Our Mission

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:

  1. 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
  2. Develop best practices and training to assist overseas student recruitment agents and institutions themselves to better serve students seeking admission to American educational institutions
  3. 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