Is your school committed to the development of your students as global citizens?

To qualify for membership, your school must demonstrate its commitment:
  • to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • to provide high quality international education.
To become a ACISC™ member, your school must:
  • meet ACISC™ Core Membership Criteria;
  • live by the ACISC™ Code of Ethics;
  • be fully accredited by a recognised national agency; or commit to begin the ACISC™ International Accreditation process within two years of membership approval.

Additionally, your school must:

  • be operational at the time of application;
  • provide a sequential course of study leading to full primary/elementary and/or secondary education;
  • apply as a whole school (not a section of the school such as the International Section or only the primary or secondary school);
The school membership application process:
Step 1Submit basic information about your school.
Step 2Submit documentation to demonstrate that your school follows the ACISC™ Code of Ethics and provides an international education programme.
Step 3Self-Evaluation – Evaluate the alignment of your school’s policies and practices with the ACISC™ core membership standards.
Step 4ACISC™ Evaluation – ACISC™ reviews your documentation and its alignment with our core membership standards. If aligned,
Step 5ACISC™ Visit – ACISC™ professional staff visit your school to verify that your practices align with our core membership standards.


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 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.