About

CCIS specializes in preparing students for a successful college experience. CCIS consultants evaluate each applicant meticulously by identifying both his or her strengths and weaknesses. A customized plan is created for students to help them fill the gaps, improve their preparedness, and strengthen their college application. CCIS also helps placing international students at US and UK boarding schools.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive academic counseling services for International students wishing to study in the US, UK and Canada.

Our Founders

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Rabih Aridi

Certified College Counselor ( UCLA) Rabih has been living in the US for more than 35 years. He Studied in the UK and the US (Engineering, Philosophy and Management). His passion has always been Education. He has been counseling international students bound for the US, UK and Canada for the past 15 years. Rabih has served on several boards, including, Amnesty International, Human Rights USA and currently Center for the Victims of Torture. He has been and always will be devoted to helping others obtain the best education possible. Rabih believes that effective counseling requires an understanding of cultural differences within the global community. He is particularly sensitive to the challenges international students face and helps them to better address their needs throughout the application process. He strives to bridge the educational gap students may have in order to improve their odds of success in college and in their career. Rabih resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nada and two daughters.
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Nada Aridi

Nada has been living in the US for 30 years. She studied Art History at Georgetown University. Fluent in English, Arabic, proficient in French and Spanish, with knowledge of basic Italian. Worked in advertising in New York City for 11 years, mostly for Ogilvy at the flagship office as Partner, Management Supervisor on IBM Worldwide and co-head of the Ogilvy Account Management Training Program for two years. Nada has been counseling international students since 2005. She is a passionate writer and specializes in essay coaching and interview prepping. She is currently a member of Georgetown’s Alumni Admissions Program and interviews candidates and writes recommendation reports. Nada resides in LA with her husband Rabih and two daughters.

Our Team

CCIS Group consists of 126 professional college counselors based in the US and the UK. The CCIS group consists of college and career consultants with a wide array of specialties. This knowledge base enables CCIS to provide students with in-depth services across a large spectrum of specialties. The areas include: graduate/post graduate programs, Medical and Law schools applicants, MBA , Distance Learning and Online Education, College Major Assessment, Career Assessment, Test Prepping for both undergraduate and graduate Schools, Boarding Schools, Students with Learning Differences, Students with Physical Challenges, Gifted Students, Mentoring and College Performance Monitoring, Pre-College Summer Programs, Music, Theatre, and Fine Arts Academies, and special counseling for adults/parents who wish to re-pursue or further their education.

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