Upcoming Events

Plan to join AIRC at the following events this year:


AIRC Webinar Series
AIRC Annual Conference 


AIRC Webinar Series

How to Recruit Gaokao Students: Understanding the Exam and China's Test Optional Movement- Register
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019, 1:00 pm EST

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese high school students who take China's all-or-nothing university placement exam, the Gaokao, fall a few points short of their selected university and have few choices: apply to foreign universities, take the test a full year later, or settle for a second-choice Chinese university. 
While acceptance of the Gaokao is quite rare in the US, more than 30 universities in Canada and 7 out of the prestigious Australian "Group of 8" universities accept the Gaokao in making admissions decisions. However, as more and more US universities have embraced a test-optional admissions policu, there is a unique opportunity to recruit students disenfranchised by the Gaokao

This webinar will cover the following: 

  • Provide an overview of the Chinese "Gongban" public school system and Gaokao exam
  • Offer strategies for engaging Gaokao track students
  • Explain how to better understand Gaokao scores
  • Consider how test optional policies might be applied to China 
Gavin Newton- Tanzer, Sunrise International

Rewriting the Community College IE Playbook- 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:00 am EST

Audience participants will have a semi hands-on experience in learning and critiquing the work in writing the playbook of international education by a community college district that ventured into it with a vision, drive and some innovative approaches that achieved ROI in black the following year, growing by 1,700% over a five year period.

Jing Luan, San Mateo Community College District
Diane Arguijo, San Mateo Community College District
Paul Frost, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dwiraj Sharma, Alfa Beta Institute

Will AI Disrupt the Agency Model as We Know It?- Registration Comming Soon. 
June 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creeping into all aspects of modern life, even the counseling of students looking for an overseas education experience. With the rise of online and virtual counseling sites, what is at stake for the ‘traditional’ in-person counseling model? What is the impact for universities? Two colleagues - one on each side of this debate - will provide their thoughts and perspectives. 

Krista Northup, Sannam S4
Sushil Sukhwani, Edwise International
Joe Morrison, Concourse Global Enrollment

Completed - Now Available as a Report: Agency-University Partnerships - The State of the Field in 2018- Request Report Here
What makes the difference between a happy agent-university partnership and a troubled one? 

In May 2018, Intead and the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) surveyed the field to determine
• How universities are feeling about their agent partners 
• How agents are feeling about their university partners 
• And what makes a great institution-agent relationship.

This webinar and report presents the insights and findings you need to benchmark your institution against others and consider how you could be doing better.

Save the Date! 
AIRC's 11th Annual Conference

 Registration opens in June. 

Hilton Downtown Miami
Miami, FL