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Play a key role in innovative study abroad program development, research, and evaluation—become a member of CIEE’s Academic Consortium!

As part of the leading study abroad consortium, your institution will make a real difference in the field of international education, ensuring students have access to academically rigorous and culturally rich programs. CIEE Academic Consortium member schools – nearly 350 leading public and private colleges and universities – help to develop innovative study programs, have access to exclusive student financial aid, and participate in exemplary faculty and staff development programs.

Academic Consortium Member Benefits

As a CIEE Academic Consortium member, you have access to exclusive benefits and opportunities that support your students, faculty, and administrators, and that add significant value to the work we all do.

Download the 2016 AC Membership Brochure

Program Development and Quality Assurance

  • Academic Consortium Board Voting Rights
  • CIEE Program Site Evaluation and Development Team Participation

Professional Staff Support and Development

  • CIEE Annual Conference Grants
  • Professional Development Seminars and Workshops
  • CIEE Group Study Center Site Visit Grants

Faculty Support and Development

  • Faculty Fellows
  • International Faculty Development Seminar Annual Grants
  • Faculty Summit

Student Financial Support and Internships

  • Annual AC Member Student Grant
  • CIEE Scholarship Programs
  • CIEE Alumni Intern program and Ambassadors

Membership Qualifications

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

  • Be accredited, chartered, or governmentally authorized to offer post-secondary academic degrees in the U.S.
  • Endorse the Academic Consortium Membership Agreement

Academic Consortium Governance

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.

Institutional Representation

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 submit the Academic Consortium Membership Agreement to CIEE. By signing this document, applicants agree to endorse the Academic Consortium Agreement.

CIEE Academic Consortium Membership Instructions and Agreement

Print and complete the Membership Agreement (pdf). Upon completion, the membership agreement should be sent to CIEE’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, addressed to the attention of Membership Services.


Membership Services
Attention: Institutional Relations
300 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA

Phone: (207) 553-4033 or 1-800-40-STUDY
Fax: (207) 553-5033

AC Member Institutions

Adelphi University

Agnes Scott College

Albion College

Alfred University

Alma College

American University

Appalachian State University

Arizona State University

Augsburg College

Augustana College (IL)

Austin College

Babson College

Barnard College

Bates College

Baylor University

Becker College

Bellarmine University

Belmont University

Beloit College

Bemidji State University

Bentley University

Berea College

Bethel University

Bethune-Cookman University

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-Los Angeles

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Cedarville University

Central Michigan University

Central Piedmont Community College

Central State University

Champlain College

Claremont McKenna College

Clark University

Clarkson University

Colgate University

College of Charleston

College of Lake County

Colorado College

Colorado State University

Columbia College (MO)

Columbia College

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cornell College

Creighton University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Denison University

DePauw University

Dickinson College

Doane College

Drake University

Drexel University

Earlham College

Eastern Illinois University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory University

Fairfield University

Flagler College

Florida A&M University

Florida International University

Fordham University

Framingham State University

Franklin Pierce University

George Mason 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

Haverford College

Hawaii Pacific University

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hood College

Hope College

Howard University

Husson University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University-Bloomington

International Christian University

Iowa State University

Jackson State University

James Madison University

Johns Hopkins University

Johnson & Wales University

Kalamazoo College

Keene State College

Kenyon College

LaFayette College

LaGrange College

Lake Superior State University

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College

Lincoln University of Missouri

Linfield College

Longwood University

Loyola University New Orleans

Luther College

Lynn University

Macalester College

Madison College

Marquette University

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount University

Meredith College

Merrimack College

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Miami University-Oxford

Michigan State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Middlebury College

Middlesex Community College (MA)

Millikin University

Millsaps College

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Misericordia University

Mississippi Valley State University

Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

Morningside College

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Ida College

Muhlenberg College

Northeastern State University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Michigan University

Northwestern University

Norwich University

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Oakland University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Ohio University-Main Campus

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oklahoma City University

Old Dominion University

Oregon State University

Pacific Lutheran University

Pennsylvania State University

Philadelphia University

Pima Community College

Pomona College

Portland Community College

Portland State University

Princeton University

Providence College

Purdue University-Main Campus

Radford University

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Randolph College

Reed College

Rhodes College

Rice University

Robert Morris University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Ambrose University

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Vincent College

Santa Clara University

Salve Regina University

Scripps College

Seattle University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Skidmore College

Smith College

Soka University of America

South Dakota State University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Methodist University

Southern Utah University

Spelman College

St. Catherine University

St. John's University (NY)

St. Lawrence University

St. Olaf College

Stanford University

Stetson University

SUNY at Fredonia

SUNY at Geneseo

SUNY at Stony Brook

Susquehanna University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Tarrant County College District

Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Lutheran University

Texas Tech University

The American University in Cairo

The Catholic University of America

The College of New Jersey

The University of Tampa

The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Texas at Austin

Transylvania University

Trinity College

Trinity University

Truman State University

Tufts University

Tulane University of Louisiana

Universidad de Monterrey

University of Alabama

University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Arizona

University of California, Berkeley

University of California-EAP

University of California-San Diego

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Denver

University of Evansville

University of Florida

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University Of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of La Verne

University of Maine

University of Mary Washington

University of Maryland

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

University of Miami

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of Mississippi Main Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

University of New Haven

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

University of South Carolina Upstate

University of South Dakota

University of Southern California: CLAS

University of Southern Indiana

University of St. Thomas (MN)

University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Pacific

University of Tulsa

University of Utah

University of Virginia-Main Campus

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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

Virginia Wesleyan College

Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Wartburg College

Washington and Lee University

Washington State 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

Wittenberg University

Wofford College

Worcester State University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Yale University