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Resources for reading, researching and deciding about careers for students

University Counselling

Deciding where to apply and enroll at university can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect.  These pages are designed to provide students and parents with information about East's University Advising program and links to resources for further information and research. Our site is a continuous work in progress, so if you have questions that are not answered here, come see us or email us at  You can read our blog or follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Group: UWCSEA East UAC.  In addition, to keep up to date with upcoming events and the schedule of university representatives who visit our campus, be sure  to subscribe to our calendar and announcement feed.  View our latest UWCSEA East UAC School Profile.

General Resources

General Resources
Seven Tips for Applying to University by Robbie Jefferiss, IB Review April 2015
Our School Profile 
UWCSEA Alumni Mentoring Pages - Great resource. Write to to register to access the database of UWCSEA alumni, who want to provide information and advice on universities and careers.
Gap Year: Interested in a Gap Year? Have a look at the UWCSEA Gap Year page for valuable, interesting, and exciting opportunities
UWCSEA Gap Year Facebook Page
Recognition of IB Certificates Courses
Study Group: options for IB Courses students in UK, Canada, Australia, Europe and New Zealand
Country/Region Specific Resources
For Student-Athletes (US-based)
Athletic Recruiting Agents (not endorsed by UWCSEA)
American Athletic Scholarships  (based in Australia)
How to Make the Most of Your Summer
Academic and enriching summer programs can be found all around the world.  Students should consider these programs only if they are genuinely interested.  This list is a sampling provided for information only; links here do not translate to an endorsement of any particular summer program.  
Summer Program Databases
Family Connection>Colleges>College Research>Enrichment Programs (see tab above; students need email address and password to access).
Summer Discovery Program:  pre-college summer programs around the world
Academic Summer Programs
DEEP Summer Academy  Engineering at U Toronto
Duke University Summer Session For rising Grade 11 and Grade 12 students
Summer Program at University of Toronto : Innovate programs in Canada

Summer Schools at the University of Oxford 
Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students: For rising Grade 11 and Grade 12 students interested in politics or International Affairs. 
Global Paths: University of Bath program for students interested in global business and UK universities 
Discover Your Talent Week: Bocconi University, Milan, Italy 
Columbia University Summer Programs
Cal Summer Experience: University of California at Berkeley 
Camp Psych: Gettysburg College, PA program in Psychology
London School of Economics
UBC Summer Scholars Program: University of British Columbia 


General Books

Created by Nadine Bailey

This guide was created by Nadine Bailey between November 2013 and June 2015.

Please report any problems or missing links to for changes and updates.