훌륭한 보딩스쿨은 많습니다. 중요한 것은 여러분 자녀에게 적합한 학교를 고르는 일과 동시에 해당 학교에 여러분의 자녀가 입학하는 것 입니다. Foundation은 여러분 자녀의 교육 플랜을 장기적으로 설계하고 세계 정상급 교육 시스템이 학생에게 적합한지 평가하며 최종적으로 입학에 이르기까지 모든 과정을 여러분과 함께 합니다. 여러분 자녀의 프로파일에 따라 먼저 저희는 자녀에게 적합한 학교를 선정하고 학생의 Key Positioning과 Training Focus를 설계합니다. 충분한 시간적 여유를 갖고 프로세스가 시작된다면 학생에게 필요한 가장 적절한 경험이 무엇인지 또 필요한 스킬 포트폴리오는 어떤 것인지 직접 디자인하고 설계하는 방법을 가이드 해드립니다.
보딩스쿨은 아이의 성장과 발전을 위한 최적의 환경을 제공합니다. 보딩스쿨은 여러분 자녀의 관심사와 능력에 알맞는 코스를 제공하며 이러한 잠재력을 무한하게 발전시킬 수 있는 리소스를 갖고 있습니다. 총명하고 활동적인 다양한 국적의 아이들과 함께 여러분의 자녀는 창의적인 생각을 마음껏 펼칠 수 있게 됩니다. 보딩스쿨에서는 학업 외에도 스포츠, 예술, 과외활동과 같은 다양한 영역에서 여러분 자녀의 잠재력을 키울 수 있습니다. 뿐만 아니라 학생들의 독립적인 생활은 자신만의 개성을 만들고 독창적인 성격을 발전시킬 수 있는 기회입니다. 보딩스쿨에서 공부하는 것은 궁극적으로 여러분 자녀의 뛰어난 학업적 성장을 장려할 뿐만 아니라 다방면에 능통한 인격체로 성장시켜 아이들이 살아가면서 겪을 여러 도전들에 잘 적응할 수 있는 밑바탕을 만듭니다.
가정마다 상황이 다르기 때문에 가족이 원하는 바와 처한 상황을 먼저 고려하는 것이 중요할까요? 여러분 자녀의 영어 능력은 어느 정도 수준인가요? 여러분 자녀가 해외에서 혼자 지낼 수 있을만큼 성숙하다고 생각하시나요? 일부 학생들이 시니어 보딩스쿨(만 13~17세)에 진학하는데에 비해 다른 학생들은 주니어 보딩스쿨(만 8~13세)에 입학하여 더 이른 시기에 해외 생활에 적응하기 시작합니다. Foundation에서는 여러분의 자녀에 대한 포괄적 이해를 바탕으로 자녀와 부모에게 최적의 시기는 언제인지 결정하는 과정을 도와드립니다.
훌륭한 학교에 입학하는 것은 많은 부분에서 세밀한 노력을 필요로 합니다. Foundation은 학생 및 부모와 밀접한 관계를 유지하며 지원 과정에서 필요한 모든 요소들을 관리합니다. 저희는 여러분 자녀의 교육 플랜을 장기적으로 설계하고 세계 정상급 교육 시스템이 자녀분에게 적합한지 평가하며 최종적으로 입학에 이르기까지 모든 과정을 여러분과 함께 합니다. 저희의 최종 목표는 단순히 학생을 훌륭한 학교에 입학시키는 것에 그치지 않고 지속적으로 학생에게 적합한 교육이 제공되는지 끊임없이 관리하여 세계 최정상급 대학에서 공부할 수 있는 수준을 만드는 것입니다.
최근에는 부모들이 자녀들을 해외에 보내기 약 4년 전부터 미리 계획을 짜고 준비를 하는 것이 일반적입니다. Foundation은 해외 고등학교 또는 대학교 입시 준비과정 전체를 학생 및 가족과 함께 장기간에 걸쳐 준비할 수 있는 서비스를 제공하고 있습니다. 일반적으로 미국 학교의 경우 입학 12~18개월 전부터, 영국 학교의 경우 입학 24~36개월 전부터 프로세스를 시작하는 것이 이상적입니다.
지난 십여년간 보딩스쿨 입학 지원자는 열 배 가량 급증했지만 보딩스쿨의 숫자는 거의 변함이 없습니다. 따라서 합격을 위한 지원과정의 모든 디테일들이 이전보다 더욱 중요해졌습니다. Foundation은 모든 학생 각각이 특별하다고 믿으며 지원과정동안 학생 개개인이 가진 잠재력을 극대화하기 위해 철저히 개별 맞춤화된 전략과 트레이닝이 필요하다고 생각합니다. Foundation은 모든 학생들의 학업 성적, 관심사, 성격, 성장과정 그리고 가정 환경들을 심층적으로 분석합니다. 학생이 지닌 어떤 작은 요소라도 저희는 간과하지 않습니다.
Foundation과 보딩스쿨의 끈끈한 인연은 Foundation의 설립자이자 대표이사인 다니엘 제토(Daniel Szeto)씨가 홍콩을 떠나 미국에 위치한 보딩스쿨에 입학했던 80년대로 거슬러 올라갑니다. Foundation이 설립된 2001년 이래로 지금까지 미국, 캐나다, 영국, 스위스, 그리고 요르단에서 1,000번이 넘는 캠퍼스 투어가 성황리에 이루어졌습니다. Foundation은 보딩스쿨을 잘 알고 있으며 무엇보다도 우리 학생들에 대해 잘 알고 있습니다. 우리의 학생들에게 가장 알맞는 학교를 찾아내는 일, 그것이 Foundation이 가진 사명입니다.
Foundation은 모든 학생 그리고 가족들과 장기간에 걸친 관계를 유지하고자 노력합니다. 교육은 그 끝이 없는 과정이며 때때로 성과가 나타날 때 까지 몇 년에 걸친 노력이 필요하기도 합니다. 따라서 언어 능력, 발표 기술, 독해 능력 그리고 글쓰는 습관과 같은 기본적인 역량들을 어린 나이에 탄탄히 쌓는 것이 매우 중요합니다. Foundation이 보유한 숙련된 선생님들과 카운슬러들은 학생들이 필요로 하는 기술들을 가르치며 결과적으로 학생이 가진 장점을 더욱 효과적으로 돋보일 수 있도록 합니다.
중학교에서부터 대학입학까지 입시의 성패는 언제나 얼마만큼 준비해왔느냐에 달려있습니다. 얼마나 이 학생이 교실 안과 밖에서 뛰어난 역량을 보여줄 수 있을까? 얼마나 이 학생이 학교 조직 안에 잘 적응할 수 있을까? 얼마나 이 학생이 우리 학교를 더 나은 곳으로 만들어 줄 수 있을까?
이처럼 학생의 캐릭터는 합격여부에 있어서 아주 중요한 역할을 차지하며 학교들은 지속적으로 자신들의 커뮤니티에 독특하면서도 다양한 배경을 갖춘 학생들이 입학하기를 기다리고 있습니다. 따라서 학생의 개인적 성격이 지원과정에서 충분히 드러날 수 있도록 하는 것이 무척이나 중요합니다. 스포츠, 예술, 음악, 혹은 다른 어떤 활동이든지 Foundation에는 해당 영역에 전문가로서 학생의 포트폴리오 구성을 돕고 그들의 가장 강력한 재능이 무엇인지 잘 보여줄 수 있는 카운슬러를 보유하고 있습니다.
보딩스쿨 입학과정에서 가장 중요한 단계는 단연 인터뷰입니다. Foundation은 15년이 넘는 노하우를 바탕으로 체계적인 인터뷰 트레이닝을 제공합니다. 워크샵과 1:1 트레이닝 서비스는 포지셔닝부터 프로파일 설계와 커뮤니케이션 스킬까지 폭 넓은 분야를 아울러 제공됩니다. 트레이닝의 핵심은 인터뷰 과정에서 학생이 자신의 강점과 경험을 효과적으로 드러냄과 동시에 그들의 성격이 자연스럽게 녹아들 수 있게 만드는 것입니다.
좋은 에세이란 뛰어난 문법과 수려한 표현을 갖춘 글이 아닙니다. 모든 자기 소개서는 이야기를 담고 있습니다. 자기소개서는 학생이 갖춘 장점과 특별함을 보여줄 수 있는 좋은 기회입니다. Foundation의 코치는 단순한 ‘영어 글쓰기’를 가르치는 것이 아니라 전체적인 포지셔닝부터 브레인스토밍을 통한 효과적인 글쓰기까지 단계별로 학생을 지도합니다. 우리는 학생이 가진 경험의 깊숙한 곳까지 파고들어 본인 스스로가 납득할 수 있으면서도 성숙함이 느껴지는 자기소개서를 만들어 내는데 초점을 둡니다.
Foundation은 독자적인 교육 컨설턴트로서 학생을 입학시키는 목적으로 어떤 기관 혹은 학교로부터 금전적 대가나 커미션을 받지 않습니다. 고객에 대한 저희의 책임은 학생 개개인의 니즈에 안성맞춤인 학교를 추천하는 것이며 입학하고자 하는 학교에 해당 학생이 왜 최적의 지원자인지를 증명하여 학생이 입학 이후에도 성공적인 생활을 이어나갈 수 있도록 돕는 것이 저희의 사명입니다. 매년 Foundation의 카운슬러들은 총 300일이 넘는 기간동안 캠퍼스와 대학교를 방문하며 2,000 시간이 넘는 시간을 입학 담당자와 협력적 관계를 유지하는데 투자합니다. 저희의 이런 끊임없는 노력은 다양한 학교에 대해 좀 더 깊게 알고 학생과 학교를 가장 잘 매치시키기 위한 Foundation의 열정입니다.
캠퍼스 투어는 지원과정에서 결코 빼놓을 수 없는 부분입니다. 캠퍼스 투어는 가족들로 하여금 지원하는 학교를 경험해볼 수 있는 기회를 제공합니다. 또한 캠퍼스 인터뷰는 학교로 하여금 학생을 처음 마주하여 학생 개인에 대해 알아볼 수 있는 기회가 되기도 합니다. 매년 Foundation은 수시로 가족 및 학생 여러분과 함께 캠퍼스 투어를 계획 및 운영하고 있습니다. 저희 카운슬러가 투어에 동반하며 투어에 필요한 여러 지식과 더불어 이동 간 트레이닝을 제공함으로써 가족 여러분이 투어 기간 동안 최상의 결과를 얻어갈 수 있도록 노력하고 있습니다.
Ms. Liang (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), US
"Choosing the right consulting firm is not easy for any family. I still remember how I bumped into Rae last spring at a seminar. She made time to meet with our family the same evening. Rae has addressed our concerns not only at the beginning, but also during the whole journey. Her advices have always put us at ease. After careful comparison and consideration, we decided to go ahead with Foundation, which one year later, delivered everything they they had promised, in the most professional way.. The team consisting of experts in all areas related to boarding school application acted right away with applicant strength analysis, interview preparation and planning of campus visits in the summer. The earlier the stage, the more clueless we were, but Foundation has helped our kid to clearly understand and present his uniqueness, which is the foundation for upcoming interviews and essay preparation. Foundation also helped me to know more about every step of the process. Time flew by really quickly, and Foundation has been holding our hands with schools selection, Vericant preparation, SSAT score evaluation, continued interview preparation, school research and campus visit planning, as well as essay preparation. Along this journey, Phan, the Head Coach, poured his heart and wisdom into every lesson he taught, and every essay he inspired my child to...
Ms. Peng (Parent of Boarding School and University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): The Webb School in TN, US (2012 Fall G10 entry) Enrolled University (Entry Year & Major): Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, US (2015 Fall Entry) "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 Jason 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. With Foundation’s help, our family made it to the US and did 12 campus visits in January, 2012. Finally we were enrolled in a boarding school in Tennessee for 3 years (G10, G11, G12) after schools’ interviews and our screening. Jason graduated in May 2015, and is now ready to step into Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, and explore the beauty of architecture. We signed another contract with Foundation for Jason’s university application, because our last experience with Foundation was such a pleasure, and we know that Foundation is professional and has years of successful experiences. This includes course selection recommendations and communication services with the school. I will elaborate Jason’s 3-year high school life and his university application process below. 2. US senior...
Mrs. Li (Parent of Boarding School and University Applicant), Shanghai, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Dana Hall School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) Enrolled University (Entry Year & Major): University of Pennsylvania, US (2017 Fall entry ED, Digital Media Design Program) "Throughout the application process, Foundation’s essay coaching for Effie and the school selection we did together are the parts we appreciated the most. Our essay writing coach knows how to inspire Effie, and let her think independently to dig out her biggest potential through discussions and brainstorm. We know there are hundreds of boarding schools in the US, and every one of them is different. Foundation is able to select the schools most suited Effie’s interests, strengths, and personality, which is highly responsible for a child’s future. I feel like Effie has changed a lot after this application process. First of all, Effie has become more outgoing and confident. Our coach knows when and how to ask the inspiring questions like “why” “what experience did you get” and “what do we do in the future”. Those trainings help Effie to learn from her own strengths and weakness, and know how to take advantage of them. The positive reinforcement has led Effie to be more brave and like to challenge herself. Also, Effie looks more self-confident now because she knows how to learn from each lesson and do better...
Mrs. Li (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Chengdu, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): The Webb School, TN, US (2015 Fall G9 entry) "The most memorable in the past year when we were preparing for high school application should be the campus visits and on-campus interviews. Foundation has helped us arranged the itinerary with reasonable meeting times. The most helpful part during the process would be all the training and coaching in different areas, such as interview training, and this includes different portions with different coaches. And the most difficult part of the process, I have to say it’s how to arrange all those coaching and training. Because I am a boarding student, if I want to complete all the training, I would have to take a lot of leave days at school, or even use my class time or evening studying time. But all the coaches at Foundation were very kind. No matter how late it was, they followed my time table so that I could reach the expected level. Sometimes they even had to work during the weekends. They were working really hard. I feel like I know myself better after the trainings and the application process, because I need to really know myself and dig deep into my experiences to write good essays and complete the interviews. So I gradually learned to use my unique...
Mrs. Guo (Parent of Boarding School and University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Woodberry Forest School, US (2012 Fall G9 entry) Enrolled University (Entry Year & Major): University of California, Berkley, US (2016 Fall entry) "As April approaches, the competitive university application reaches the final stage of results release in the Untied States. The admission rate of top ranking universities are becoming lower and lower each year, but fortunately, our Stephen received several exciting offers, and chose to accept the offer by the University of California, Berkeley. Congrats! Being accepted by UC Berkeley is an acknowledgement of his good work at Woodberry Forest School. Here I must give my thanks to Foundation Global Education. It could be much more difficult when applying to American boarding school and universities if it was not with their help in planning and coaching! Foundation has helped to make this process much more smooth and encouraging! Thank you! Foundation helped us with boarding school application back then. It was such a pleasant and positive experience, and we trust them, we know them, therefore, we turned to Foundation again for our university application, hoping that Foundation could help us lead the way through the intensive academic and extra curricular activities in boarding school life. Foundation really did their amazing work! From course selection in the freshman year in senior high school, summer break...
Mrs. Chen (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Guangzhou, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Westtown School, US (2015 Fall G9 entry) During last summer vacation, Andy decided to attend high school overseas. He didn’t have any particular preparation for his standardized tests (TOEFL and SSAT), oral English or comprehensive English skills. Andy’s fundamental English was not very outstanding because he attended a public school in Guangzhou. We were in a hurry as we only had about six months – from last August to this January – to boost his scores in TOEFL and SSAT, enhance his English speaking and writing ability, choose boarding schools, and prepare for Vericant and final interviews. We’ve been through various difficulties, challenges and gladness throughout the journey. Fortunately, Andy got into his ideal Westtown School thanks to the responsible and professional help, guidance and encouragement from counselors at Founation. From training his oral English and English writing to the preparation of Vericant and interviews with schools, the professional know-how and strong responsibility of counselors at Foundation earned my trust. We felt that it is not only about our own effort but also the endeavor of everybody involved in the process. Catherine, Andy’s teacher and friend, showed her solicitude for him. She often communicates with us to discuss and solve problems after work or even on weekends. We were deeply touched. We would like...
A. Chen (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Guangzhou, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Westtown School, US (2015 Fall G9 entry) "I was admitted to Westtown School this year. Though it might not be particularly excellent for others, it is my favorite choice and the school that suits me the best. Under the condition of having lower standardized test sores, my interview performance significantly contributed to the admission. Catherine, my counselor at Foundation, is a careful, patient, responsible and caring person. She was meticulous during the application process, informing me about document requirements of application and emails from schools immediately – it is difficult to use Gmail in China. In order to give me more time for test preparations, she tried her best to complete basic procedures and submit additional information for me. My father, a perfectionist who seldom praises anyone, often speaks highly of Catherine. During the interview with schools, Catherine, Zion and Chris helped my parents show their appreciation to the school. It was very important. In terms of the interview, I think it’s good to be down-to-earth. Prior to the interview, Catherine practiced it with me several times and read through the school’s information. Try to be natural and confident when talking with the interviewer. Even though I don’t have outstanding standardized test scores to be proud of, I tried my best to show the...
S. Xue (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Shanghai, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Mercersburg Academy, US (2016 Fall G9 entry) The journey of the school interview across 6 States in the warm winter is the most memorable memory for me in the past year during the application process. And I found planning of the application with Foundation is most helpful. As for the most difficult part of application, I have to say preparing for the TOEFL and SSAT test when we have a very demanding school course load and I couldn't give up. There are no shortcuts but to keep doing. After the application process, I feel like I build up more confidence on challenging myself, and I know myself better. I think now I can cope with more works in such a pressure after this experience. If you ask me to describe my relationship with the head coach(responsible teacher), I will say it's very good. They helped me in a variety of ways in terms of English oral communication as well as interview skills. One advice I'd like to give to other students who are applying to high schools just like what I did last year, was always to be better yourself. Parents’ testimonial: We appreciated mostly that the communication between us go very sincerely and smoothly, which is the key part of the mutual trust...
Mrs. Chung (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Salisbury School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) "The most unforgettable part during our boarding school application last year, was the feeling that we need to constantly remind ourselves to calm down, get down to business, and stick to our path and long term goal that Foundation helped plan for us. I'd like to express my thankfulness to Foundation for the help and professional advice they provided throughout the whole process. Raymond has made great progress in English thanks to Foundation's coaching services in essay writing, interview preparation, and oral English training. In school selection process, Foundation helped us a lot in understanding each school's education ideals and systems, as well as the comparison and weighing between schools. I have been frequently communicating with our counselor at Foundation regarding the comprehensive assessment of Raymond's personality, hobbies, strengths, and future expectations. They were able to give very professional and sincere advice, and working together, we finally came up with a satisfactory school list that best fit Raymond's needs. I witnessed great progress in Raymond, in terms of time management and taking initiatives in his academic schedules. I could tell Raymond now has a better understanding of himself and critical thinking ability. Through Foundation's patient and planned coaching, Raymond now can truly concentrate and has a clear...
Mrs. Deng (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Darrow School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) "Foundation's detailed planning was the most satisfying part throughout the boarding school application process. They were very professional in school selection, and we are very happy with the schools they recommend. Moreover, they are extremely patient and experienced with children both in communication and in coaching sessions. We and our counselor were like friends. We can talk about anything we have concerns or just thought about. Our counselor is extremely responsive when we need her/him. We communciate through phone, Skype, and WeChat. I have to say that Foundation has helped Frank a lot. Needless to say, I see great progress in Frank's oral English expression and academic essay writing. Frank has also learned about cultural habits and social manners."
B. Zhang (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): North Country School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) Blair Academy, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) "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."
T. Lan (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Zhongshan, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): St.Andrew's School, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) "I have received very good training from Foundation. The help my head coach provided has a positive, long-lasting influence on me. Not only did he focus on interview techniques, but he also helped me shape my personality, explore my strengths and potentials, and enhance my English speaking skills. After the trainings, I feel like I have become more active and humorous, as well as a better sense of what US high schools are like. My conversations with my head coach are not restricted to only school-related topics, but we include other meaningful subjects such as the NBA. I really enjoyed the whole training process, and as time went by I gradually learned more about who I am and what I want. "
Ms. Zhang (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): North Country School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) Blair Academy, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) "Throughout the process of boarding school application, our counselor at Foundation was very professional, and one part we are most satisfied with was the communication between us. Foundation was very sincere and there was complete transparency in information between the school, our counselor and us. One big challenge for Chinese families in boarding school application is that we are not familiar with American boarding schools and the overall environment. Therefore, it is of grave importance that the communication between the education consultancy and the school is accurate and transparent. This can not only represent Foundation's integrity and profession, but more importantly, truly help our child to find the best fit school. We agree with the concept of "matching" a child to the best fit school, and we are very thankful to the help and recommendations Foundation has provided. They came up with a good school selection list after thorough consideration, and we are very interested in quite a few of the schools. Moreover, our counselor was able to provide a lot of soft information through their personal experiences or campus visits done by other counselors. This is extremely helpful to us in confirming our thoughts and answering our questions....
D. Zhang (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Christ School, US (2014 Fall G10 Entry) "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."
J. Wang (Student, Boarding School Applicant), Huzhou, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Garrison Forest School, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) "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
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): St.Andrew's School, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) 1 "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."
Ms. Wen (Parent, Boarding School Applicant), Guangzhou, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Garrison Forest School, US (2014 Fall G9 entry) "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."
Mrs. Xue (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Beijing, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): St. Andrew's School, US (2013 Fall G9 entry) "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...
Ms. Yamao (Parent, Boarding School Applicant), Hong Kong
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Port Regis School, UK (2012 Fall Year 7 entry) Eaglebrook School, US (2015 Fall Grade 8 entry) Peddie School, US (2017 Fall Grade 10 entry) "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."
Mr. Zhang (Parent of Boarding School Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Christ School, US (2014 Fall G10 Entry) "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."
Mr. Lu (Parent of Boarding School and University Applicant), Shenzhen, China
Enrolled School (Entry Year & Grade): Shattuck St. Mary's School, US (2012 Fall G10 Entry) Enrolled University (Entry Year & Major): University of California, Santa Barbara, US (2015 Fall entry) "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!"