The department consists of 5 staff: 4 counsellors and 1 administrative and communications assistant (Mme. Lenud). Two counsellors (Mr. Hammond and Mrs McCarthy) advise on anglophone options across International and French streams, and two (Mr. Guarneri and Mme Neumann) on francophone options.
Our counsellors have strong relationships with universities across the globe and are in an excellent position to explain the different options available.
In individual meetings with students, guidance is given on deciding areas of interest, broad destinations, the final university list and on the application process itself, which varies by country and institution.
Choosing which course to pursue or which option to follow post-secondary is not always straightforward for students. Our advice for students, particularly for Year 11 when choosing their IB subjects and Year 12/Première when choosing what to do after secondary school, is to do their research early so that they are in the best possible position to meet deadlines and move forward having made their choices.
To help our students in their decision-making process, a series of presentations are made by the representatives of universities from various countries. Most of these happen between September and March (check here), and the aim of the presentations is to give students insights into the nature of study in specific institutions and, more generally, in different countries. Students can ask their own questions and make contact with admissions representatives. The guidance department also runs various workshops throughout the year, and students are welcome to make appointments with us for individual meetings.
All students are expected to research their chosen universities in detail during the summer of their Year 12/Première year, if not before. Students follow internal deadlines in order to ensure all aspects of their applications are finalised and official deadlines are met.
The university guidance department has published detailed resources which can be accessed through their dedicated website by clicking here. The website contains destination-specific advice, application procedures, deadlines and details of events both at FIS and in Hong Kong for anglophone and francophone universities.
University guidance website : http://orientation.fis.hk/
University guidance team:
- David Hammond – UK and European universities Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine McCarthy – USA and Canada Email: email@example.com
- Jean-Yves Guarneri – France Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGORA - French Stream Alumni
AGORA : www.agora-aefe.fr
Web platform for exchange and experience sharing between current students and alumni of French International Schools Abroad on university guidance and student life.
AGORA features :
- ADN-AEFE exchanges
- A directory
- A forum
- A newsletter