Category: Best Practices in International Enrollment Management

International Students in U.S. Boarding Schools: Trends and Opportunities

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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This poster shares demographics and overall enrollment trends of the 12,000+ international students studying in U.S. boarding schools and opportunities they present to college admissions offices and overseas advisers.

Beth Whitney

Director of Admission
Fay School International Student Program
Southborough, MA

Beth Whitney has enjoyed working in education for more than 20 years as a teacher, adviser, coach and administrator. She joined Fay School in 2010 as the Director of Admission. Fay School is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States; boarding students in grades 7, 8 and 9 (ages 12-15) come from 20 or more different countries each year. Beth's previous admissions experience has included Middlebury College, Yale University, and Choate Rosemary Hall, where she served as Senior Associate Director of Admission, Director of International Admission, International Student Adviser, and English department faculty member.

Beth was nominated Middlebury College’s Woman of the Year in 1998, was given a Marin Education Fund Hero in Education Award in 2003, and represented the United States at the United Nations’ University for Peace "Educating for the 21st Century" program in 2006. Beth was a contributing editor for the National Association for Independent School’s book: International Students in Independent Schools: A Guide for Educators (2nd ed.) in 2013. She has presented at the national conferences of The Association of Independent School Admission Professionals; The Association of Boarding Schools; The Independent Educational Consultants Association; and The Enrollment Management Association. She is currently on the Board of Directors for The Association of Independent School Admission Professionals and serves on the Junior Boarding Schools Association Steering Committee.