International Students


Serving international students and families from over 60 countries

Guiding Students from Everywhere and at Every Level of Education

International students from middle school through graduate school take comfort in our expert, knowledgeable, and caring guidance. 

We love our rich history of serving international students and families from over 65 countries. With two of our counselors located in Europe, our entire international team of school, college, and graduate school counselors having all lived, studied and worked abroad, and our regular travel to visit families, school and university campuses and contacts, we maintain our industry leading knowledge of international admission and educational trends. Our educational counselors are highly knowledgeable of the diverse intricacies of international schooling systems, their academic grading scales, and foundational philosophies and practices. We use this expertise to guide students to the right school, university, or graduate program in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. or the E.U. using our W.I.S.E. Method of Educational Planning ™ .

We also provide international university planning for international and US students looking to study in the U.S., Canada, EU and UK.

Our International Student Planning Expertise

US & Canadian Universities

International families come to us from around the world, as well as from U.S. boarding schools, to help them navigate the intricate and time-intensive application process for U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Our international team of experts includes counselors on the European continent and regular visits by the rest of our team to our families’ home cities to ensure a highly personalized, closely guided search and application experience.

Boarding Schools

We guide many of our international students who choose to get a head start on preparing for higher education in the U.S. to the junior or secondary boarding school where they hone their academic skills, discover their intellectual strengths and passions, and make life-long friends.

EU & UK Universities

Whether you are an international student completing high school in your native country or at a U.S. boarding school, or you’re an American student thinking about expanding your undergraduate horizon to pursue a degree abroad, our international team of counselors has the unique knowledge and skill set to help you find the right university for you in the European Union or United Kingdom and help you navigate their unique application requirements to put forth your strongest candidacy.

Graduate Schools

Whether you’ve completed your undergraduate degree in the U.S. or abroad, you may be looking to advance your career in finance, engineering, research sciences or one of the many other fields for which the wide variety of world-renown graduate programs in the U.S. prepares you. Our graduate school counselors optimize your unique background and guide you through the application process to make you a stand-out candidate for the graduate program that will help you fulfill your goals.

Our International Student Planning Experts

Don and Sarah McMillan have assembled a team of educators-admissions experts whose collective experience is unparalleled in the field of educational counseling.

Don McMillan, M.A., M.F.A.


Amy Christie, M.A.

Educational Counselor

Carolyn Nelson, M.Ed.

Chair, School Planning Practice

Krista Despotovic-Jacobson, M.A.

Educational Counselor

Jill Hutchins

Chair, School Planning Practice

Tony Lambert, M.A.

Educational Counselor

Kim Chorosiewski, Ed.D., CSCS, CMAA

Chair, Innovation & Athletic Recruiting

Nanny Noyes, M.Ed.

Educational Counselor

Peter Olrich, MBA

Chair, College Planning Practice and Chief Outreach Officer

Noah McMillan

Educational Counselor, Director of Marketing & Digital Content

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