Why Join AIRC?

AIRC members become 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
  • Access to sample institutional/agency contracts, documented case studies, and policy statements 
  • Participation in Member-only LinkedIn discussion group 
  • Monthly 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

Institutional Membership
— Open to U.S. accredited post-secondary educational institutions, provided that the institutional accreditor is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or
the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional Benefits for Institutional Members:

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

  • $600 — Fewer than 10,000 total enrolled students
  • $1,100 — 10,000 or more total enrolled students 

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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

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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:

  • 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
Learn more and apply for Pathway Program membership now »


Affiliated 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.

Annual Dues: $600

Learn more or Apply for Affiliated Institutional membership now »

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