Lisya Nahmiyas

Location: Istanbul/Turkey & Barcelona/Spain

Area of expertise provided as part of the CIS Affiliated Consultant Network:
  • Independent University Counselling

Lisya Nahmiyas is a certified college counselor and educational consultant, offering consultancy and counseling before and during college applications worldwide, as well as guidance on vocational and/or academic planning. As the co-founder and owner of VITAE College Counseling, Lisya assists students in applying to universities abroad in order to obtain their higher education degrees, and achieve their desired professions. Applying a holistic approach to college counseling, Lisya works with psychological mentorship, creates an individualized preparation calendar, helps students identify between different standardized tests, and builds a personalized test preparation schedule. While counseling students in their exploration of individual passions, strengths, and uniqueness, Lisya also works towards creating a strong resume by directing students to meaningful activities, summer programs, internships, and volunteer work. Lisya is invited to conduct seminars and lectures in numerous high schools in Istanbul, offering guidance and information to high school students and their parents in their academic inquiries. She has also co-designed a free-of-charge mobile iOS App “College Majors”, which provides the students from around the world with detailed knowledge and advice during their challenging college application process.

A graduate of the Uskudar American Academy (1996), and BSc Industrial Engineering in Yildiz Technical University (2000), Lisya received her MBA degree at Baruch College in 2003. She started her career as the Head of the College Counseling Department at ACI High School of Istanbul. Lisya introduced all levels of counseling for higher education to the system, and oversaw the expansion and sustainability of her work. Through her efforts, she also successfully implemented ACI High School’s CIS Accreditation. Since 2011, Lisya has been the managing partner of VITAE College Counseling.

Certificates & Affiliations:
  • KADIR HAS UNIVERSITY, Istanbul, Turkey / iOS Mobile Application Certificate
  • UCLA Extension, University of California Los Angeles, USA / Certificate in College Counseling
  • BRITISH COUNCIL, Istanbul, Turkey / Education UK Certificate with Distinction
  • COLLEGE BOARD, Washington DC, USA / Summer Institute for International Admissions
  • CIS (Council of International Schools), Bucharest, Romania / CIS Accreditation Workshop

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