International Services

The Education First Difference

For the past 20 years Education First has specialized in placing international students in American colleges, boarding and independent day schools, summer programs and summer camps.

Unlike other consulting services which have only one office in either the United States or overseas, Education First has our experienced mentors and consultants in our head office in Concord, New Hampshire and also in our offices in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. We call this the Education First Difference. This means that we provide international parents and students with the most personal and customized educational services.

Our consultants in China are Chinese citizens who speak both Chinese and English, understand Chinese and American traditions and educational customs, the hopes and wishes of Chinese parents, and the challenges and standards that Chinese students must meet to attend American colleges, schools and summer programs.

Our consultants are experts in understanding and adapting to the changing realities in both Chinese and American government regulations, educational trends, and competitive placement realities that Chinese students must navigate during the application process. Our consultants in Korea provide the same personal and customized services for our Korean parents and students.

Our consultants in the United States are in constant contact with American colleges, schools and summer programs to offer international parents and students the most current and often changing admissions information and policies.

Our consultants simplify the complex admissions process, assess each student, develop a personal student profile and admissions strategy and implement an individual and honest plan, schedule and school list for each student.

Our consultants recommend enrichment programs to enhance student's English proficiency, academic performance, TOEFL, SSAT, SAT and ACT test results, and extracurricular activities.

Our consultants provide guidance and advice with each student's Applications, essays and supplementary materials, and college and school interviews.

Our Consultants coach students to advocate for themselves and to present themselves, their skills and their accomplishments in a clear, concise and honest manner.

Additional Services*

  • Guardian Services
  • SSAT, SAT and ACT Tutoring
  • TOEFL Tutoring
  • School Placement
  • College Placement
  • Gap Year Placement
  • Summer Placement
  • School Visit Planning
  • College Visit Planning
  • Travel Services
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Airport Pick-up and Return
  • Vacation Planning


*These services are offered at an additional cost. Contact Education First for pricing.

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