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This Regional Institute is aimed at connecting secondary school counselors within the European Region with university admission advising tools and networks of universities around the world. It is also intended for universities around the world who want to build connections and deepen their understanding of students in the European market.   

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 Europe.   

Registration is OPEN!


Europe 2019





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The Regional Institute will allow for two days of concentrated networking, educational sessions, and conversations that are specific to European students.

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.


“International ACAC is the leading professional network dedicated to supporting schools in understanding undergraduate admissions at universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, and beyond.” 

– Paul Teulon, King’s College London, Director of Admissions and Registry Services  

Institute Location

American College of Sofia
Sofia - Bulgaria
Approximately 20 minutes from Sofia International Airport

The American College of Sofia is one of the oldest American educational institutions outside the United States. The goals of the College are: to provide Bulgarian youth with the best possible education, including fluency in English, and to instill in them high standards of morality and integrity. In the current school year, it has 744 students, 20 of whom are internationals. Since 1997, the year the first class graduated from the College, approximately 1,900 students have earned American College diplomas.  The College has regained the reputation it held in the 1930s as one of the premier secondary schools in the Balkans and its graduates are now eagerly recruited by prestigious universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe. In October, 2010, the American College of Sofia celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding.

Room blocks will be negotiated at nearby internationally recognized hotels as there will be no on-campus housing. 

The school is a member of International ACAC.


Regional Institute fees will be $175 for High School and Individual Members and $190 for College and University Members and Organizational Members.

The institute will offer scholarship opportunities for secondary school and independent counselors who could not otherwise afford to attend. 

Apply HERE for a Regional Institute Grant. 


High School and Individual Members: Register HERE

College and University Members: Register HERE

Organizational Members: Register HERE


Tentative working schedule

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Opening Session
  • Dinner

Friday, May 3rd

  • Welcome
  • Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
  • Networking Lunch
  • Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4
  • Dinner

Saturday, May 4th 

  • Concurrent Session 5
  • Closing Lunch
  • Concurrent Session 6
  • Optional International ACAC College/University Fair
    • The Fair will be held following the Institute on Saturday, May 4th at the American College of Sofia.
    • The registration fee for the Fair is $125 USD per College or University. 
    • Colleges and Universities: Register HERE for the fair.
    • Open and advertised to students and local schools in the region.

Additional questions about the Regional Institute?
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