OpenApply Admissions Conference Shanghai: Recap

Hosted at Western International School of Shanghai
English Address
No. 555 Lian Min Road
Xujing Town Shanghai
Qing Pu District PRC 201702

Chinese Address

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Saturday, November 5 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: State of Admissions in China

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Not only do certain trends here in China have impact globally, but the challenges Admissions staff are facing here can be learned from by all. This is a case study highlighting the needed skill of adaptability for any effective Admissions team. During the panel discussion, experts from the education and relocation scene in China will share their perspective and experience on the following topics, then answer questions from the audience:

  1. The changing landscape of expats
  2. Relocation trends and impact on corporate support for international schooling
  3. The rise of bilingual schools in China
  4. How have international school admissions processes/staffing adapted?
  5. What will happen to international schools in the future?
  6. Open Q&A

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Corrie Zacharia

Head of Admissions, China Region, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
For over eight years, Corrie has helped expatriate families navigate the complicated Shanghai international school landscape and make the best decision for their children -- one that will enable them to thrive during their time in China and beyond. She oversees a multicultural Admissions... Read More →

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Christina Decu

Director of Admissions and Marketing, Western International School of Shanghai
Mrs Christina Decu has lived in Sweden, Germany, the USA and since 1992 in Shanghai, China. Her background is tourism but she worked many years in finance and added eventually a China MBA. She got involved in education while being part of establishing the German school in Shanghai... Read More →
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Kelly Jo Larson

Sr. Director Communications & Strategic Planning, Concordia International School Shanghai
As Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Planning overseeing all Marketing & Communications activities for Concordia International School Shanghai, Kelly Jo Larson employs the same techniques she used in the business world to focus the team on building the brand to affect... Read More →
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Alice Li-Arndt

Director of Admissions, Shanghai American School
Since 2013 Alice Li-Arndt has headed the Office of Admission at Shanghai American School (SAS), one of the largest, most historic international schools in China. In addition to overseeing a multinational team on two Pre-K to Grade 12 campuses, she also serves on the general leadership... Read More →
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Ryan Metz

Director (China), Crown World Mobility
Ryan joined Crown Relocations in 2012 and brings over a decade ofglobal relocation experience to the Crown World Mobility (CWM) team.Following immersive language training in southern China, Ryan began acareer in relocations in 2002 with a leading moving company and has served in variety... Read More →
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Cynthia Zhang

Director of Student Affairs and Admissions, YK PAO School
Cynthia Ling Zhang (章凌) received her Master Degree from China European International Business School, currently she is Director of Student Affairs and Admissions of YK Pao School (in short YKPS) and works cross campus for both Primary and Secondary Division. Her passion for cross-cultural... Read More →

Saturday November 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Orsini Theatre Western International School of Shanghai

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