Membership Application

Membership Options

Thank you for reading this before you begin your membership application.

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. 

Application Instructions

In the application below, please select the appropriate member category. You will see several options. Details on the member types and benefits appear lower on this page.

Applicant Agency (Phase 1) - is the first step for Agencies seeking Certification. You will be asked to submit additional materials after you complete this first step. THIS IS THE ONLY CATEGORY THAT NEW AGENCY APPLICANTS MAY SELECT. Read more about Certification.

Institutional Member - is for US secondary and post secondary institutions who wish to pay for one year's membership. Read more.
Note: Institutional Member 2 year, 3 year - is for institutions who wish to pay for more than one year's membership (5% and 10% multi-year discounts provided). Institutions interested in two or three year memberships should contact member services at memberservices@airc-education.org 

Pathway Program - All pathway members are billed at the same rate and may add any campuses to their membership. There is no extra fee for listing campus partners. Read more. 

Global Institutional Member - is for secondary schools or institutions outside of the US. Global Institutions interested in two or three year memberships should contact member services at memberservices@airc-education.org  Read more.

Individual Member - is for individuals who would like to be a part of the AIRC community and are unaffiliated with academic Institutions or Support organizations. May not directly recruit or place international students for compensation or remuneration or work for an organization that recruits or places international students for compensation or remuneration. To apply for this member type Click Here. 


When completing the application, be prepared to complete information about your organization, including:

  • Membership type applying for - check in the drop down box. Institutional and Affiliate member types have 1, 2, and 3 year payment options. (read below for more information)
  • Primary member contact details
  • Voting delegate assignment (typically the primary member; must be someone you add to your profiile if not the primary member)
  • Other people at your organization to be added to the database (affiliates)
  • Billing contacts (representatives)
  • Size of organization
  • Program offerings
  • Current agency use (if applicable).


You will be asked for payment information on the final page. You may pay by credit card or check. If you have any questions, contact memberservices@airc-education.org, or call +1 240 547 6400, xt. 802

Note that from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 all member dues are prorated to adjust for a new member billing date for all members of July 1, 2018.

Membership Type Details  
Membership Options:
Type: Organization Record
Description: AIRC Certification is intended for agencies (including organizations and companies), located both inside and outside the U.S., which recruit international students to accredited post-secondary programs or institutions anywhere in the world and who either have already recruited for U.S. programs or institutions or intend to do so. Before applying, please read the information about AIRC Certification here: http://airc.membershipsoftware.org/airc-certification-applic 
Membership Cost: $2,000.00
Membership Length: 12 month(s)
Additional Contacts
Affiliates: 1 affiliate level contact is included with the membership.
Representatives: 8 representative level contacts are included with the membership.
Additional Options
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