The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is a not-for-profit association of international schools around the world promoting exemplary school leadership and research-based, effective and innovative educational practices. As an autonomous organization, AAIE was legally incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to further and continuously improve international education and cultural understanding across independent overseas schools. AAIE serves a diverse global community providing leadership development across the ever-changing and expanding spectrum of educational programming initiatives and issues.
A global community that connects diverse people, ideas and resources,
AAIE helps international educators lead with vision, wisdom, courage, and integrity.
The Work We Do
Through weekly programming, annual gatherings, and ongoing outreach, we connect together ideas, perspectives, success stories, member expertise, and thought leaders from around the globe. AAIE promotes and communicates current educational research, teaching and learning practices, best-in-class trends, and change leadership to promote continuously improving and future-ready schools. From the very beginning, and even more necessary and true today, AAIE is the worldwide organization that connects school leaders to a vast array of resources, new ideas, and opportunities serving as a disruptive influence and change agent to ensure the viability, integrity, and future of overseas international schools. With the executive home office in Princeton, NJ, AAIE brings people, ideas, cultural understanding, and values together where everyone learns, benefits, and belongs.
Discover More About AAIE
Discover how AAIE has been supporting international school leaders for over 50 years.
Discover the regional associations that AAIE works with to support international schools.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Meet the AAIE Board of Trustees and discover how to join us.
Learn about the AAIE Student Scholarships, open to students at our member schools.
Our Regional Organizations