What is Summer Institute for International Admissions?

Summer Institute for International Admissions will teach best industry practices for the evaluation of foreign credentials and its application on the job.  Attendees will gain a thorough knowledge base of educational systems around the world.  Detailed hands-on practice evaluating authentic foreign credentials in a collaborative environment will allow participants to demonstrate the capability of determining credential comparability and admission eligibility.

Hotel Information 

Hyatt Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22209

(703) 525-1234

$184 plus tax single/double (tax at 13.25%)

Phone: (703) 525-1234 and mention "AACRAO Summer Institute 2017"
Online Reservations

Valet parking is $32 daily, Self-Parking is $25 daily (prices subject to change)

Registration Fees 

Member First Attendee Rate - $1,450.  Fee covers registration for one attendee for the entire week of the training. 

Non-member Attendee Rate - $1,850.  Fee covers registration for one attendee for the entire week of the training.

​Contact Tiffany Hsu at summerinstitute@aacrao.org for more information


Click here for airport information, parking information, and directions to Hyatt Arlington.


Through a holistic approach to international document review, participants will be able to determine not only what country a credential is from but also the educational model that the country follows. Emphasis will be put on differences between systems in the same region, and how to use provided resources to determine what those differences are, and what level of comparability should be recommended for the credential being reviewed.

Here are some countries being covered:

Tea in Asia:

  • South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and China

A Day in Bologna:

  •  A sampling of Bologna signatory countries and how to approach the evaluation of Bologna credentials, including Turkey and France.

Cricket in the Sub-Continent:

  • India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Falafel in the Gulf:

  • Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and the U.A.E.

Fiesta in the Americas!

  • Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia


All sessions will take place here (unless otherwise indicated): 

Hyatt Centric – Arlington
Senate Ballroom
1325 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209