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American Councils for International Education is a premier, international nonprofit creating educational opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an interconnected and increasingly interdependent world.

Through academic exchanges, overseas language immersion, and educational development programs, American Councils designs and administers innovative programs that broaden individual perspectives, increase knowledge, and deepen understanding. After being immersed in other countries and cultures, our participants become culturally aware citizens of the world, contributing to mutual understanding and successful international collaboration.

From developing the first exchanges of Eurasian and American students and teachers in the 70s – to current initiatives supporting collaborative education between the U.S., Middle East, South America, Asia, and Africa – American Councils facilitates overseas experiences that create informed and empowered global citizens. Since 1974, American Councils has responded to the needs of the communities where we work with hundreds of robust, international education programs that include academic exchanges, language immersion, testing and assessment, professional training, community development, and scholarly research.

Click here to read our overview brochure, which provides a snapshot view about American Councils, including information about our global presence and impact, as well as interesting facts and figures about our organization.


A leader in international education, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion, American Councils creates opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.


American Councils is helping to build a world of globally competent citizens, successful institutions, and responsible nations.


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