CIO : Attention: Premiere Students (and Parents) : Are You Planning to Apply to University in the US, UK or Canada?

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The college counseling team at Jamhour invites you to register with us now.

Starting in April, we will help you plan and prepare for the significant challenge of applying to universities abroad.  Download the Jamhour College Application Handbook 2018-2019 to learn the basics, and plan to attend our “Getting Started” workshop. We will follow up in May with an evening meeting for students and parents to discuss the logistics and timetable you’ll need to follow, leaving plenty of time to answer all your questions at the end.  (Note that we strongly encourage parents to attend—this is a major decision which affects the entire family and your involvement is critical!)

Stay tuned—we’ll finalize dates and inform you ASAP. Make sure you have registered with us!

Shawna Zard, Taline Boladian, Jill Boutros

Attention: Students Planning to Apply to US Universities!

We have a lot of super events coming up to help Premiere students (and proactive 2nde students!) start thinking about colleges and applications. Put them in your calendar and make sure your parents know they are also invited.

May 17th, "US University Presentations, plus Q&A" 6-8 pm at the Irani Auditorium, IC (Advance Registration required--see below)

Don't miss admissions presentations by representatives of Columbia, Georgetown, Northwestern, Dartmouth and Vanderbilt universities, with time to meet them afterwards. NB: JAMHOUR HAS SECURED 15 PLACES AT THIS EVENT. YOU MUST CONTACT US TO ATTEND. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO 1ERE STUDENTS AND PARENTS. 

May 9th, "The Application Process from A-Z for Parents and Students" 5 pm in the Salle d'Academie (click here)

Applying to US universities is extremely challenging, so this introductory event is for parents and students to attend together. We'll cover creating a college list, standardized testing, using the Common App, the Personal Statement, applying to the UK and how to make the most of Summer 2018. We will also provide a panel of experienced Terminale students to discuss the process from their perspective. Don't miss this introduction to a very important 8-month process! (Families of 2nde students are welcome to attend.)



Happy Easter, everyone. We look forward to meeting with you very soon! A reminder to download the College Application Handbook for more information. (see the link below)

(NB: cio-jamhour-college-application-handbook-2018-2019.pdf (402kb))


Older events :

April 12th, "SAT Strategy" 12:10 in the CDI Secondaire

We have Mr. Michael Gamerl from The Princeton Review coming to speak to students. He is an internationally-renowned speaker on test prep and college admissions. It is his first visit to Jamhour. (2nde students welcome!)


April 13th, "Explaining Admission to Selective US Colleges" (7-9 pm at the Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, registration required--see the link (pdf 196kb))

Mr. Michael Gamerl will discuss how the application process works for US colleges and universities, including lots of useful information and tips on applying. (2nde students and parents are welcome!)


April 19th, "Preparing to Apply" 12:10 in the CDI Secondaire

Meet the Jamhour counselors who will work with you from now until your applications are submitted. Find out how to begin researching the best colleges for you and how to position yourself to be the strongest applicant possible. (2nde students welcome!)