NDU Education is a Christ Centered educational consulting firm specializing in helping students prepare for elite colleges and universities. Our students have been accepted to top elite schools, and many are now in the career field of their choice as leaders of character.

NDU's core value rest upon 2 Corinthians 5:17 which states, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" N stands for "New With Christ," and D represents "Dunamis," which stands for "power, strength, and ability" as we rely upon our Lord to provide wisdom to lead our students. 

Our journey started February of 2002 in Deerfield, IL when we realized that many international students (조기유학생s) needed comprehensive wrap-around services, centered around the love of Christ, to succeed. 

We take pride in what we do, and we are fortunate to have worked with so many students. What's more exciting for us is watching our alums serving as LEADERS of CHARACTER while striving for EXCELLENCE in their field. I know our graduates "can do all this through him who gives (them) strength" (Phil 4:13).

Ndu education Leadership Team

Thomas U Kim - Founder (Strategic Leadership)

Soo Kim - Partner & Co-founder (Client Management)

Over 15 years of working with international and U.S. students and their parents with demonstrated outcomes. Under her leadership, NDU Education students were admitted to most elite Universities.


Peter kim - Partner & Co-Founder (Academic Strategies & College Admissions)

Works directly with NDU students throughout their educational journey. Successfully developed customized educational plans where NDU Students were accepted to top national universities.

Meggie Johnson - Educational Support

University of Georgia graduate, current Vanderbilt graduate school student & a Fulbright Scholar 2016/1017 (South Korea).

Laura Crisp - College Application Reviewer & Summer AP Class Instructor

Ms. Crisp is a certified teacher, and she has been working with NDU for past 15 years. She has helped numerous students succeed academically. 

Sam & Joy Cho - Logistical Support & Student Mentoring


  • We are experts in the field of college/university admission consulting.
    • We offer customized, yet comprehensive, solutions to students motivated to attend top national or international university of their choice.
    • We bring 16+ years of demonstrated outcome where our students have gained admission to some of the most elite and selective institutions such as Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Chicago, Northwestern, and Cal Berkley.
  • We focus our service based on four core principles/pillars. 
    1. We conduct comprehensive academic, social, and leadership assessment and compare those data points to your child's ideal college/university.
    2. Based on the assessment and data points, we develop a roadmap for your child. We use a reverse college/university engineering process.
    3. We are committed to your child's progress until he/she is admitted to his/her school of choice.
    4. We work with your child to ensure a "soft landing" when he/she enters his/her first semester in college/university.  


  • We have 16+ years of experience guiding and managing private middle and high schools' international department/program, and we can help evaluate, modify, or mitigate future challenges.
  • We can develop and implement a comprehensive (i.e., turnkey) international student program.
  • We can provide a customized training package geared towards educators, host parents, and students.
  • We can help you mitigate your current challenges through pragmatic assessment, coaching, and training.


  • We conduct thorough vetting before agreeing to promote, recruit, and refer international students.
  • It is vital for us to ensure that students we refer are matched with a school able to provide exceptional educational service, nurturing environment, and safe setting.
  • Schools interested in obtaining student referral service, please contact us via email. 


Our Platinum service for parents looking for "all inclusive" 24/7 support service for their child

  • Before granting admission to NDU program, we conduct comprehensive educational/intellectual, vocational, and psychosocial assessments, which provides the foundation for the student's customized educational pathway.
  • Once enrolled in our program, we provide ongoing English Language Enhancement (ELE) program delivered by NDU staff (with bilingual capacity). NDU tutors are former Fullbright Scholars, and they are SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) in Korean culture, language, and customs.
  • While your child is enrolled, NDU conducts “Saturday School” where international students are given individual English language enhancement lessons as well as academic tutoring.
  • NDU monitors your child’s grades and assignments and ensures students are meeting or exceeding required academic work.
  • NDU provided provides additional academic, language, and emotional support through after-school academic and social activities.
  • During the course of your child's journey, NDU conducts a quarterly review and re-assess your child’s customized educational pathway and confirm they are on a proper academic trajectory.
  • As a part of our comprehensive service, NDU provides social, cultural, and social support by conducting weekly, biweekly, and monthly special activities and field trips.
  • As a part of NDU’s “Developing Leaders of Character” curriculum, we organize and coordinate service projects through not-for-profit partner entities in the United States and Korea.
  • NDU works with your child and identify their passion/interest and provide a pathway for extracurricular engagement either through school or outside the school.
  • NDU serves as your child's life coach, mentor, college admission counselor, ESL tutor, cheerleader, and their surrogate mom/dad.
  • We organize and conduct private tour/visit to colleges, which also includes individual meetings and interviews with the Admissions Director during the visit.
  • We provide a supportive environment by being available 24/7 plus providing additional staffing and leadership support.
  • We ensure that student's spiritual needs are explored and met through a Christian community.
  • We encourage our students to dream BIG and set goals that are AUDACIOUSbut always with a humble heart.
  • Graduates of NDU support system have obtained admission to and graduated from some of the most elite colleges/universities (e.g., Columbia, Cornell, Emory, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, etc.). NDU alumni members include senior managers at various multinational corporations (Samsung, LG, Hyundai, S Oil, etc.). 

Application Process

To learn more about applying to our program, please contact us via email, call, text @

Email: skim@nwcdunamisusa.com

Call or Text from/to U.S.: +01) 309-444-0622



High School Age Applicants:

  • After initial screening/evaluation, we require:
    • Application form,
    • Any previous standardized test scores (e.g., TOEFL, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PLAN, etc.),
    • In-Person Interview but will make exception (on a case by case via Wechat/Skype)
    • NDU Standardized Testing (e.g., Intellectual/Academic, Personality/Vocational, and abbreviated MSE),
    • Academic Review (e.g., GPA, Transcript Review)
  • Personal College Plan (e.g., Academic Goal + Personal Resume + College/Major goals) Review

College Application Counseling

  • Interview
  • College goals and selections review
  • College Plan Review
  • Any previous test scores (ACT, TOFEL, SAT)

NDU's Comprehensive International Program

Located within

Davidson Academy Upper School, Nashville TN

Academics:  Average ratio of teacher to students is 1:17 & offers 14 AP courses (i.e., available to NDU international students) along with 3 DE courses. NDU Education is proud to operate our flagship International Student Program at the Davidson Academy, as Davidson offers one of the best environment for international students to thrive academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Our partnership with Davidson Academy provides an excellent platform for NDU to prepare students to be admitted to top universities around the world. 

Athletics: Davidson Academy offers full complements of Junior Varsity and Varsity sports. Davidson offers top rated Football, Soccer, Golf, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track.

Location: Davidson Academy is located on a pastoral 68-acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee. Davidson’s campus also includes certified arboretum within the campus grounds. Nashville, known as the home of the country music, offers a wide variety of fun activities and attractions year-round. 

NDU is excited to partner with Davidson Academy Upper School to oversee DA's International Student Program, as our mission, belief, and philosophy align with DA's mission, vision, and goal.

NDU announces new partner school

located right here in Tennessee

Donelson Christian Academy (DCA) was founded in 1971, and the beautiful campus is located in Nashville, Tennessee. DCA is a Christian private school with the mission "to serve Christ by assisting parents in providing students with a challenging, college-preparatory education taught from a non-denominational biblical worldview that develops the whole person into a Christ-like leader in the home, church, and community." Further "DCA offers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, including numerous Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, taught in the context of a Biblical worldview. Students are challenged to excel in the classroom but are also taught to seriously consider the integration of the Christian faith within the various academic disciplines."

As a partner, NDU recruits students for DCA’s International Student Program by ensuring students are exceptionally qualified and able to meet the DCA's rigorous academic standard. Students selected for DCA will have an opportunity to received a top-notch education at one of the finest college-preparatory Christian school in the region. If you are interested in applying to Donelson Christian School’s International Program or want more information, please complete our online inquiry form or send us an email

other partner schools

Orangewood CHristian School

Orangewood Christian School is a co-educational, college preparatory school founded in 1980 as a ministry of Orangewood Church, PCA. There are two campuses located in Maitland, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. If you are interested in applying to Orangewood Christian School’s International Program or want more information, please complete our online inquiry form or send us an email

Academics:  Average ratio of teacher to students is 1:11 in the High School & offers 14 AP courses along with 24 Honors Courses. 60% of the Orangewood Christian School’s High School faculty members hold advance degrees.

Athletics: Orangewood Christian School offers full complements of Junior Varsity and Varsity sports, including Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross country, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Weightlifting, Tennis, and Track.

Fine Arts & Clubs: Orangewood also offers regionally and nationally recognized Fine Arts program that includes, visual art, band, choir, drama program, as well as a number of clubs and extracurricular activities.

Location: Orangewood Christian School is located just north suburb of Orlando, Florida. Orlando is well known for family-friendly entertainment and outdoor options and is home of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studio, SeaWorld and many other wonderful attractions.

Pella Christian High School

Pella Christian High School, established in 1939, is located in beautiful town of Pella, Iowa only 50 minutes from the State Capital city of Des Moines, Iowa. Pella offers beautiful scenery, rich history, and tight-knit community proud of its heritage. If you are interested in applying to Pella Christian High School's International Student Program or want more information, please complete our online inquiry form or send us an email

The Pella Christian High School International Student Program offers international students the opportunity to receive a quality, Christian education that will prepare them for success at the university level. Pella Christian High School offers a wide variety of rigorous college prep classes: AP Calculus, Advanced Chemistry, English (College Composition/Writing), Algebra, Bible, Physics, Advanced Biology, A & P, History, Statistics, Trigonometry, and Geometry.  There is a wide variety of electives, such as Advanced Journalism, Small Engines, Drafting, Woodworking, Graphic Design, Business, Spanish, Mandarin, Computer Programming, Art, Child Development, Nutrition, Construction Trades, and Psychology.  Graduates of PCHS ISP students have been accepted to some of the top-ranked universities, such as University of California, George Washing University, University of Iowa, University of Colorado (Boulder), Butler, Drake, etc.

La Reina High School & Middle School

La Reina High School & Middle School was established in 1964. La Reina is a private, independent college preparatory high school and middle school for young women, sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame and governed by a Board of Trustees. La Reina’s campus is located in beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA. If you are interested in applying to La Reina's International Student Program or want more information, please complete our online inquiry form or send us an email

Academics:  Average ratio of teacher to students is 1:25 & offers 17 AP courses along with 12 Honors Courses as well as award-winning robotics program. La Reina graduates received acceptance to some of the top universities such as Yale Univ., UC Berkley, UCLA, American Univ., etc.

Athletics: La Reina offers full complements of JV and Varsity sports, including Equestrian, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross country, Track and Field, and Softball.

Fine Arts & Clubs: La Reina offers full complement of performing and visual arts programs (drama, dance program, vocal groups, instrumental music) as well as a number of clubs and extracurricular activities.

Location: La Reina High School & Middle School is located in Thousand Oaks, CA approximately 35 miles north of Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks is considered one of the safest cities in America and offers a variety of outdoor activities as it is close to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that contains a network of trails.

Springwood School International Student Program

If you are interested in applying to Springwood School's International Student Program or want more information, please complete our online inquiry form or send us an email


Academics:  Springwood School is a college preparatory program offering 12 AP course, 8 Honors courses with average class size of 10:1 Springwood School graduates are admitted to top national and regional universities.

Athletics: Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Tennis, Track & Field. Springwood also offers diverse fine arts and clubs including visual arts, band, choir, drama, student government, and other activities.

Location: Located on the west side of Lanett, Alabama.  Springwood’s 46-acre campus includes the following buildings and facilities: New 32-Bed Residential Facility, Fine Arts Center, High School, Media Center, Elementary School, Primary - Kindergarten Building, Gymnasium, Football/Soccer Stadium, Baseball/Softball Fields, and Tennis Courts. Springwood offers students a beautiful, wooded, secluded campus which contributes to a safe environment for students and peace of mind for parents. 


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