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The process of applying to schools can be time consuming and overwhelming. We are dedicated to taking away the frustration and anxiety of applications by giving you a comprehensive, step by step guide to the process – no matter where you are – or where your dream school is – in the world.
Universities and Colleges
The choice of school should not rest solely on name and ranking, but on how likely the student can thrive and succeed there. Foundation helps your family find the school where your child will enjoy and excel.
Every year we visit 200 to 300 schools worldwide to discuss with admission directors about their schools’ development and international recruitment. These relationships have given us key insights into industry trends and needs that keep our Foundation curriculum preeminent.
Our Foundation families span over 61 cities in 15 countries across Asia. Whether you’re an expat or a local, international or public school, we know how to serve your family. With us, your child’s future is in good hands.
At Foundation, we stress authenticity and integrity throughout the application process. We teach your child the techniques to explore his past, identify his strengths, and present them in the best possible light, while staying genuine and true.
Foundation looks at education with a multi-year approach. The process begins with an assessment of your child at an early age and finishes when he is admitted into the university of his choice. We are there with your family every step of the way.
Chen (Student, University Applicant), Changzhou, China
I really appreciated my counselor's step-by- step explanation of the application process and his guidance on essay writing. The counselors have very detailed records and understood all of the requirements for sending me to university. I learned a lot about the admission process because of their expertise.
Daniel (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Foundation assigned a Head Coach for me, who helped me greatly improve my interviewing and essay writing skills. My Head Coach and I were just like friends. Whenever I sought him out for advice, my problems were always solved. His constant encouragement has motivated me to be persistent in the process. Throughout the application process, the interview was my biggest fear and challenge. I was not good at presenting myself in front of strangers, thus conversing with the interviewer was an obstacle I had to overcome. I have benefited greatly from Foundation’s interview coaching service. My interview training sessions were filled with lively, rich and intriguing topics, which left a lasting impression.
Emily (Student, University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
The last few days before the application deadline were very memorable to me. As Rice was my dream school, I wanted to make sure my essay was the best it could be, but since I was not confident enough with my written essays, as long as it was before the deadline, I wanted to rewrite it. I truly appreciate my teachers for their patience to guide me with my essay edits again and again. Although the process of applying to Rice was not easy and full of challenges, I was ecstatic with the result that I could finally get into my desired school!
Jessica (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Huzhou, China
During the campus tour, the counselors helped me practicing and revising thank-you letters, which helped me the most. I felt good about interview, though I got a bit nervous sometimes. The tour coach and I studied the school website for a long time and because she knew the school so well was able to help me understand more about the schools.
Mr. Lan (Parent, Boarding School Applicant), Zhongshan, China
Our head coach was not only helpful in terms of the application process, but he was able to put himself in our shoes and fully understand our perspective. He was very hardworking and did a great job communicating with us. But most important of all, he helped us relieve our emotional stress. In my opinion, Foundation is experienced, responsible and reliable, which is why I have recommended Foundation to many other parents.
Mr. Lau (Parent of International School Applicant), Hong Kong
I know from friends that getting into an international school in Hong Kong is a difficult process. I didn’t feel comfortable in helping my daughter file the best admissions application so I chose to find a consultancy service to provide guidance. I understand that these days getting into a good school is not just about grades, and I was surprised at first that there are services that put great effort in training my daughters’ communications skills. This is what attracted me to Foundation out of all the services in Hong Kong.
I was very touched by how committed everyone at Foundation was. Not only did they think about meeting the basic requirements, they also planned ahead and suggested a detailed development plan for her to become a more mature and proactive individual. I want to thank the interview training tutor in particular for his hard work. My daughter went to a local school and she didn’t have very strong English. The tutor was engaging and my daughter would talk to me in English from time to time at home nowadays.
We continue to be in contact with our Foundation counselor, who calls us to check on my daughter’s progress every now and then. It is great to know that Foundation really are here for us to think about everything to help our daughter’s future. My sister is also thinking about using such a service for her son and my experience is really attracting her to use Foundation as well.
Mr. Lu (Parent of University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Thanks to Foundation’s comprehensive training, we enjoyed a smooth application process. Thankfully, we were able to start preparation at an early stage so my son’s writing could improve a lot. They also gave us very good advice on school selection. The results speak for themselves. Our family was very satisfied when our son received offers from so many universities: We didn’t expect this at all!
Mr. Zhang (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Foundation is a very professional education consulting company. What impressed us the most was the earnest, professional and meticulous service provided. The head coach and us were like best friends, and we communicated at least once weekly via texts, phone, WeChat and Skype.
Mrs. Xu (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Beijing, China
As an admission counseling organization based in Hong Kong, Foundation has many years of experience in boarding school admission counseling. Not only do they know schools, they know Chinese and this is exactly why they are most helpful in communication between us and the schools we wanted to apply to. Unlike an agency, Foundation provides the guidance in essay writing and interview coaching to better equip and prepare children beyond the application.
Our daughter Grace is rather introverted. She is very shy, and we were anxious about her ability to confidently express herself and exhibit her strengths and uniqueness in the 20-30 minutes interview. With the help of the interview training provided by Foundation’s coaches, Grace finally opened up her heart and moved beyond her fears. She started to speak fluently and confidently. The counselors at Foundation are not just doing a “job”, they try their best to understand our children.
They couldn’t have done such an amazing job without tremendous communication with us and the schools. The application process can be stressful and is truly exhausting. As a parent, there were times when I was irrational and irritable. They have been very patient with me, with smiles every time I meet with them. That is just so professional and just one example of their outstanding work ethic. Thank you and we will remember everything we experienced together throughout the process.
Mrs. Zhang (Parent of International School Applicant), Shanghai, China
Even though I was not familiar with applying to international schools, I was still surprised by the amount of paperwork needed to complete the application. To make it worse, our family was also preparing moving to Hong Kong and so had other paperwork to organise. We are so grateful that our Foundation counselor was so helpful throughout the application process and frequently reminded us what we still had to complete or submit.
When we visited the campus, the admissions officer was very nice and approachable. She provided helpful information as we walked around the school. I think my child was also more at ease than we expected. However, even though the officer was very helpful, it was a lot of new information to take in. It was a great relief that our counselor came with us to help us listen in and provide additional information that applied to our particular situation.
I was also impressed by the quality of training provided by Foundation. My child used to be quite quiet and nervous in front of people he didn’t know, and the interview training program that Foundation provides is one of the reasons why I chose them in the first place. I liked how the teacher was very approachable when I asked her about my child’s progress. More importantly, it seemed that my child showed signs of improvement and became more confident with his English. He is still shy but I think it is a good start.
I am moved by the dedication to my child by Foundation staff. They really helped a lot in this time of change for my family and I have already told my friend to consider using Foundation for his child too. Thank you!
Ms. Fu (Parent of University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
According to what I've seen, Foundation has a dedicated and professional team. Due to the fact most of the team of counselors and teachers studied and lived in the US, they are able to help my daughter because they are all familiar with the application procedures. Whenever we had problems, they gave concrete, workable recommendations and we knew that we were in safe hands.
Ms. Liu (Parent, University Applicant), China
The most helpful aspect of Foundation is the 4-year education planning they provide, as well as the preparation for university application. This is particularly useful for parents like us, who do not know too much about the complete process. Foundation was able to provide crucial advice in different schools’ extracurricular activities and their signature programs. They have also played a significant role in bridging the communication between us, our child, and our target schools.
Ms. Shen (Parent of University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
During the university application process, the most difficult section for us was essay writing. Thanks to Foundation’s outstanding service, my son not only improved in structuring his essays and expressing his ideas, but he also has a better understanding of himself and the things he wishes to accomplish in university.
Ms. Wen (Parent, Boarding School Applicant), Guangzhou, China
Due to the lack of English proficiency and professional knowledge, we didn’t know much about US schools. With the help of Foundation, we realized that our daughter will benefit more from finding the best fit instead of only focusing on school rankings. The list of schools recommended by Foundation were customized to her. Moreover, the counselor accompanied us for the US campus visits and interviews, which has helped us find the best fit school for us as parents as well. Foundation’s training has also helped my daughter to become more confident and self-disciplined. She has learned about teamwork and broadened her horizons through the experience.
Ms. Yamao (Parent, Boarding School Applicant), Hong Kong
The campus visits were great. It’s worth going on campus visits with Foundation. They helped a lot in regards to helping manage everyone’s expectations and supported us with answering all our questions when we arrived at each school. Since we didn’t know much about the place we visited, we felt more comfortable accompanied by someone who had been before and knew what to expect. As a family we decided early on to do campus visits, otherwise we would not have been able to decide which school to choose. Paper information and actual experience are quite different. We definitely recommend seeing the schools for yourself.
Ms. Zhang (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Through the process, the recommended list of schools Foundation gave us helped us gradually understand our child and find a school that matches her interests. Our counselor was able to effectively communicate with us, and we obtained a more reasonable list of schools. In the course of boarding school application, Foundation provided great help to our family given their expertise on boarding schools. The cooperation and detailed planning of the application team allowed the quick and accurate delivery of information to parents, which improved the chances of success to boarding school admissions.
Ms. Zhou (Parent of University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Over the past year, we were preparing for college applications with the guidance of Foundation's consultants. The most obvious change I saw in my child was that she gradually learned to respect and make choices. Also, owing to our ignorance about US schools and our daily tight schedules, we as parents were less involved and relied on Foundation to manage the process. Looking back, it may have been this relatively ordinary piece that was able to reflect her passion and persistence for design, eventually gaining the recognition from Admission Officer. So rather than trying to be too different, I think it is more important to write something that is suitable and true to yourself.
Looking back, the essay training transformed our daughter's relatively ordinary piece into something that was able to reflect her passion and persistence for design, eventually gaining the recognition from Admission Officer.
Justin (Student, University Applicant), Shanghai, China
During the process, I do think the weekly conversations with counselors and teachers were really helpful. The conversations did not only improve my writing skills, made myself a better in presenting myself, and I gained so much confidence. It was a great pleasure to have someone like the counselors to lead me through the whole season.
They really helped me a lot with all kind of problems and questions I had. My biggest issue while applying to college was that my testing score was not high enough. They spent lots of time with me before my SAT test going over questions that I usually make mistakes on and was confused about in the reading sections. They also taught me lots of techniques on how to deal with questions that I was not sure about the answers. Even after I was accepted to BU, the team kept in touch with me to give me suggestions on how to select courses and how to make the most my college life.
We are your guide and trusted advisor throughout the entire admission journey, working closely with both you and your child: from identifying student’s talents and needs, selecting relevant schools, strategizing on personal and parental statements and essays, prepping for tests and interviews, through evaluating offers and handling wait-lists.
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