Whether you already have years of experience in international admissions and recruitment or you are new to the field, you can learn from peers and make new connections at our numerous events throughout the year. We have robust participation of both universities and schools, which maximises opportunity for networking from both sides of the desk. 


The CIS Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance is a global conference of more than 700 higher education admissions professionals and guidance counsellors who gather annually to learn about and discuss crucial industry topics and develop professional connections with colleagues.

Take this opportunity to expand your perspective of student recruitment! The CIS Forum is the global event for international admissions and guidance, giving you the opportunity to interact with CIS Members from all corners of the globe. 

REGIONAL institutes

Experience the dynamic professional development and networking opportunities standard to all CIS Higher Education events with a regional focus! CIS continuously collaborates with regional partners in order to provide you with the highest-quality expertise and network. Our regional conferences are characterised by a more intimate atmosphere than the global forum and also include a student recruitment fair.


Our Research Symposia are an opportunity to deepen knowledge about intercultural learning from thought leaders of international education. Researchers from CIS Higher Education members are invited to submit session proposals or attend.

University Counsellor Tour: The CIS tour provides counsellors with an understanding of CIS member universities and their unique qualities, admission process, student environment, and locale. In addition, the tour provides valuable networking and contact opportunities. The tour is the longest standing tour of its kind, with a stellar reputation for providing a high quality program, effective university visits and excellent opportunities for professional engagement.

View the upcoming CIS University Counsellor Tour and consider hosting a future tour if it passes by your region.

Higher Education Awards: Each year, awards are presented to CIS Members that embody the CIS mission and that have provided exemplary service in international admission and guidance community.  Awards are presented annually at the CIS Forum on International Admissions & Guidance.  Learn more about the CIS Awards.

Membership Directory: For a basic overview of our 700+ CIS Member schools, look through the Membership Directory. Contact information and additional details for our schools can be found within the CIS Community Portal.

Facebook groups: Join one (or more!) of the new CIS Regional Facebook Groups to stay connected with your admissions and counselling colleagues. Learn about regional trends and issues in international education, exchange ideas, and find community with a regionally-specific support network.

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