The American International Recruitment Council works to safeguard the interests of both international students and enrolling institutions through the promotion of ethical, standards-based international recruitment strategies.
The AIRC is a non-profit organization controlled by accredited United States post-secondary educational institutions.
The purposes of the organization are to:
- Develop standards of ethical practice pertaining to recruitment of international students to American educational institutions, such standards to address two constituencies: educational institutions and student recruitment agents
- Develop best practices and training to assist overseas student recruitment agents and institutions themselves to better serve students seeking admission to American educational institutions
- Establish a framework through which participating agents can have their practices certified. In addition, the organization may undertake other activities as are necessary to accomplish its goals