The use of logos does not connote endorsement by the Department of Commerce of the organizations’ views, products, or services.
The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association of accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions, pathway programs and student recruitment agencies which work together to establish quality standards for international student placement within the United States. AIRC Certification for recruitment agencies is a peer reviewed and rigorous methodology based on global best practice which is utilized by U.S. institutions within their international recruitment partnering strategies. AIRC is registered as a Standards Development Organization with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Birmingham International Center (BIC) serves as a clearinghouse for international economic development, intercultural competency, and high-quality global education programs. Founded in 1951, the Birmingham International Center is the nation's oldest cultural-education organization. The BIC is Alabama's connection to global leadership and opportunity. Their in-school multicultural programs help prepare Alabama's youth for the global market place. They support international business interests through networking, translation, cultural training, and global relationship building. They combine the theory and practice of teaching understanding for all cultures, which increases Alabama's chances for meaningful involvement in world affairs and global markets.
The mission of the MSU Franklin Furniture Institute is to help sustain and increase the competitiveness of the home furnishings industry in Mississippi and the region. FFI’s objectives are to become a national resource center for furniture-related issues; to enhance sustainable manufacturing and design in furniture; to expand furniture-related curriculum to appeal to students interested in pursuing advanced degrees; to provide testing capabilities in furniture components, frames, fabric, flammability, and packaging and develop bariatric furniture test standards; to educate and train workers, supervisors and management to improve skills, efficiencies and technical knowledge; and to partner with state and federal resources to provide export resources to increase international trade opportunities for the industry.
The Global Business Resource Center (GBRC) at College of Charleston School of Business facilitates international trade education and research for the students, faculty, and the professional community. The GBRC hosts international trade seminars, workshops, and professional training programs including the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional credential program and the Intermodal Transportation Professional program. GBRC’s significant relationship with governmental trade organizations including its Ex-IM Bank City/State partnership extends assistance to multiple sectors and industries in all aspects of international trade. The GBRC student internship program offers additional services in global market and trade research for a diverse range of international business activities.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.
The Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER) works to increase and promote Georgia’s capacity for international business understanding and competitiveness. As part of the nation-wide CIBER network, the GT CIBER links the manpower and technological needs of the Georgia business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country and with companies around the world. With a global presence in diverse fields and partnerships reaching into multiple sectors of industry around the world, GT CIBER stands at the leading edge of global connectivity and technology.
“The Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University provides a quality education that prepares professionals for a dynamic, globally oriented environment. The Zarb School offers undergraduate and graduate programs with strong functional specializations, taught by faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Within an environment that values diversity, the Zarb School fosters the personal and professional growth of its various constituencies and cultivates awareness of ethical issues and social responsibility.” Consistent with this mission, the Zarb School continues its commitment to achieve greater diversity among its faculty, students, programs and viewpoints. Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business offers a broad variety of day and evening undergraduate and graduate study leading to Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science and Executive M.B.A. degrees, as well as minors in business subjects and certificate programs. The Zarb School departments include Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business; Finance; Information Technology and Quantitative Methods; Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business; and Marketing and International Business.
ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, and industry service providers to key markets worldwide, supporting the growth of international education and global student mobility. Through ICEF’s various services, education institutions and agents achieve real results in growing international student enrolments.
ICEF is best known for its Workshops. Occurring across ten locations annually and covering every international student market, ICEF Workshops bring together international educators and carefully screened, high-quality student recruitment agents at networking forums. ICEF Workshops are renowned for their organization and sophistication - and most importantly, for the quality of educator/agent relationships they facilitate.
The International Student Network (ISN) introduces admissions teams from U.S. undergraduate, graduate, and language programs to the finest international applicants in the world. ISN organizes their award-winning events – from boutique fairs to sprawling American education expos – with the goal of providing the most thorough recruitment experiences possible. Each recruitment endeavor is tailored to meet the needs of every admissions counselor present to ensure that each institution represented has a substantial pool of applicants in each market. Since its establishment in 1995, ISN has achieved excellence in international student recruitment. ISN’s strategy emphasizes the importance of the old-fashioned, face-to-face connection between admissions teams and prospective students.
For over fifty years, the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) has worked to promote understanding and collaboration between Americans and professionals from around the world. To accomplish this NCIV provides training and leadership development to 94 U.S. community-based organizations that collectively mobilize over 40,000 volunteers who welcome international leaders to their businesses, schools and homes.
With members in large and small communities across the United States, NCIV serves as an important private sector partner to the U.S. Department of State and helps the U.S. business community, education sector, and NGO community with their efforts to develop a more globally competent and engaged citizenry.
The New York Public Library’s Business Center (SIBL) offers all in the local and international business community free information resources in economics, finance, competitive intelligence, domestic and foreign market and industry research, logistics, intellectual property, small business start-up, and career exploration. Supplementing print volumes for consultation and borrowing are specialized online databases such as Emerging Markets and Panjiva. Experienced reference librarians and business advisors from partners such as SCORE guide patrons through the research process, on a walk-in or appointment basis. SIBL hosts workshops by expert practitioners and hands-on training in e-resources such as the New York Small Business Resource Center (smallbiz.nypl.org). Amenities include free meeting rooms and wi-fi.
Study in the USA is the first print publication and website promoting United States higher education programs to prospective international students. Study in the USA’s mission is to connect international students with reputable programs at colleges and universities across the United States in addition to providing access to a wealth of information and resources. In addition to publishing ten regional magazines with over 300,000 copies annually distributed around the world, Study in the USA has an award-winning website that contains hundreds of information profiles featuring high quality American programs in fourteen languages. Over the last 35 years, Study in the USA and StudyUSA.com has helped millions of foreign students attend programs at United States schools, colleges, and universities.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, CIBERs link the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S. 33 universities, including Temple University, were designated as centers that serve as regional and national resources to businesses, students, and academics focused on improving American competitiveness and providing comprehensive service and programs for U.S. business success in global markets.
The U.S. Journal of Academics promotes the United States as the world’s premier education destination, by representing an exclusive list of first-rate U.S. colleges, universities and English Language Programs. US Journal launched its online presence in 1996, and has evolved into a family of 16 independent, multi-lingual domains – all dedicated to recruiting non-U.S. students to its network of campuses. The organization’s latest initiative involves improving the efficiency and integrity of one critical admissibility indicator: Proving sufficient funds, FundsV. empowers prospective international students (and their sponsors) to point their online banking data to authorized hosts. GoAbroad recently named FundsV as one of five worldwide finalists in its “Innovative Use of Technology” competition.