About the Consortium

Founded in 2013, the IEC is a non-profit organization that works with U.S. institutions of higher education to promote and strengthen their internationalization efforts.

Our Mission is to promote mutual understanding on a global scale by expanding international education exchanges between the United States and other cultures.

Our Vision is to create a shared future of peace and prosperity through long-lasting educational partnerships of the highest quality.

The universities in the consortium benefit from the following services:

University Abroad Program

In collaboration with Saint Michael’s College, the University Abroad Programs provide intensive language training as well as academic and personal skills development for students. The duration of these programs varies from one (1) to five (5) semesters, based on a student’s academic and language abilities. Upon successful completion of the University Abroad program, students will transfer to one of the consortium partner institutions. The IEC provides targeted admission counseling to all students in the University Abroad Programs and helps them select a partner institution that best fits their needs. 

Recruitment Network

The IEC works with over 100 international recruiters. In addition to the University Abroad applicants, partner institutions can elect to also receive qualified direct admit applicants. Partner institutions that elect this additional service will be required to sign a separate contract.

Assistance Navigating the Chinese Student Market

The IEC assists its partners in developing strategic plans to engage with the fast-growing Chinese educational market. Assistance includes helping partner institutions create a strategic plan for engaging the Chinese market, connecting partner institutions with schools and agents, assisting with scheduling school visits, and creating and printing materials in Chinese.

Building Brand Awareness

The IEC assists its partner institutions by helping to build their brand awareness overseas. Each partner institution will have their school profile listed on all marketing materials that the IEC creates. 

If your institution is interested in joining the IEC, please contact us for more information.


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