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The University and Career Counselling Team at the International School of Paris is committed to supporting students and families in exploring the "best fit" options for their post-secondary pursuits.
Our experienced and knowledgeable counsellors are available to help our high school students and families throughout the process of exploring higher education and career options and preparing applications to colleges and universities worldwide. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, informative and reassuring programme to support students and families through the exciting, but often daunting, process of navigating the next steps after graduation.
Various sessions are held throughout the year for students in grades 10, 11 and 12. These sessions include: advisory periods, events and workshops and university fairs and visits. Previous session topics have included: IB Subject Selection, Writing the Personal Statement, Region-Specific University Information Sessions (e.g. Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Scotland, USA), and Subject-Specific University Information Sessions (e.g. Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts, Medicine and Health Sciences).
The Career Day event takes place every spring, providing students with the opportunity to speak to professionals from diverse career fields. Past presenters have included a Google AI researcher, a White House climate policy advisor, and a sustainable fashion designer.
ISP hosts the PSAT (practice SAT) every October, and has previously partnered with Bespoke Education (www.bespokeeducation.com) to host SAT prep classes and mock tests. Our counseling team also advises on other tests, such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, BMAT/UCAT, Oxbridge examinations, and university-specific examinations.
Our counselors specialise in university admissions in different geographic areas and are available to guide and support students throughout the application process. This may include researching and building university lists, brainstorming and refining personal statements, conducting mock admission interviews, preparing and submitting documentation and advising on enrollment decisions.
Maia Learning: All students in grades 10 to 12 have an account on Maia Learning, our University and Career Counseling platform.
Students may log in at maialearning.com. Select “sign in with Google” and enter their ISP login information.
Parents may also access their child’s Maia Learning account (for viewing only) at maialearning.com. Enter the parent email that ISP has on file, then select “forgot password” to create a password.
ISP Intranet: ISP students and staff are able to access additional information and our resources library on the ISP Intranet.
ISP University Resources Directory: This document can be found under the “resources” tab on Maia Learning, or on the ISP Intranet. The document contains many helpful links, resources, and webinar recordings on different university and career search topics.
ISP University Events Schedule: This document can be found under the “resources” tab on Maia Learning, or on the ISP Intranet. The schedule contains all upcoming university events, including university information sessions, application workshops, and university fairs.
*In-person visit availability depends upon the public health situation, and visitors must follow ISP health and safety protocols. Please note that due to the volume of requests we receive, we may not be able to accommodate all visit requests.