Who We Are and the Work We Do

About the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)

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. Through annual gathering(s) and outreach, we connect together ideas, perspectives, success stories, member expertise and thought leaders around the world. 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 new ideas, opportunities– serving as a disruptive influence– and change agent to ensure the viability, integrity and future of overseas schools. With the executive office in Princeton, NJ, AAIE brings people, languages, ideas, cultural understanding and values together where everyone learns, benefits and belongs.