Education abroad counselors (also known as study abroad counselors, and international education advisors) provide advice and guidance to students who are interested in pursuing studies outside of their home country. Essentially, they guide students through the process of researching, choosing, and preparing for programs that best suit their needs.

General Job Description

As an education abroad counselor, you would mainly be responsible for advising students about prospective study abroad programs from a growing number of available options. This would involve advising them in the selection of programs compatible with their academic curriculum, interests, and concerns, and guiding them through the application, acceptance, preparation, departure, and re-entry stages. 


A big part of your job would be to gain an understanding of a student’s real and perceived challenges with regard to academic study in different cultural environments, and helping them to overcome those challenges.