10.45-11.30 How do I choose the school for my child? 

This workshop is aimed at helping you pinpoint some criteria that you need to take into consideration when choosing a good school in Bucharest, as an expat family. Prepare to be engaged in a conversation and to leave with a toolkit to help you make a good, educated choice for your children.



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About the speaker 

Catalina Gardescu is the Manager of Admissions & External Relations at the American International School of Bucharest where she has worked in various positions for 14 years. A graduate of the University of Bucharest with a Bachelor degree in Communications & PR, Catalina currently heads the Admissions and Communications department at the AISB and takes a leading role in admissions, parent relations, school marketing and communications, events, fundraising and service learning coordination. Her best professional achievement is organizing the AISB admissions office over a period of expansion from a bit over 300 students to nearly 900. Catalina has also been instrumental for the past three years in expanding the professional development network in the area of admissions. As part of these efforts she has presented in Berlin, Seville, Munich and Istanbul.Catalina loves reading and has recently started a personal blog to nourish her other passion – writing. She loves traveling and is excited to discover new places whether her travels are of a personal or professional nature. Personally, her best personal achievement is staying open to change. Most of the time.

About the American International School of Bucharest 

AISB was founded in 1962 by the US Embassy to serve the educational needs of the American and international expatriate community. As the school has grown, many local Romanian families have become part of the school community together with expatriate families from government, business, and social welfare organizations. AISB has a richly diversified population of approximately 830 students from 53 nationalities attending Early Childhood 3 through Grade 12. Romanians comprise approximately 28% of the student population, North American 18%, Israel 6%, Germany and Korea 4% each. The balance are from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia, South and Central America.