International University Fair

Western Europe

5 October 2020
09:00–12:00 & 18:00–20:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Hello and welcome to all students!

Whitney Green
Whitney Green
Columbia University in the City of New York
Director of International Recruitment
United States
Pamela Tan
Pamela Tan
Cornell University
Deputy Director
United States
Petra Orent
Petra Orent
Franklin University Switzerland
Admissions Counselor
Daniel Rukare
Daniel Rukare
Hult International Business School
Professor of Practice
United Kingdom
Stefania Corrado
Stefania Corrado
John Cabot University
Assistant Director of Degree-Seeking Admissions
Tom Biedermann
Tom Biedermann
Suffolk University
Associate Director of Admission - Madrid Campus
United States
John Bull
John Bull
University of Plymouth
Associate Professor Environmental Science
United Kingdom
Sarah Bay-Cheng
Sarah Bay-Cheng
York University
Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

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 CEST

Mixing the Best of Both Worlds: The Benefits of Pursuing an American Education in Europe

  • Kathryn Angelotti, Admissions Counselor, Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Stefania Corrado, Assistant Director of Degree-Seeking Admissions, John Cabot University, Italy
  • Tom Biedermann, Associate Director of Admission - Madrid Campus, Suffolk University 

10:15–10:45 CEST

Designing careers of the future by building creative confidence

  • Daniel Rukare, Profesor of Practice, Hult International Business School, United Kingdom

11:15–11:45 CEST

Solving the growing environmental crisis: tackling a greater threat to our survival than any pandemic may be

  • John Bull, Associate Professor Environmental Science, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

18:15–18:45 CEST

Connecting The Liberal Arts and Selective Holistic Admissions Through Unprecedented Times

  • Pamela Tan, Deputy Director, Cornell University, United States
  • Whitney Green, Director of International Recruitment, Columbia University in the City of New York, United States

19:15–19:45 CEST

All the World's a Screen: Using Art & Creativity to Succeed in a Technological Future

  • Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Canada



  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.


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