Sandy Furth - Certified Educational Planner
International and US Independent Educational Consultant
Sandy has a Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico, Master's degree from the University of Utah, and a teaching certificate (Educationally Handicapped) from the University of Colorado/Denver. In addition, she has her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA and is a member of Independent Educational Consultants Association and Higher Educational Consultants Association. Sandy taught for over twenty years in Colorado, Malaysia, Japan, and England. She has visited educational programs in nearly two dozen countries and has made presentations, and participated in workshops, throughout the United States and overseas. Sandy launched World Student Support in 2006.
"I wholeheartedly recommend Sandy Furth as a college advisor. She recently worked with my daughter to gain admission to a four-year college. She took the time to get to know my daughter and spoke to her extensively throughout the process. You always hear about the importance of finding the right school for your student, but Sandy took this to another level. She wanted my daughter to succeed not only academically, but personally. The college search is an anxious time for students and parents, but we felt well on our way when we began to work with Sandy Furth."
"Sandy is the consummate professional, and she has a fantastic set of global resources, which is very important when your child is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program with plans to pursue attending university out of the country. Her ability to provide insight on how to navigate the processes of university applications, personal statements, student visa's and international health insurance is due to her personal and professional experience of having lived and worked in other countries. My husband and I are very grateful for Sandy's expertise as we have successfully launched our daughter at a university in London."
"Sandy guided us and my grandson systematically, sensitively and with unerring skill through evaluations and treatment for his learning issues, his aptitudes and options for high school, and ultimately, through the admissions maze to acceptance into an amazing school that I had never heard of before she suggested it. The school has proven to be a phenomenal fit where, despite more work and academic rigor, my grandson has received no grade less than a B in his first semester and was elected president of the freshman class. That sort of outcome was only a dream for us two years ago, but Sandy made it happen."
"When I found out I was going to have a year off between high school and university, I consulted Sandy about options for a gap year. We talked it over extensively and she was able to provide me with a wide variety of programs ranging from language schools in France to home stays in underdeveloped countries. After looking through the different programs we found the perfect fit for my gap year. Under Sandy's guidance, I was able to join a program that was everything I wanted and I had a truly life-changing experience."