I work with such a variety of students and young adults, that it is challenging to summarize their common characteristics and backgrounds. However, one common theme is that they wish to explore different options upon graduation from high school or college. While I do work with American students who are studying in the US, I also advise Americans and international students who are studying abroad. Some of my US students wish to explore different experiences outside the US. Some of my international students wish to explore university opportunities beyond their home country, and seek options in Canada and the UK in addition to the US.