From the Himalayan foothills to a Pennsylvania liberal arts college: an interview with Preeti Rajendran

An interview with Preeti Rajendran, Assistant Director of International Recruitment at Washington & Jefferson College and former college counselor at Woodstock School. She was interviewed by David Joiner. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got into college counseling? So, it’s a bit of an “all over the place” story. […]

Does history matter?

Whitehead Park

A few years ago, in my previous position in the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I spoke to a group of students at High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学附属中学) about a new pre-college summer program we were launching. Following the assembly, Principal Wang Peidong did something unexpected—she gave […]

Just what are the global aspirations of high school students in India?

India Map

As we look forward to the rapidly approaching 2016 editions of NAFSA, International ACAC (formerly known as OACAC), NACAC, and the College Board Forum, I thought I would take the opportunity to look back at data presented about India during previous years. I think most of us now know that 2015 was a banner year for Indian undergraduate students coming to the U.S. with a 30% increase over 2014, according to Open Doors.