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College & Careers Counseling

The High School Office of College and Careers Counseling is part of a dynamic, forward looking educational institution that places a high premium on student learning and individual success. Students are active participants in a holistic approach to university counselling, one that seamlessly integrates career guidance with course selection and ongoing academic guidance.

Use the interactive map below to see university placements and acceptances for students of the Class of 2019 or download our High School Profile for more details.

University Acceptances & Placements

Students & Parents

All students at ISB from Grades 10 to 12 are supported by a dedicated team of college and careers counsellors.

ISB counsellors advocate for students from the beginning to the end of the application process:

• Students are guided both individually and in the context of workshops and seminars presented to the entire class;
• College information evenings for students and parents are scheduled throughout the entire year, run by members of our team or guest speakers;
• University admissions representatives regularly visit ISB and attend a variety of events covering the major university systems around the world;
• Parents and students are kept updated with information relevant to the high school-to-university transition and careers through the Community Portal.

ISB counsellors represent ISB to the college and university community all year long:

• Counsellors make sure universities have a clear image of ISB as a world class institution of learning and model of excellence in international education through regular communication with admissions officers at universities of interest to our students around the world.

ISB counsellors have a wealth of expertise:

Our team is continuously researching the wealth of post-secondary options that exist for students and how to find the appropriate post-ISB ‘fit’ for each student. As a team the College and Careers Counsellors possess first-hand experience of the university systems typically applied to by ISB students as well as the passion and drive to constantly explore new institutions and systems.

University Representatives

ISB welcomes university representatives throughout the academic year for presentations about individual universities, mini-fairs, and admissions workshops on topics ranging from essay writing to choosing the right university.

Arrange a Visit

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please feel free to contact us. Make sure you also check out the options to combine international schools in Brussels during your visit!

To assist you in your travel, ISB works with other schools across North West Europe to share resources. To find out more, please click here.

Meet the Team

Mark Stacey, Head of College and Careers Counselling, +32 (0)2 661 42 66
Graduate of the University of Leeds and qualified in teaching at the University of Oxford. Previously worked at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, England advising on the UCAS application process for Seniors for ten years and US applications for four. A regular speaker at both International Association for College Admissions Counselling events and Fulbright Conferences as well as teaching, examining and authoring for the IB Programme.

Justin Kurrass, College and Careers Counsellor, +32 (0)2 661 42 46
Graduate of Armstrong, Auburn and Arkansas State University. Previously a High School Counsellor at International Schools in Korea, Japan, Turkey, Denmark and the UAE.

Amy Durrant, College and Careers Counsellor, +32 (0)2 661 42 39
Graduate of the University of Sheffield and the University of Hull. Previously College and Careers Counsellor at the International School of Stuttgart, Germany. Former Admissions Officer at the University of York. 

Vasiliki (Vicky) OrfanakiCollege and Careers Coordinator, +32 (0)2 661 42 68
Graduate of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens current hold a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardiff University. With more than 10 years of experience and a passion for education and commitment to helping students realize their potential.

Mariko Ishida, College and Careers Counsellor, +32 (0)2 661 42 50
Mariko has worked as a part of the counsellor team for Japanese university for more than 10 years, and has been teaching more than 25 years after finishing university in Japan. In addition, Mariko has a license of multicultural advisor, working as counselling clinic coordinator/liaison for Japanese Society of Transcultural Psychiatry. Mariko will advise students on classes or activities to make them look attractive to the college/university.

Current Parents

If you are an ISB parents, you can access all College & Careers resources on the Community Portal (login required).