ACISC™ is a membership community committed to high quality international education. As a global non-profit membership organization, ACISC™ provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • a commitment to high quality international education.

Through our work with hundreds of schools and universities around the world, ACISC™ has developed the following understanding of global citizenship.

The ACISC™ team includes educational leaders and organizational management professionals who collaborate to enable and support the continuous improvement of international education. ACISC™ helps members access innovative international educational practices, gain recognition for accomplishments, attract and select high quality staff, facilitate student connections with leading universities around the world, and provide meaningful international educational experiences to prepare students as global citizens. ACISC™ provides staff with unique opportunities to impact the future of international education around the world while working in an international environment. At ACISC™, you will be part of a diverse team that works hard, thinks creatively, solves problems and collaborates with members to support the international education community.

Safeguarding young people is central to our work at The ACISC™ and lays the foundation for everything we do. We recognize that to reduce risks to young people we must create a safe environment within CIS and the safer recruitment of staff is a key part of this. Please see our safeguarding policy summary for more information about our safer recruitment practices.

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One of the first steps any prospective student should take before enrolling in a college or university, is to verify whether or not the school is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. ACISC™ is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The purpose of the ACISC™ Code of Ethics is to describe the moral principles upon which CIS members are expected to base their conduct and professional practice.

All ACISC™ members are expected to:

  • Fulfill the promises stated in their guiding statements, policies, contracts and promotional materials.
  • Strive for excellence.
  • Nurture a culture of care in which the education, safety and well-being of students and others are paramount.
  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Respect the dignity and equality of all individuals, groups and cultures.
  • Promote global citizenship.
    School members also meet all ACISC™ core Membership Standards.

Higher education members also follow the Guiding Principles for Higher Education Institutions.

The robust relationships between our member universities and member schools are a key element in our mission to shape the future of international education.

ACISC™ is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals. Global citizenship is the centre of everything we do at ACISC™  to support our members.