Strategic Partners

AIRC has identified strategic partners which pledge to work strategically with AIRC to ensure complementarity and mutual support of each other’s mission.  AIRC strategic partners or their subsidiaries may not be directly engaged in the recruitment or placement of students into U.S. or foreign universities.

ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals and industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility.

Special Offer: ICEF offers a 10% discount on its North America Workshops (in Miami, and Canada) for AIRC member institutions and for higher education institutions from outside the U.S. which join AIRC as an affiliate member. Please contact Michael Henniger at ICEF for further information, +1 778 866 1974
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Strategies and digital tools to promote your International Brand and diversify your Campus. Intead can help you develop a recruitment strategy that fits your institution. We will even help you develop the internal case for why your international recruitment plan merits more resources.

Special Offers: AIRC institutional members can register with Intead to receive their free e-book: 88 Ways to Recruit International Students  
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BONARD (formerly StudentMarketing) is a global market intelligence and strategic development company that specializes in the international education sector. The company provides a range of B2B student recruitment and marketing services to educational institutions looking to expand or establish themselves internationally. StudentMarketing is a UNWTO Affiliate Member with individual memberships in ESOMAR World Research, a prestigious society for opinion and market research. Contact StudentMarketing at for further details. Visit StudentMarketing website here.

Sunrise International ( helps universities promote transparency in the admission process and improve awareness of their institutions in China by directly engaging with local communities: visiting schools, travelling to second and third tier cities, maintaining Chinese social media accounts, and creating beautiful Chinese-language websites to provide correct and up-to-date information to potential applicants from the world’s biggest home country of international students. Sunrise also engages universities seeking to rethink their China strategy or build one from scratch by offering customized insights, research, and consulting services.


The U.S. Commercial Service and AIRC work together to increase trade and business investment awareness among the U.S. business community, particularly small- and medium-sized businesses, U.S. educational institutions, approprate international constituencies and the general public. The parties cooperate and coordinate trade and business investment promotion activities and programs which include international student recruitment to the United States. Visit the USCS websiteRead the 2016 Top Market Report for Education. ​

EnglishUSA, also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), is a professional membership organization of over 400 high quality, accredited English language programs.  Their mission is to provide support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the USA.  They also have over 30 Associates, which are companies (e.g., testing, digital marketing, publishers, etc.) who support the mission as well.  The search program directory on the EnglishUSA website serves as a resource for other organizations, institutions, and agencies all over the world.