University of Utah - Asia Campus
Incheon, South Korea

This Regional Institute is aimed at connecting secondary school counselors within East Asia with university admission advising tools and networks of universities around the world. It is also intended for universities in North America, Europe, and around the world who want to build connections and deepen their understanding of the Asian student market. Finally, we hope that if you are a counselor from outside of the Asia region that you can gain valuable professional development in issues pertaining to counseling within Asia and helping students to apply to Korean and other Asian universities.

Through in-depth and focused conversations and presentations, participants will gain a greater understanding of the educational process, admission requirements, fees and scholarships, and the challenges and opportunities students face when applying to a university outside of Asia.

Registration is now closed.



East Asia 2017




College/University Fair



Why Attend the International ACAC East Asia Regional Institute?

The Regional Institute will allow for two days of concentrated networking, educational sessions, and conversations that are specific to students in or from East Asia or East Asian universities.

This Regional Institute will provide challenging, thought-provoking, and professionally meaningful sessions concurrently implemented in three professionally focused streams:  the beginning counselor, experienced counselor, and university admission representative. A fourth stream is woven into the schedule and will bring all attendees together in mixed sessions. Together, these streams will deliver a curriculum created to promote professional competencies relevant to counseling and admissions work throughout East and Southeast Asia. And although the location of the institute is in Korea, the curriculum encompasses the whole of the region. 

Additionally, there will be a sub-regional breakout session, a reverse fair, a program focused on Korean university applications, and a travel-planning center for admission staff, manned by counselors and experienced admissions travelers, to help with logistical advice on work-based travel in countries throughout the region.

Representatives from universities and high schools, including admissions officers, principals, counselors, and teachers are encouraged to attend. All levels of experience are welcome. International ACAC membership is required. All attendees will receive single rooms with en suite bathroom facilities.

Institute Location

University of Utah – Asia Campus
Incheon – South Korea
Approximately 25 minutes from international airport

The University of Utah Asia Campus is one of the founding institutions of Incheon Global Campus. The University of Utah Asia Campus offers several exciting undergraduate and graduate degrees to students from around the world.

Termed as the “best global education hub in Northeast Asia,” Incheon Global Campus (IGC) is a national project established by the Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City, to nurture next generation global manpower who will lead in education, economics, industry, culture, and art. With an investment of 1 billion dollars, the global campus will host ten of the world’s leading universities all ranked among the top 100 universities and draw a diverse population of around 10,000 students from around the globe.

University of Utah – Asia Campus is located approximately 35 km from downtown Seoul and the brand-new state-of-the-art campus was opened in 2016. Currently, they enroll over 200 students in three undergraduate programs and one graduate program, with more programs being added as we speak.

The school is a member of International ACAC.



Regional Institute Registration Fees:

  • High school and individual members - $175 USD
  • College/university and organization members - $190 USD

On-campus housing for Sunday & Monday is included in the registration fee.  
Additional nights' housing is available at $30 USD per/night.
See the registration form(s) for details. 

Institute Grants that provide funding for Institute fees
(registration, additional housing, and new member dues) are available.
See the Institute Grant Application Form for details. Applications are closed.

Registration is now closed.




*This is a tentative, working schedule. (UPDATED AUGUST 1, 2017)

Saturday, August 12
  • Optional International ACAC College/University Fair in Downtown Seoul
    •  The fair will be held prior to the Institute on Saturday, August 12 from 1-4 PM at Dulwich College Seoul.
    • The registration fee for the fair is $100 USD per/institution.
    • Roundtrip transportation provided to and from the University of Utah - Asia Campus on Saturday for participants staying on-campus.
    • Click the link above to register.

Colleges and Universities Currently Registered to Attend

Sunday, August 13

  • Optional Cultural Tour of Songdo offered by the University (10 AM - 1 PM)
  • Arrivals (Check-in 9 AM - 3 PM)
  • Opening Session 4:30-5:15 PM
  • Evening Welcome Event 6:00-9:00 PM
Monday, August 14
  • Welcome Coffee 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2 (High school stream & university stream) 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Networking Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Concurrent Sessions 3 (High school stream & university stream) 1:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Reverse High School Fair 3:45 - 4:45 PM
  • Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Evening Networking & Social Event 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, August 15
  • Closing Coffee 8:00 - 8:30 AM
  • Concurrent Session 4 (High school stream & university stream) 8:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Break-Out Sessions Take-Aways 10:30 - 11:15 AM
  • Break-Out Reports and Closing 11:15 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Optional Lunch 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
  • Optional sign-up for counselors to participate in the Global Campus and Korean University Tour
Additional Events in the Region: In an effort to make international travel more valuable and efficient for our university attendees, the East Asia Regional Institute Sub-Committee is advising high schools in China and Singapore as they independently organize fairs. We will keep you apprised of additional events in the region as they are scheduled.

Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 26

Additional questions about the Regional Institute?
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