Strategic Partners

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Education/Research Centers

American International Recruitment Council logo

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.

Baruch College logo

Founded in 1994, the Weissman Center for International Business is designed to enable Baruch College/CUNY to respond to the global economy with programs appropriate to a preeminent school of business. Guided by an advisory council of distinguished executives, the Center’s mission is to provide meaningful international educational experiences for Baruch undergraduate and graduate students, support scholarly research and teaching with an international business perspective and contribute to the economic life of New York City.

Birmingham International Center logo

The Birmingham International Center (BIC) is the nation’s oldest cultural-education organization. Founded in 1951, the BIC has grown into a resource for international business-education needs, including intercultural training. The BIC operates as a liaison to international businesses and cultural interests. They are connected to global opportunity, leadership and social competency. Since 1992, the BIC has presented workshops and seminars on how to do business with over 20 different countries. These programs continue to provide learning and networking environments that assist in global business development.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs engages Northeast Ohio citizens in being globally-minded through hosting international visitors for the U.S. State Department, offering a dynamic foreign affairs lecture series and hosting the longest running Model United Nation program for high school and middle school students in the U.S.

ELS Educational Services Logo

Since 1961, ELS Educational Services, Inc. has helped more than 1.1 million international students from 177 countries learn English quickly and effectively, creating world citizens in the process. ELS Language Centers is the largest network of campus-based English language instruction centers in the world, offering 80+ study locations and more than 750 university pathways in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia and the USA. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, ELS has established a strong network of over 1,700 education counseling offices in more than 90 countries and has assisted students worldwide to achieve their personal and professional goals, through English preparation and professional higher education counseling.

Franklin Furniture Institute Logo

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.

GlobalPittsburgh Logo

GlobalPittsburgh boosts international connections in the Pittsburgh Region and around the world through member activities and hosting programs. - Activities and Events for Globally-Minded Members - Hosting International Leaders for the U.S State Department - Attracting International Students to the Region - Connecting Corporations with International Resources

Goldman Sachs Foundation Logo

The Goldman Sachs Foundation, in partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Babson College, created the 10,000 Small Businesses program through a $500 million dollar investment in small business infrastructure and growth. The initiative is designed to provide a unique approach to support established businesses that need resources to grow. These resources include world class business education/ training, one/one mentoring and counseling, and access to capital. Salt Lake Community College is one of eleven sites named for delivery of the national program and has completed training for 135 small business owners in Utah. Aggregate results of the program include: creation of 197 net new jobs; average company revenues increasing between 4-6%; and over 8 million dollars of capital funding achieved by companies graduating from this program.

Hofstra University Logo

“The mission of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University is “Educating for Personal and Professional Achievement.” Located just 25 miles from New York City, Zarb is among only 10 percent of business schools to earn accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International. The Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room is among the most technologically advanced academic facilities in the nation. Community partnership projects, executive speaker series, experiential learning opportunities are offered to enhance leadership skills. Our network of successful alumni consistently provide connections leading to prestigious internships and full-time positions.

ICEF logo

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.

ISN Logo

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.

New York Public Library’s business center logo

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 ( 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 has helped millions of foreign students attend programs at United States schools, colleges, and universities.

The U.S. Journal of Academics and its family of sites promote the United States as the world’s premier education destination, by representing an exclusive list of U.S. colleges, universities and English Language Programs. USjournal launched its online presence in 1996, and has evolved into a family of 16 independent, multi-lingual domains. One of its newest sister sites, FundsV, helps improve campuses’ conversions of initial student inquiries to financially-qualified applicants by improving the efficiency and integrity of the funds verification component within the international admissions cycle. Contact us to learn more!