Join AIRC

AIRC members are part of a dynamic network committed to the professionalism of international student recruitment. Dedicated to serving its members, AIRC opens doors, provides unique opportunities, advances knowledge, and offers comprehensive resources to higher education professionals in the field. 

General Benefits for All AIRC Members include:

  • Access to AIRC online directory of all members, including institutional contacts for agencies and agency contacts for institutions
  • Access to sample institutional/agency contracts, documented case studies, and policy statement and other tools to help plan and manage your international recruitment
  • Monthly e-newsletter containing AIRC updates and international student recruitment issues
  • Sponsor discounts
  • Enhanced eligibility to present at AIRC-sponsored meetings and events
  • Committee participation
  • Reduced registration fees for AIRC-sponsored meetings and events
  • Participation in Member-only LinkedIn discussion group 


Institutional Membership

AIRC institutional membership is open to any U.S. accredited post-secondary educational institution provided that the institutional accreditor is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Additional Benefits for Institutional Members:

  • Voting Privileges
  • Opportunity to serve on the AIRC Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to participate on the Certification Commission and to serve as an external reviewer
  • Privilege to display AIRC institutional logo on institution’s website and promotional materials
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AIRC Certification and Agency Membership

Open to recruitment agencies which have successfully achieved AIRC Certification. Agencies and other AIRC Members are encouraged to read and understand the AIRC Certification Process and Standards.

For the purposes of AIRC membership and certification, an agency is defined as an organization, company, or association that recruits and places non-resident U.S. students into accredited colleges, universities, and other educational institutions on a commercial ‘fee for service’ basis.


Additional Benefits for AIRC Certified Agencies:

Voting Privileges
Eligibility to serve on the AIRC Board of Directors
Opportunity to participate on the AIRC Certification Board
Privilege to display AIRC-certification logo on agency website and promotional materials

>> Click here to read more about AIRC Certification for Agencies.
 

Pathway Program Membership 

Open to organizations providing or organizing credit bearing post-secondary academic pathway programs for international students through contractual arrangements with U.S. accredited post-secondary educational institution, provided that the accreditor is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.

Pathway Program organizations may only use agent networks for recruitment into their own programs, and to those of their pathway partners following a student’s successful completion of a pathway program.Additional Benefits for Pathway Program Members:


Additional Benefits for Pathway Program Members:

Voting Privileges
Eligibility to serve on the AIRC Board of Directors
Opportunity to participate on the AIRC Certification Board
Privilege to display AIRC institutional logo on institution’s website and promotional materials

>> Click here to read more about Pathway Membership


Affiliate Institutional Membership

Open to U.S. accredited secondary schools or secondary/post secondary institutions based outside the U.S. which have been reviewed by a recognized national or international quality assurance system. 

An affiliated institutional member may not also function as a recruitment agency or directly own or operate a recruitment agency.

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