registration form. Upon successful submission of the form, you will get a confirmation page.

Please note that submission of the application does NOT guarantee a spot on the tour. Applicants will be notified of their selection to the tour by March 1, 2018.

Eligible Participants:

  • Guidance Counselors from overseas schools
  • Guidance Counselors at International schools in the U.S.
  • Independent International Counselors who place Undergraduate students

Please note that this tour is geared towards counselors of international students and American citizens abroad. Guidance counselors from traditional public/private schools in the U.S. are not eligible to participate in this tour.

"Agents" or "consultants" who expect commission for the placement of students and/or contracts from the universities are not eligible to participate.

Arrival Information:

  • The tour will begin on Sunday, July 15, 2018 and will conclude with a morning check-out on Friday, July 20, 2018. Attendees will need to arrive in time for a 5:30 PM departure from the hotel on Sunday for the opening reception, and will need to depart on Friday morning, prior to hotel check-out time.
  • The closest airport to Manhattan is LaGuardia (LGA). Other nearby airports are Newark Liberty (EWR) and JFK. Please take into account additional time for traffic/travel from the airport to the hotel when making reservations. Regular train and bus service are also available from many of the major east coast cities.
  • As our guest, you will be required to stay through the closing reception and participate in all daily activities.
  • Please note that with the exception of an opening reception on Sunday and a closing reception on Thursday, we have intentionally left your evenings/nights free so that you may explore the many fun things our area has to offer.
  • Additional travel suggestions and more detailed versions of the schedule will be posted here throughout the year.
  • For those wishing to arrive early or stay later, we will be happy to offer a discounted hotel room in NYC for three days before or after the tour.

Confirmed Participants:

Counselors who have been emailed to confirm their place in the tour should review the updated Confirmed Participant Information.

Metro NY Tour Schedule 2018 (tentative):


3 PM Hotel check-in time
5:30 PM Meet Metro NY International Tour Committee Member in lobby of hotel to depart for opening reception
6-7:30 PM Opening Reception at Fordham School of Law (with heavy hors d'oeveres)


8:30 AM meet in lobby to depart
9:30 AM-12:30 PM St. Johns University (breakfast included)
1:30-4:30 PM Hofstra University--lunch included
6 PM Anticipated arrival at hotel


7:30 AM Meet in lobby to depart
9 AM-12 PM Fordham University (breakfast included)
1:30-4:30 PM Fairleigh Dickinson University (Florham Campus)--lunch included
6:30 PM Anticipated arrival at hotel (could be later depending on traffic--booking event tickets this night is not advised!)


7 AM Meet in lobby to depart
9 AM-12 PM Fairfield University (breakfast included and box lunch for bus)
2:30-5:30 PM Pace University (with heavy hors d/oeuvres)
6:15 PM Anticipated arrival at hotel


8:45 AM Meet in lobby to depart
9:30 AM-12:30 PM LIU Brooklyn (breakfast included)
1:30-4:30 PM New School
5-7:30 PM Tour review and closing reception at New School (dinner included)
8 PM Anticipated arrival at hotel


Morning--check out.

Important note: Upon successful submission of this form, you will be brought to a "thank you" page. If for some reason you do not see this page after submitting the application, please send an email to

Register for the 2018 Metro NY Tour

Main contact information

Prefix (Mr., Ms., Mrs., etc.)

First Name (Given name)

Last Name (Surname)

Current School


School Address



ZIP/Postal Code

Country if not US

Work Email

Work Phone (include country code)

2017-2018 Contact Information

Please check the box if you plan to leave your current school at the end of the academic year.

If so, enter the name of the new school for 2018-2019:

Personal Email:

Personal Phone:

Please check the box if you are accepted to/attending the tour, and wish to be added to our What's App group.

Cell/Mobile Number (to be used for What's App:

Emergency Contact Name:

Emergency Contact Phone (including country code):

Additional Information

Please check here if you've never visited New York City before.

Please check if you plan to participate in the 2018 International ACAC conference.

Number of years working as a college counselor:

Number of other university tours you have participated in:

Universities on this tour which you have previously visited (check all that apply):

St. John's
The New School (Eugene Lang or Parsons)
Additional Information for School Representatives ONLY:

Average number of students in your graduating class:

Average percentage of students who APPLY to colleges in the United States:

Average percentage of students who ENROLL in colleges in the United States:

Average percentage of students in your graduating class who are U.S. citizens:

School curriculum (IB, AP, British, local, etc.):

Any additional information you would like to provide about your school:

If you work at an international school in a role OTHER than guidance counselor, please explain your role in the college admissions process:

Additional Information for Independent Counselors ONLY:

Average number of students you work with on a yearly basis:

Average percentage of your students who APPLY to colleges in the United States:

Average percentage of your students who ENROLL in colleges in the United States:

Do you accept commission from any universities for your services?



Please provide additional information about your company/services provided:

Special Needs:

Special dietary needs, if any:

Other needs (i.e. physical) that you'd like to make us aware of:

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July 15-20, 2018

Meet representatives and tour the campuses of some of the leading institutions in and around New York City!

Participating Universities:


Counselors must provide their own transportation to and from New York City.

Transportation between universities, single room hotel accommodation in Manhattan, daily breakfast and lunch and refreshments at the opening and closing receptions will be provided at no charge.

Tour Schedule:

Counselors will tour the campuses and have presentations at all eight of the universities. Participants must arrive by the afternoon of Sunday, July 15, 2018 for an orientation and opening reception. A closing reception in the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2018. Participants will depart in the morning on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Metro NY International Counselor Tour 2019:

Dates coming soon. The tour will take place in late June, 2019, prior to the International ACAC conference.