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US University Admissions Workshop, Jakarta         Everything you need to know about US university admissions             

by Mark Gathercole and Jennifer Ann Aquino

dates/times | for whom | format | overview | registration & payment | the experts



Dates & Times:

•10 March, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm

• Location: Singapore Intercultural School:  Jl. Bona Vista Raya, Lebak Bulus, Jakarta,   Indonesia

• Enrollment will be limited.  

• All materials will be provided.  Students will be expected to complete specific homework assignments on the day of the workshop

For Whom:

• Students in next-to-final year of high school (Gr 11 / Year 12 / JC 1)

• In exceptional cases, other grades will be permitted to attend.  

• This is for students from any secondary school curriculum who are interested in applying to the US for university.

Students must bring their own lunch


Format:  Information will be given through powerpoint, discussions, simulations, and other student interactions.  

Overview of the Workshop:

Our focus will be US admissions, yet we are qualified and able to discuss other country applications where and when applicable, and if time permits.

Admissions - How admissions works and what universities look for to accept students.

Universities - The different kinds of universities and how they are different from each other

Scholarships – How it works, and how to find universities that might offer you one.

The Search - How to find universities that will suit you and where you can thrive

Applications - How to approach and complete applications, including the Common Application

Activities - How your interests and activities can help your chances of admission

Application Essays - How to write effective application essays

Timeline - What you need to do at every step, from now through the submission of applications 

Resource Folder - You will leave with a folder of resources to help you through every step of your process


to enroll: The cost for each student is Rp 5 Million.  Registration and payment must be done in advance through direct payment to sis (below). Deadline for registration is 2 march, 2018 unless programme fills prior.


Bank Name                      : BNI

Account Number        : 000 5324566

Account Name             : Yayasan Pendidikan Asian Pasific

SWIFT Code                      : BNINIDJA

Payment confirmation   : Faisal Nursalim (021-7591 4414) or

About your experts:

Mark Gathercole, MA 

• Former director of University Advising at International School of Stavanger, International School of Prague, Jakarta Intercultural School.  


• Professional member of International Association for College Admissions Counseling  (IACAC), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)


• Certified Educational Planner (CEP)


• Western Michigan University (BS), Central Michigan University (MA)


• Provided university advising for more than 700 international and American students, including more than 300 Indonesian students.


• Has visited approximately 130 US university campuses


Attends annual conferences with US admissions officers to get first-hand information on admissions practices and trends for international students

Jennifer Ann Aquino, MA 


• Author, “The International Family Guide to US University Admissions”, Wiley & Sons, 2017


• Member of International ACAC (International Association of College Admissions   Counselors) and Professional Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants   Association)


• Member, Global Committee, IECA, 2017-2019


• Former Lead Recruiter, Undergraduate Admissions, Southeast Asia & India (Bentley   University, USA)


• Former Director of Education Abroad (Bentley University, USA)


• Former Managing Director, MBA (IE Business School, Spain)


• Former Director of International Advancement (Bentley University, USA)


• Former Teacher of AP Biology, coach and dorm-parent (The Gunnery School, USA)


• Former developmental editor of high school and college textbooks (Heinle & Heinle; HRW)


• Appointed to Global Business Advisory Council advising Dean of Business 2014-2016,   Bentley University, USA


• External Reviewer 2016, NACAC Guide to International University Admission


• Boston College (BS, Biology; BA, Spanish; pre-medical concentration)


• Middlebury College (Masters of Arts, Spanish Language & Literature)


• Admitted and attended: Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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