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For the benefit of the IEP community and other interested parties, EnglishUSA offers a free annotated list of organizations of interest to intensive English programs. We hope that you find these resources for curriculum and professional development, accreditation, international enrollment, and international exchange services to be of use. EnglishUSA welcomes suggestions of new resources. To suggest a new resource, please contact our EnglishUSA Office.


International Education Professional Organizations

TESOL-Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages refers to both the field itself and the international association for TESOL professionals. TESOL International Association is recognized as a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations Department of Public Information with the mission of advancing professional expertise in English language teaching.

NAFSA- Association of International Educators is the largest non-profit association dedicated to international education. The eleven Regional NAFSA organizations provide additional resources and networking opportunities to NAFSA members.  

IIE-the Institute of International Education is the oldest global higher education and professional exchange agency. IIE is the administrator of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's premier public diplomacy initiative.

The Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange is an association of institutions and nonprofit organizations comprising the international educational and cultural exchange community in the US.

UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) is a consortium of university and college-administerd intensive English programs in the United States.

GAELA, the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations was formed in 2000 and is comprised of member associations, accrediting bodies, and other related bodies from around the world who meet at least once a year to discuss matters of common interest and to further a global dialogue.

AIRC (American International Recruitment Council) is the only membership organization focused solely on issues related to international student recruitment.


SEVP, DHS & Other Government Resources

SEVP Hyperlink Appendix provided by SEVP with a list of compiled useful links from Study in the State,, PDSO and DSO updates, STEM OPT and a few additoinal resources mentioned in the webinars.

DHS Study in the States website offers free government resources explaining the rules and regulations governing the international student visa process in the U.S. 

SEVP By the Numbers: A quarterly report of F-1 and J-1 statistics for the USA put together by SEVP.


International Enrollment Resources

The IIE Open Doors Report A detailed annual report put together by the Institute of International Education (IIE) discussing trends in international student and study abroad in the USA.

The NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool is a helpful resource to share information on the economic impact of international students in the US, in individual states, and in congressional districts. 


Accrediting Bodies

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education, provides accreditation to postsecondary English language programsand institutions in the United States.

ACCET-Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education, provides institutional accreditation for organizations offering English language programs.


Recruitment / Market Trends Resources

This 2017 U.S. Commercial Service Education and Training Services Resource Guide includes comparable and individual market assessments of countries listed as best prospects for U.S. training and educational services. The country assessments are based on observations and market research reports created by the U.S. Commercial Service.

Pace of Adoption of International Student Recruitment Agencies by U.S. Institutions Report compiled by Bridge Education Group and Student Marketing. 


Teaching Resources

ELT Research Bites is to present interesting and relevant language and education research in an easily digestible format. 

TIRF, The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate new knowledge about English language teaching and learning. 

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. Resources include information for students seeking to study English in the US. 


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