Invitational Institutional Membership

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This membership is for start-up/ early stage international schools and organizations who are not fully accredited but have committed to seeking accreditation/ authorization by organizations recognized by AAIE within five (5) years. Those organizations are:

  • Cognia
  • CIS
  • IBO
  • Middle States
  • SACS
  • WASC

Your school/organization is interested in developing international education programs and services, and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits, access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications.
Invitational Institutional Members may be nominated for various leadership awards but may not vote or stand for office.

*Should your school acquire accreditation/ authorization during a membership year you will be upgraded to Full Institutional Membership immediately upon AAIE receiving proof of accreditation / authorization from the related agency.

Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for Invitational Institutional Membership, your educational organization must:

  • Be interested in supporting the mission of AAIE and participating in AAIE activities
  • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
  • Be committed to building improved leadership capacity
  • And intent on providing diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


Leadership Knowledge and Support:

Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes:

Networking and Community

Unlimited access to the following:

  • AAIE Global NETworkssecure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
  • HeadNET (for Heads of School/ Directors & Presidents / and Deputy/Assistants in these roles - Members receive the AAIE HeadNET Quarterly Review if signed up)
  • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/ and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
  • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling / academic support to students as their primary role)
  • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
  • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations
  • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


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