High school counselors from all over the world recently came to Hofstra as part of the eighth annual Metro New York International Counselor Tour.
Hofstra was the second stop on this tour, designed to support and promote visiting international counselors so they can best guide prospective students on college admission in the United States.
“It’s our hope that the visiting counselors will leave with a sense of “Hofstra Pride” and know that their students are welcome here,” said Dean of International Recruitment Steven Richman.
Counselors arrived in New York on Sunday, June 25 with an opening reception at Fordham School of Law. Each day was spent visiting two universities in the Metro New York area. The counselors arrived at Hofstra on Monday, June 26 for an afternoon filled with campus tours and a student panel led by some of Hofstra’s Pride Guides.
“This is an amazing experience. It helps you to better identify if a school is the right fit for a student, and it allows you to see some things a website can’t show you,” said Nikolaos Tsachtanis, a college counselor at Pinewood American International School of Thessaloniki in Greece.
Hofstra has been involved with this program since its inception back in 2010.
“It’s been a very fruitful participation,” said Hofstra Admission Counselor Jane LaRocco. “I’m always in awe that these are 22 perfect strangers but by the time we do a closing reception, they’re a solid network of advocates for participating universities.”