Academic Consortium

Joining CIEE’s Academic Consortium provides your college or university even greater access to our academically rich, culturally immersive programs.

Our Academic Consortium member schools – nearly 350 leading public and private colleges and universities – participate in the development of innovative study programs and participate in exemplary faculty and staff development programs. We return your efforts with additional scholarship funding for students and other benefits meant to provide your school with expanded leadership in study abroad.


Our Academic Consortium Board members review all programs to maintain rigorous quality assurance and intercultural exchange. Current Board Members include exemplary leaders from a wide range of the nation's finest colleges and universities. Their professional expertise and meticulous review of programs – which includes onsite evaluations – maintains program quality and transparency for all CIEE partner schools.


As a CIEE Academic Consortium member, you have access to exclusive benefits and opportunities that support your students, faculty, and administrators.


To be eligible for CIEE Academic Consortium membership, institutions must:

  1. Be accredited, chartered, or governmentally authorized to offer post-secondary academic degrees in the U.S.
  2. Endorse the Academic Consortium Membership Agreement
  3. Complete the Academic Consortium membership application and remit annual dues


The Academic Consortium Board (ACB) is the voice of all CIEE Academic Consortium (AC) member institutions. This unique group of experts in the field of international education—elected by the very people who send students on our programs—is responsible for continuous program monitoring and evaluation of all CIEE study abroad programs. Through rigorous site evaluations, high standards, and a commitment to keeping abreast of topics and trends in this rapidly evolving industry, the ACB helps to ensure we provide the highest-quality, most valuable programs available—programs that are academically challenging, personally fulfilling, and culturally inspiring.

The ACB consists of eleven elected members plus the Chair of the CIEE Board of Directors who serves ex officio with voting privileges. ACB eligibility is restricted to official representatives of Academic Consortium member institutions and other faculty or administrators from member institutions that have the endorsement of the official representative of their institutions.


Academic Consortium Voting Representative
CIEE Academic Consortium (AC) member institutions designate an official representative to exercise the institution’s voting rights at the annual meeting and in mail ballots. Unless otherwise specified by the institution, the individual who signs the Consortium Membership Agreement will be designated as the official institutional representative.

AC members are asked to designate appropriate faculty and/or administrative contacts for the various purposes set forth in the sections that follow. Unless otherwise specified, CIEE will assume that the official institutional representative is the correct contact for all listed purposes.

Primary Advisor
This person is generally a study abroad advisor and serves as the principal liaison for processing applications. Institutions may name multiple advisor contacts in accordance with the administrative structures that exist on each campus.

Faculty Representatives
Member institutions may designate any number of faculty representatives for the programs they wish to use. Faculty representatives should have an academic background related to program content. Representatives receive regular updates about programs in their area, as well as a supply of promotional materials to share with their students, and may be called on for advice and input on academic issues.

Annual Dues
Members pay $450 in dues at the start of each calendar year. Because these dues directly support many CIEE efforts, membership demonstrates your support of our mission to "to develop and deliver international programs and support services to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world."

Application Procedures
Institutions that meet the qualifications for AC membership are invited to complete our Academic Consortium Membership Application. By submitting this document, applicants agree to endorse the Academic Consortium Agreement.

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Albany State University

Albion College

Alfred University

Allegheny College

Alma College

Appalachian State University

Arizona State University

Augsburg University

Augustana College (IL)

Austin College

Babson College

Barnard College

Bates College

Baylor University

Becker College

Bellarmine University

Belmont University

Beloit College

Benedict College

Bennett College

Bentley University

Berea College

Bluefield State College

Bluffton University

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Bradley University

Brandeis University

Brigham Young University

Brown University

Bucknell University

Butler University

California Lutheran University

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

California State University - Fresno

California State University-Los Angeles

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Cascadia Community College

Cedarville University

Central Michigan University

Central State University

Champlain College

Claremont McKenna College

Clark University

Clarkson University

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of Lake County

College of Saint Benedict Saint John's University

Colorado College

Colorado State University

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cornell College

CUNY Medgar Evers College

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Denison University

DePauw University

Dickinson College

Doane University

Drake University

Drexel University

Earlham College

East Central College

Eastern Illinois University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory University

Essex County College

Fairfield University

Fayetteville State University

Fisher College

Fisk University

Flagler College

Florida A&M University

Florida International University

Fordham University

Framingham State University

Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin Pierce University

Gallaudet University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Gettysburg College

Gordon College

Goshen College

Grand Valley State University

Grinnell College

Grove City College

Guilford College

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Hampton University

Harvard University

Harvey Mudd College

Haverford College

Hawaii Pacific University

Hobart and William Smith College

Hope College

Howard University

Husson University

Huston-Tillotson University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University-Bloomington

International Christian University

Iowa State University

Jackson State University

James Madison University

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Johns Hopkins University

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Kalamazoo College

Kapiolani Community College

Keene State College

Kenyon College

Knox College

Lafayette College

LaGrange College

Lake Superior State University

Lasell College

Lehigh University

Lenoir - Rhyne University

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

Longwood University

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Loyola University New Orleans

Luther College

Lynn University

Macalester College

Madison Area Technical College

Marquette University

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount University

Meredith College

Merrimack College

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Miami Dade College

Michigan State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Middlebury College

Middlesex Community College (MA)

Milligan College

Millikin University

Millsaps College

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Mississippi Valley State University

Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

Morningside College

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Saint Mary's University

Muhlenberg College

New College of Florida

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Central University

Northeastern State University

Northeastern University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Michigan University

Northwestern University

Norwich University

Nova Southeastern University

Oakland University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University

Ohio University-Main Campus

Ohio Wesleyan University

Old Dominion University

Oregon State University

Pacific Lutheran University

Pennsylvania State University

Pima Community College

Pomona College

Portland Community College

Portland State University

Prairie View A&M University

Princeton University

Providence College

Purdue University Main Campus

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Randolph College

Reed College

Rhodes College

Rice University

Ridgewater College

Robert Morris University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rocky Mountain College

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sacred Heart University

Saint Ambrose University

Saint Edward's University

Saint John Fisher College

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Vincent College

Salve Regina University

San Jose City College

Santa Clara University

Scripps College

Seattle University

Shaw University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Sitting Bull College

Skidmore College

Smith College

South Dakota State University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Spelman College

St Catherine University

St Lawrence University

St Olaf College

St. Francis College

St. John's University-New York

Stanford University

Stetson University

SUNY College at Geneseo

Susquehanna University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Tarrant County College District

Temple University

Tennessee State University

Texas Christian University

Texas Lutheran University

Texas Tech University

The College of New Jersey

The New School

The University of Tampa

The University of Tennessee-Chattanoga

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The University of Texas at Austin

Tougaloo College

Transylvania University

Trinity College

Trinity University

Trinity Washington University

Truman State University

Tufts University

Tulane University of Louisiana

Tuskegee University

Universidad de Monterrey

University of Alabama

University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Arizona

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Davis

University of California-EAP

University of California-San Diego

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Colorado-Boulder

University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Hartford

University of Idaho

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Iowa

University Of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of La Verne

University of Maine at Orono

University of Mary Washington

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

University of Miami

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Mississippi Main Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of North Georgia

University of North Texas

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

University of Puget Sound

University of Redlands

University of Rhode Island

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Scranton

University of South Alabama

University of South Carolina Upstate

University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Dakota

University of Southern California - Dornsife

University of Southern Indiana

University of St Thomas-Saint Paul

University of the Pacific

University of Tulsa

University of Utah

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wyoming

Ursinus College

Utah State University

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University

Wake Forest University

Wartburg College

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St Louis

Wayne State University

Webster University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan College

Wesleyan University

West Texas A&M University

Western Carolina University

Western Kentucky University

Western Michigan University

Western Washington University

Westfield State University

Westmont College

Wheaton College (IL)

Whitman College

Whittier College

Wingate University

Winona State University

Winston-Salem State University

Winthrop University

Wittenberg University

Wofford College

Worcester State University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Yale University

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