Membership in the Alliance

Alliance member organizations represent the full breadth and depth of the U.S. international educational and cultural exchange community.

Alliance member organizations administer exchange programs of all types and represent the breadth and depth of the U.S. international educational and cultural exchange community. Membership in the Alliance allows each of these organizations to remain fully informed of the regulations and public policies that affect their programs and business and to have a strong voice in the creation and promotion of those policies and regulations.

The Alliance adheres to, promotes, and expects the highest ethical standards of professional practice among its membership. Standards of professional practice include: understanding and complying with government laws and regulations; providing participants with high quality programs; offering the fullest possible equality of opportunity; and treating all individuals with dignity. The Alliance and its members adhere to a Code of Conduct and strive to avoid any action that may discredit the organization, its membership, or the profession.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Members have the opportunity to participate in high-level meetings with government officials, shape our message, and influence our collective strategy. Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to set policy by serving on the Board of Directors
  • Leadership opportunities on a variety of committees
  • Participation in meetings throughout the year with congressional offices and State Department officials
  • Valuable networking opportunities at the Annual Meeting and events with key stakeholders
  • Up-to-date information on latest international exchange issues, policy trends, and J-1 visa regulations
  • Invitations to member development workshops
  • Access to password-protected members-only content on the Alliance website
  • Direct consultation with Alliance staff
  • Professional presentations at conferences and group gatherings

Become a Supporter

Supporters are organizations that provide services – such as insurance coverage, IT support, Or tax preparation – to American exchange sponsors. Supporters assist the Alliance’s ongoing efforts to ensure federal resources, regulations and policies advancing exchanges. Supporters benefits include:

  • Networking an exhibition opportunities
  • Participation in the Annual Membership Meeting
  • Featured placement on the Alliance website
  • Up-to-date information on latest international exchange issues, policy trends, and J-1 visa regulations
  • A weekly Digest – a condensed newsletter designed to keep readers informed of news and policy issues related to exchanges
  • Access to our workshops
  • Receive periodic policy briefings

Become a Subscriber

 

Subscribers are exchange-related, domestic and international organizations/agents, that want to gain regular access to comprehensive information about policy developments affecting international education and cultural exchanges. Illegibility includes:

  • International and study abroad offices at universities and colleges;
  • Entities that support exchange programs within the United States;
  • U.S. diplomatic missions abroad

Subscribers receive a weekly Digest – a condensed newsletter designed to keep readers informed of news and policy issues related to exchanges.

Code of Conduct

The members of the Alliance for International Exchange are nongovernmental organizations that conduct and support cultural and educational international exchange programs. The Alliance adheres to, promotes, and expects the highest ethical standards of professional practice among its membership.

Standards of professional practice include: understanding and complying with all government laws, rules, and regulations; choosing the course of highest quality and integrity; offering the fullest possible equality of opportunity; and treating all individuals with dignity regardless of their national origin. The Alliance and its members strive to avoid any action that may discredit the organization, its membership or the profession.

The Alliance and its members work closely with the State Department and U.S. Embassies around the world to promote program quality and to ensure that participant satisfaction levels remain at their historically high levels.

The Alliance expects compliance with its ethical standards throughout its membership and will not condone actions that fail to comply with the law, regulations, or high standards of professional practice.