International School Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2 | 4153 Reinach BL | Switzerland | +41 61 715 33 33
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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AND CAREER COUNSELLING

ISB has five well-qualified and experienced College and Career Counsellors to support Grade 8 – 12 students in the Senior School. Students receive regular and targeted information and advice about career and college/university choices, including opportunities for mentoring and interview preparation. Parents and students are encouraged to meet with the Counsellors on a regular basis to discuss post-secondary options.

Examples of counselling special services for Diploma Programme students:

Academic Results

For a summary of ISB's most recent diploma results and college acceptances & placements, please review our current School Profile.

Admissions Testing

ISB is authorized by the College Board as a PSAT and SAT testing centre for the US entrance exams. ISB also administers UK entrance exams through the Admissions Testing Service including the BMAT, CAT, ELAT, HAT, IMAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT and STEP.

Brighton Sussex Medical Program

ISB hosts a 3-day course through the Brighton Sussex Medical School in June each year. This UK Medical School Experience provides advice and guidance on medicine and life as a medical student. Activities focus on the human body, clinical skills, ethics, the UCAS process and what is needed to submit a strong application.

Grade 11 - 12 Students

The College Counsellors advise students about career and college choices through individual and group meetings. Topics include information regarding: career exploration, the international application process, interviewing techniques, preparing an effective resume, writing personal statements and essays, and relevant tips to assist with higher education research.

Interview Preparation

Each year at ISB, Grade 12 students are given the opportunity to work with an interview consultant in preparation for an interview at Oxbridge, medical or veterinary programs in the UK.

Mentoring Program

ISB has a mentoring program in place that connects Grade 11 - 12 students with professionals in the community The aim is for students to learn more about a specific industry or area of study by being matched up with a mentor within a particular field of interest. Students can receive career advice and may be provided with an opportunity to experience professional responsibilities in the workplace.

UK University Tour

Grade 11 students are given the opportunity to participate in a university tour in the UK. Students experience the varied university environments, understand the admissions process, and further explore their chosen field of study.

University Advising Information Sessions

The College Counsellors host various information sessions throughout the year for parents and students. Topics cover the fundamentals of applying to universities and colleges around the world, including specific themes on medical programs, summer opportunities and gap year options.

University Visits and Fairs

Numerous colleges and universities visit ISB each year to educate families about the diverse programs around the world. Students and parents meet with representatives from the UK, US, Canada and other EU countries.

About ISB

Situated in a beautiful and dynamic region of Switzerland, ISB is an English-speaking international day school which provides students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.

Admissions

ISB has many years’ experience supporting students and families from all over the world. We accept students throughout the School year, dependent on availability of space and fulfillment of entry requirements. 

Academics

ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Currently studied by over one million students in 148 countries, the IB prepares students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

Campuses

ISB is situated on three campuses, all easily accessible by public transport.

Student Services

The facilities, technological and personnel support on offer at ISB make a vital contribution to the academic, social and emotional development of all students at the School.

Student Life

Sports, drama, music, art, debate, representation, recreation – at ISB, there are numerous ways for students of all ages to cooperate and compete to improve existing skills or try something new.

Parent Community

Individual parents and parent groups constitute an indispensable part of the vibrant community of ISB. 

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