Metro New York International Counselor Tour 2024

Metro New York International Counselor Tour 2024

The Metro NY Tour is back for its 11th year! The tour has been scheduled for late June, two weeks prior to the International ACAC conference being held in Canada. The Metro New York Tour will commence on Monday, June 24, 2024, and will conclude on Friday, June 28, 2024.

Counselors MUST take part in the entire week and participate in ALL daily university visits.


Tour Registration

Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
The application for summer 2024 is now closed. The summer 2025 application will be available later this year.

This tour is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. To apply, please complete the Metro New York International Counselor Application Form (now closed).  Upon successful submission of the form, you will receive a confirmation page.

Please note that submission of the application does NOT guarantee a spot on the tour. Applicants will be notified of their selection to the tour by March 1, 2024.


Participating Universities

Meet admissions representatives and tour the campuses of some of the leading institutions in and around New York City!

Eligible Participants
  • International counselors who advise incoming first-year undergraduate freshmen international/American resident abroad students
  • College counselors from overseas schools
  • College counselors at international schools in the U.S.
  • Independent International counselors who place undergraduate students
  • EducationUSA advisors or REACS who work with undergraduate students

Please note that this tour is geared towards counselors of international students and American residents abroad. School counselors from traditional public/private schools in the U.S. are not eligible to participate in this tour.

“Agents” or “consultants” who expect commission for the placement of students and/or contracts from the universities are not eligible to participate.


What IS included:

Participation in the tour is free of charge. Transportation between universities, single room hotel accommodation in Manhattan from Monday through Thursday night, daily breakfast and lunch during visits, and refreshments at the opening and closing receptions will be provided at no charge.

What is NOT included:
Counselors must provide their own transportation to and from New York City. Additional hotel nights, upgraded (larger) hotel rooms, dinners, and incidental expenses, etc. will be the responsibility of the tour member.

Tour Schedule 2024 (tentative)

Counselors will tour the campuses and have presentations at all seven of the universities. Participants must arrive by the afternoon of Monday, June 24, 2024 for an orientation and opening reception. A closing reception will be held the evening of Thursday, June 27, 2024. Participants will check out of the hotel in the morning on Friday, June 28, 2024 and will proceed to the final university visit taking place in the morning/early afternoon (refer to the below schedule). Departure must NOT be scheduled until the late afternoon/evening on Friday taking into account travel time from the university to the point of departure.

Participants must be able to attend all seven university visits along with the opening reception on Monday and the final university visit concluding at 1 p.m. on Friday. Early departure from the tour is not permitted.

If you don’t have transportation options that would allow you to attend all mandatory events, we can assist you with booking additional hotel nights at your own expense. Tour applicants must confirm their ability to attend all events in order to participate in this tour.

Monday, June 24, 2024

3 p.m. Hotel check-in time

5:30 p.m. Meet Metro NY International Tour Committee Member in lobby of hotel to depart for opening reception (walk to/from reception)

6 to 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception at Fordham University-Lincoln Center (with heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Lowenstein Bldg.
113W 60th Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10023

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

8 a.m. Meet in lobby to depart (subway)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pace University (breakfast included) (bus between campuses)

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. St. John’s University (lunch included) (bus to hotel)

6 p.m. Anticipated arrival at hotel


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

8 a.m. Meet in lobby to depart (bus all day)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fordham University (breakfast included)

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fairfield University (lunch included)

6:30 p.m. Anticipated arrival at hotel (could be later depending on traffic–booking event tickets this night is not advised!)


Thursday, June 27, 2024

8 a.m. Meet in lobby to depart (bus)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. New Jersey Institute of Technology (breakfast included) (bus between campuses)

1 to 4 p.m. Montclair State University (lunch included) (bus to NYC)

5:30-7:30 p.m. Closing reception in Manhattan (walk to hotel)

7:45 p.m. Anticipated arrival at hotel/settle hotel bill

Friday, June 28, 2024

7:00 a.m. Hotel Check-Out

7:30 a.m. Meet in lobby to depart (bus all day)

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hofstra University (breakfast included)

12:30 to 1 p.m. Closing survey

Drop off to JFK or Hotel

Logistics Information
  • The tour will begin on the evening of Monday, June 24, 2024, and will conclude with a morning check-out on Friday, June 28, 2024. Attendees will need to arrive in time for a 5:30 p.m. departure from the hotel on Monday for the opening reception. Check-out will take place on Friday, June 28, 2024 in the morning, prior to the final university visit taking place close to JFK airport.
  • The final university visit will conclude at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024. We will offer a complimentary drop-off to JFK for those who have later afternoon/evening flight from that airport. Those who wish to pay for an additional night(s) at the hotel will be offered complimentary transportation to return to Manhattan.
  • Those with flights on Friday, June 28, 2024, late afternoon/evening departing from LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark Liberty (EWR) will need to arrange for their own transportation from Hofstra or from the hotel at their own expense and must ensure that there is sufficient travel time between the Hofstra event concluding at 1 p.m. and their departure time.
  • The closest airport to Manhattan is LaGuardia (LGA). Other nearby airports are Newark Liberty (EWR) and JFK. Please take into account additional time for traffic/travel from the airport to the hotel when making reservations. Regular train and bus services are also available from many of the major East Coast cities.
  • As our guest, you will be required to join in time for the opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, and stay through the final visit taking place from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024.
  • If you wish to avail of any evening activities on your own, we would suggest scheduling these for Tuesday. Receptions will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings and additional travel time can be expected on Wednesday.
  • Additional travel suggestions and more detailed versions of the schedule will be posted here throughout the year.
  • For those wishing to arrive early or stay later, we will be happy to offer a discounted hotel room in NYC for three days before or after the tour.
Confirmed Participants

Counselors who have been emailed to confirm their place in the tour should review the Confirmed Participant Information
Metro NY International Counselor Tour 2025

Dates coming soon. The tour will take place in early July 2025, following the International ACAC conference.
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