The international family guide to US university admissions

by Jennifer Ann Aquino

“This is the first and only guide dedicated to the international applicant and family,” says Jennifer Ann Aquino. “I was inspired by the countless times I was asked, ‘How do I start the process and what do I need to do?’. I wrote this book based on exactly what I cover with my own students, all international, all different, all unique and all finding success at university.”

 

With the help of this book, you’ll discover how to make sense of the US admissions system – from start to finish:

– Every action step (Milestone) the student & family must take in the process is covered.  Insider tips, comments and alerts accompany each.

– Every chapter begins with a Case Study of an actual student of mine.

– Learn what type of universities are best for you and how to determine what your fit truly is.

– Learn what colleges want, what they care about, and what will make your application stronger (or weaker) by staying true to yourself and the fit between you and the university.

Whether you’re an international student living outside of the US or an ex-pat living abroad, you’ll find answers to all of your questions – all in one place.

Praise for The International Family Guide to US University Admissions:

“Our three boys went through the American university application system and I still find it daunting. Is it because we are foreigners? What are SAT’s and ACT’s? How do they differ and how do I prepare my kids for them? Do all universities ask for these standardized tests? Why do some universities ask for extra essays? What is Liberal Arts?  What does it mean to apply as ‘undeclared’? What documents do I have to provide the universities? Where do I get all the paperwork for the visas done? Deadlines? The university of what? Where is that? Will my child ‘fit in’ being a foreigner? And most of all, what will our kids gain by attending an American university that other academic institutions around the world can’t offer? Jennifer answered all these questions while implementing the only approach that works, following the timeline. She got to know my boys and empowered them to find the right fit and she does the same for all the users of this book – parents and students alike. It is a must-have for any parent and student going through this process.” – Brigitte Roulet, parent, Switzerland

“Throughout my career, I have felt enormous empathy for applicants and their families who just had no idea how competitive college admission is in the US… Jennifer finally offers international families a guide that explains US college admissions and gives clear guidance through each step of the process. She identifies key Milestones and provides clever Worksheets and a Writing Handbook that will help the user to create a highly personalized and strong application for the student’s best-fit universities. The Case Studies and strategic Parent Advice and Student Advice make this book a must for any US-bound student!” – Ellen M. Sullivan, former Admissions Officer, Harvard College; Executive Director of International Advancement, Boston College

 

About the Author:

 

Jennifer Ann Aquino is passionate about education. She started her career after university teaching AP Biology at a US boarding school (The Gunner School, Connecticut).  She moved on to educational publishing as an editor for secondary and university-level foreign language and science textbooks before working in management roles as an administrator in universities in the US and Europe.  Jennifer double-majored in Biology and Spanish Literature with a Pre-Medical concentration from Boston College (US) and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from Middlebury College (US).  She was accepted to and enrolled in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Languages and Literature.  Jennifer worked as Director of Education Abroad (Bentley University, USA), Managing Director International MBA Programme (IE Business School, Spain), Director of International Advancement (Bentley University, USA) and Lead Recruiter, Undergraduate Admissions, Asia & India (Bentley University, USA).

Jennifer splits her time between Singapore and Geneva. She has her own private consultancy working directly with families and their children, helping to guide them to their best-fit educational goals. She has visited over 100 university campuses in a professional context and is Professional Member of IECA and Member of International ACAC.

To learn more, go to http://www.jenniferannaquino.com/

For media inquiries, please contact Kelsey at Book Publicity Services at (805) 807-9027 or Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com.

 

 

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