For over 20 years, JWCC has worked with students from all over the world to realize their educational dreams. With JWCC, your student can gain admittance to a school of their choice and fulfill his or her potential once admitted.
Global Network with Extensive Relationships throughout Academia
We are strategically located to meet our clients’ needs. Our experts are located throughout the continental USA, Hong Kong, and throughout Asia. Members of our team speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.
Through our extensive network, we can make quick contact with schools across the United States. This way, we can maximize your student’s options and chances.
We will guide your student through selection and application to junior boarding schools and high schools, undergraduate college and university programs, and Master’s and PhD-level degrees.
Uniquely Qualified Experts with Extensive Track Record
Our team has worked with thousands of students and together, our experts have more than 50 years of experience. Our team includes a former Admissions Director at Stanford University as well as one of the academic counseling industry’s most renowned experts in placing international students in American colleges and universities. Other team members hail from the Ivy League and other elite American liberal arts schools.
We are not only familiar with each step in the complex admissions processes, but we also understand its challenges in addition to its triumphs. Applying to any program is a rite of passage, and we are well-prepared to guide you in this journey.
Fiercely Committed to the Development and Long-Term Success of Our Students
The American educational system is perfect for developing uniquely successful students. We strive to better connect your student with their talents and passions. We will match them with schools where they will seize every opportunity, maximize their potential, and enjoy their experience.
We see the application process as an important step in each student’s personal development. Our vision extends well past “just getting in.” Gaining admission to a school is just the first step in the much longer journey of higher education.
Our staff is a bilingual mix of Americans and Chinese who graduated from top schools in the US and have years of combined experience in admissions consulting. The diversity of our group means there will always be someone who matches your particular needs. Read more about us below.
Head Counselor and Founder
Judith Winters is the Head Counselor and founder of JWCC. She has been working with students from Greater China for more than 20 years. With a reputation for excellence spanning North America, Asia, and Europe, Judith has worked as a college counselor in public, private, and parochial schools, and as a counselor for international students in the University of Pennsylvania UniConn Program.
She is based in Connecticut, close to the birthplace of the American academic tradition in New England. As such, she has strong relationships with many of the nearby prep schools, colleges, and universities. She completed her undergraduate education at Hamilton College and holds a Masters in Counseling from Central Connecticut University.
West Coast Representative and Head of Relationships
Dr. Greg Smith is the West Coast Representative and Head of Relationships for JWCC. Greg earned his Ph.D. in Russian and European History from Stanford University.
After his time at Stanford, Greg spent the next 25 years in admissions and enrollment departments; specifically, as Associate Director of Admissions at Stanford and Associate Vice President in the California State University system, the largest group of universities in the United States. Leading the west coast team, Greg is based in San Francisco. He combines a unique understanding of the highest levels of academic achievement with his trademark warmth. Through his professional experience, he has developed strong relationships with admissions offices and is well known in the higher education circles.
Managing Director and Senior Counselor
Chris Winters is the Managing Director and a senior counselor at JWCC. In 2009, he founded FarView Academic Consulting, the Mainland China branch of Hong Kong’s JWCC.
At FarView, he developed curricula for students and schools throughout China designed to help students maximize their unique talents. He now leads counseling from his base in Vancouver and manages all boarding school applicants. A graduate from the School of Architecture at Cornell University, he is an expert in helping students develop and present their creative talents. Prior to Cornell, Christopher graduated from several boarding schools beginning with Indian Mountain School, the Peddie School, and Dulwich College in London, as a recipient of the the English Speaking Union Grant. Through these experiences, he gained an extensive knowledge of boarding schools that he shares with his students.
Huihui Wang is the General Manager of JWCC. As a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker based in Hong Kong, she manages communication between our counselors, students, and their parents.
She has unique personal insight into the international application process, as both of her Hong Kong-raised sons later attended Claremont McKenna College. She completed her undergraduate degree in China and received an MBA from Boston University. After her time at BU, she gained extensive professional experience in the international private sector. Huihui excels at applying her personal and professional experience to support our clients.