EARCOS-CIS Institute on Higher Education Admission & Guidance

Date: September 21-22, 2018
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand




Counselors – High School Principals – Heads of School of EARCOS and CIS Member Schools

EARCOS and CIS are pleased to announce the 4th Annual EARCOS-CIS Institute on Higher Education Admission and Guidance, which will be held on Friday, Saturday - 21 and 22 September 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

The strength of this institute is the vibrant partnership among the region’s counselors and university representatives, as they collaborate on topical issues and together offer solutions to challenges faced in the region. We again need the help of counselors, university admissions professionals to assemble a rich array of practitioner workshops. Therefore, we invite you to submit a workshop proposal for possible inclusion in the program.

EARCOS Counselors submitting session proposals are required to secure their head of school approval signature. After submitting the session proposal online.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, 20 April 2018.

What can you expect from this exciting partnership and conference program?

The EARCOS-CIS Institute will present a perfect opportunity for admission officers from CIS member colleges and universities around the world to connect with guidance counselors from CIS and EARCOS member schools throughout East Asia. Conference details and registration materials will be posted on the EARCOS and CIS website and sent to all EARCOS and CIS members the mid-March 2018. Some features of the conference include:

• Two days of professional development workshops with 40+ topics.
• Networking opportunities for university admission and guidance colleagues.
• University, School and Student fairs.
• Opportunities to develop successful, long-lasting collaborative relationships.

We hope you will build the EARCOS-CIS Institute on Higher Education Admission & Guidance into your travel plans and also consider submitting a proposal. We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok! For questions regarding EARCOS counselor attendance or proposals, please contact Bill Oldread at boldread@earcos.org




Registration is open to CIS member universities, guidance/university counsellors from CIS, EARCOS and non-member schools, and CIS affiliated consultants and supporting members.


How to Register for EARCOS Members

If you are a guidance/university counsellor currently employed at a K-12/high school and interested in attending this event, review the steps below to register:

-->> EARCOS member guidance/university counsellors: Continue to the registration page.
-->> Non-member guidance/university counsellors: Continue to the registration page.

Schools: Monday 3 September 2018
Universities: Friday 15 June 2018

(Excluding VAT)

EARCOS member school (K-12): $350.00
Non-member school (K-12): $405.00

For questions about registration, please contact highereducation@cois.org.



Friday 21 September 2018
07.00 - 08.30 |
Arrival & Registration
08.30 - 09.30 | Welcome & Opening Session
09.30 - 10.45 | Session Block 1
10.45 - 11.15 | Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.30 | Session Block 2
12.30 - 13.45 | Lunch
13.45 - 15.00 | School Fair (University Admissions Officers speak to Counsellors)
15.00 - 15.15 | Coffee Break
15.15 - 16.45 | Session Block 3

Saturday 22 September 2018
08.30 - 09.45 |
 Session Block 4
09.45 - 10.00 | Coffee Break
10.00 - 11.15 | Session Block 5
11.30 - 12.30 | University Fair (for counsellors)
12.15 - 13.30 | Lunch
13.30 - 14.45 | Session Block 6
15.00 - 16.15 | Session Block 7
16.15 - 16.30 | Coffee Break
16.45 - 18.00 | Programming for counsellors
16.30 - 18.30 | University Fair (for students)
18.30 - 20.00 | Reception


Venue & Lodging

Shangri-La Hotel
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

CIS and EARCOS have reserved a room block in the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok for Institute delegates with a room rate of BHT 6000. To book a room, please use this reservation link and refer to the Group Code: EAR200918

Cut-off date for room booking is 7 September 2018.

Supported by

Thank you to Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau(TCEB) for their generous support of this year's EARCOS-CIS Institute on Higher Education Admission & Guidance 2018.