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For the benefit of the English language programs 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.


Relevant Articles & Subscription Sites


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

Recording - U.S. International Education Response and Resilience Webinar Series - April 15, 2020

SEVP COVID-19 Guidance Sources from NAFSA

DOS Guidance (J-1 Exchange Program Sponsors) from NAFSA

Restrictions on US Visas & Entry from NAFSA

CDC General Information

Preventing COVID-19 Spread (CDC)

NAFSA's Resource Page on COVID-19

WHO (World Health Organization) Updates on COVID-19


Small Business Grant & Loan Resources (COVID-19)

Updated information from the US Commercial Services (April 9)

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application 

SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Open for Applications (from US Commercial Services)

National and State Level Compiled Resources (please add information for your state) for Small Business 


International Education Professional Organizations/Resources

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.

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

FELCA, the Federation of Language Consultants Associations is the forum of national language and education travel associations all over the world.  Its members include the national associations of Turkey, Brazil, Thailand ,Italy, France, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Taiwan, and more!   

Student Services Resources

Free mental health awareness and health insurance information resources provided by International Student Insurance (Associate member).

The Homestay Times is a free booklet provided by English USA Associate Member ESQ Educational Services. It discusses best practices for homestay staff in order to ensure that both hosts and students have a great experience.

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 English Language Training information 

SEVP by the Numbers Reports

US Department of State – Office of English Language Programs

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

NAFSA’s Reference List for “Budget Saving Tools for International Enrollment Management Professionals”

posted on 7/29/2019 [NOTE: NAFSA resources require membership]

Developing an international student recruitment budget

Developing international recruitment strategy

Developing international credential in-house expertise

Resources for social media planning

Resources for international recruitment planning

Agency/consultancy screening

Measuring ROI


EducationUSA Government Scholarship Programs and THE LISTBahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE currently fund government scholarship programs. These governments maintain lists of approved receiving institutions, which can often be the chief barrier to recruiting funded students from these countries. REACs and Advisers are often asked about government scholarship programs and how to see if your institution is on the list.  We've put together this helpful handout to point you in the right direction.

2018 EducationUSA Global Guide

This 2019 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. 

Return on Investment (ROI) for International Educators: Site that emerged from demand of colleagues within international education with a calculator to determine ROI

International Recruitment and Marketing: Managing the Message in Challenging Times:  from AACRO Webinar on 4/25/2017 (for outline, click here)

FELCA (Federation of Education and language Consulting Associations): FELCA is the forum of national language and education travel assocations from all over the world. Its members include the national associations of Brazil, Italy, Europe, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. The members of the national associations are individual businesses whose role it is to advise and counsel students who want to travel overseas to study at a language school, high school or university.

Teaching & Research Resources

Issues in Language Instruction is a peer-reviewed journal for and by university instructors of English to speakers of additional languages (EAL). . ILI welcomes all kinds of submissions related to the practice, interpretation, and advancement of our profession.

BALEAP supports the professional development of those involved in learning, teaching, scholarship and research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It was founded in 1972 and changed its name to The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes in 1989 and then to BALEAP in 2010.

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. 

International Journal of Language and Linguistics (IJLL) is an international academic journal focusing on the study of language within the framework of contemporary linguistics.

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. 

American English: For English Language Teachers Around the World: The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.

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