Skye Rust
Skye Rust
Columbia College Chicago
Assistant Director of International Admissions
United States
Natalie Spicer
Natalie Spicer
Monash University
Regional Manager
Marion Kinder
Marion Kinder
Nagoya University
Director of International Admissions
Leon Wong
Leon Wong
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Admissions Counselor
Maya Shimizu
Maya Shimizu
Ritsumeikan University
International Admissions Officer
Kristin Sargeant
Kristin Sargeant
University of Edinburgh
EU Student Recruitment Manager
United Kingdom
Scott Torrance
Scott Torrance
University of Glasgow
European Recruitment Officer
United Kingdom
Allán Laville
Allán Laville
University of Reading
Programme Director & Admissions Tutor for MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical)
United Kingdom
Ffion Bailey
Ffion Bailey
University of St Andrews
EU Regional Manager
United Kingdom
Adrian Viens
Adrian Viens
York University
Director, School of Global Health

These sessions will be recorded so that you can still log in to view them after the live fair has ended. You can return and watch the recordings as many times as you like. They will be available until the end of 2020.


Session name


09:15–09:45 TRT

Why Study in Japan

  • Leon Wong, Admissions Counselor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
  • Marion Kinder, Director of International Admissions, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Maya Shimizu, International Admissions Officer, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

10:15–10:45 TRT

What is anxiety and depression? Understanding symptoms, prevalence and impact

  • Allán Laville, Programme Director & Admissions Tutor for MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical), University of Reading, United Kingdom

11:15–11:45 TRT

Small vs Big College Experience: Which one is right for you?

  • Natalie Spicer, Regional Manager, Monash University, Australia
  • Skye Rust, Assistant Director of International Admissions, Columbia College Chicago, United States

17:15–17:45 TRT

How Politics Makes Us Sick: The Case of COVID-19

  • A.M. Viens, Director, School of Global Health, York University, Canada

18:15–18:45 TRT

Study in Scotland

  • Ffion Bailey, EU Regional Manager, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Kristin Sargeant, EU Student Recruitment Manager, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Scott Torrance, European Recruitment Officer, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hello and welcome to all students!



  1. You will live chat with admissions representatives from accredited universities worldwide to ask all the questions on your mindOur global network of schools and universities is highly professional, friendly and collaborative. They’re also committed to providing high-quality international education and supporting your transition to university. 
  2. Our member universities understand international school curricula and actively seek global citizens to join their institutions. They're eager to meet you and discuss their courses, admissions policies, and higher education learning experiences. And they're keen to hear about the achievements, behaviours and skills that you can offer their institution.
  3. The Fair will be open for three hours during your school day and two hours in the evening when your parents or guardian might like to join you.
  4. You can start your research several days before the Fair by visiting the virtual university booths, taking a look at their resources, considering which ones you wish to talk to when the Fair opens.
  5. Learn about admissions, student transition to university, your future after university, mental health and well-being, and more during five live sessions. The schedule for these sessions by higher education specialists will be available the week before the Fair so you can plan ahead. 
  6. Your mental health and well-being is always important, particularly at this time of transition in your life when moving from secondary school to university. Our member universities can tell you about the ways their institution can support you.
  7. These fairs are designed exclusively for secondary school students who aspire to study internationally. 
  8. Student and school participation at this Fair is free.


Before the Fair opens

  • First, you register. Click the blue button on the top right of this page. 
  • View the full list of attending universities.
  • Visit the virtual university booths before the fair opens to view their resources and videos, and determine which you want to talk /schedule a meeting with during the live Fair. 
  • Filter your search options by geographic region, institution type, campus size, etc. 


When the Fair is open

  • Initiate live chats or schedule a meeting with the university representatives using the buttons in their virtual booth
  • Send your information directly to universities and they will contact you after the Fair.*
  • Don't miss the opportunity to learn more during the five live sessions. Check the schedule to see who you want to watch and learn from. Many speakers will have Q&A opportunities too. The speakers will include both admissions and academic staff from participating universities.

*Your contact information will be shared with universities once you have clicked on any of the interaction buttons on the booth page.  

  • Has the pandemic brought uncertainty, loss and hardship to your graduating students? Read five ‘big ideas’—from Dr Eleanor Parker at the University of Bath and Susie March a consultant specialist in social and emotional education—that are emerging in higher education transition programming in the context of the Coronavirus. Our CIS colleague Katryna Snow, Associate Director of Higher Education Services also shares key findings from a recent survey of 134 school counsellors across 52 countries about the things their students are most concerned about right now. Read and use the resources.
  • Registration is also open for our flagship conference taking place virtually this year, the CIS Global Forum on International Admission and Guidance, 17-19 November.


If you have any questions or require any assistance, we're here and ready to help you. Contact us via email: