Visit Universities

Deciding which schools to apply to can be a long and strenuous process for some students, while others might find it easier. For some students the decision for which school they should apply to is a difficult process, and for many international students an even more difficult decision. Some international students may wonder if they should tour colleges and universities before applying? There is no right or wrong answer to this question, but with Ottlah that students can visit their prospective schools before applying and at the very least before enrolling. By taking a tour of the colleges and universities that interest you you’ll have a greater understanding of what life will be like as a student there. You’ll understand the geography of the campus, the town or city the schools resides in, the resources available, the community, and whether you feel the school will be an appropriate choice for you.

One thing that is important to keep in mind is that touring college and universities can be very expensive. When you add up the cost of flights, accommodations, meals, and other miscellaneous costs, touring colleges and universities can set you back a couple thousand dollars. In order to reduce the cost of touring colleges and universities, it is strongly recommended to visit no more than 3-5 colleges and universities, depending on the location. Help your students make informed decisions about university through our higher education talks, workshops, tours and masterclasses – either at our campus or as part of a visit to your school or college.

What to Expect

Campus visits can range from hours to overnight stay to days with Ottlah’s guided Universities Tour Packages.

Our Universities visits will include the following:

  • An information session. An admission representative talks to you or your group about the college before the campus tour.
  • A campus tour. These are usually led by current students. You’ll see the main parts of the campus and have a chance to ask questions.

At many colleges, we also arrange to do the following:

  • Attend a class.
  • Meet with a professor.
  • Meet with an admission officer.
  • Meet with a financial aid officer.
  • Attend a club meeting or a sports practice session.
  • Eat in the dining hall.
  • Spend the night in a dorm.


Connect with real people

University visit experience will include interaction with real people, so take time to connect with people on the campus. Meet your program Dean, professors, staff and students as you put faces to names and connect personally with the university.

Compare several universities

After months of research, you may have narrowed down your selection to a few top universities. A visit allows you to compare your top choices, especially when you ask the same questions at each school. To decide which university is right for you, ottlah helps you compare:

  • Academic programs
  • Course requirements
  • Classrooms and professors
  • Dorm rooms
  • Campus atmosphere
  • Athletic facilities
  • Clubs and activities
  • Dining facilities
  • Amenities
  • Safety

Discuss career options

Even though you’re only starting your academic journey, you want to find out as much as possible about your future career options. Schedule meetings with university academic counselors. Talk about your potential career options, alumni performance and courses you need to take. With this information, you can ensure you’re on the right track to achieve your career dreams.