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International Membership

Connect to the world of higher education

With AACRAO membership you'll be connected to more than 11,000 members from institutions around the world. Facilitate your professional development by attending discounted meetings, gaining complimentary subscriptions to our College & University journal and more.

Why should you join? From professional development opportunities to forging connections that will help you in setting down career stones, there's more than one reason. 

Apply for International Membership

Is your institution already a member? Apply to join the roster.
Want to join independently? Apply without an institution.

Annual Membership Price: $266

Requirements: YOU MUST BE AT A POSTSECONDARY DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES RECOGNIZED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OR APPROPRIATE MINISTRY IN YOUR COUNTRY AND AUTHORIZED TO GRANT DEGREES.

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AACRAO Edge

When education standards change, new credentials are awarded, or foreign education systems are reorganized, AACRAO EDGE utilizes the expertise of the International Education Standards Council (IESC) to review and update our database.

Professional Competencies

Work on your skills like diversity and inclusion, interpretation and application of institutional and external data, and leadership. We have the tools for you.

Online Learning

From free webinars to self-paced on-demand learning, AACRAO's online learning covers a variety of subjects—technology, strategic enrollment management, admissions, FERPA, transfer, credential evaluation, and international education—and allow you to engage with the presenters and instructors.

Take the next step in your career

AACRAO's Career Navigator is a wealth of job postings and resources for training. 

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Get Published

AACRAO's professional journals College & University and SEM Quarterly are always accepting articles and have a wide circulation base.

Research Opportunities

Leverage the expertise of our over 11,000 members and contribute to one of the premier sources of practice related research within the global higher education community. 

Join a committee

Do work you're passionate about, with support and mentoring from fellow members. From Caucuses to specialized topics, it's all one community, no matter where in the world your institution is located. 


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AACRAO's bi-weekly professional development e-newsletter

Upcoming Coffee Break: Education in Crisis

Sep 7, 2021, 10:43 AM
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Summary : Learn what you can do to support international education and students in crisis.
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Written by: Julia Funaki Associate Director, International

A great deal has been written on the disruption to education through the Covid-19 pandemic. Undoubtedly there will be years of analysis and study of its impact on everything from mental and emotional help to future earnings. But, unfortunately, after almost 18 months, the world is still struggling to quell the virus, thus moving on is not something we can do.

Today, we are anxiously watching other crises unfold, which will undoubtedly deal another crippling blow to education, where systems were already fragile. The past few weeks have been overwhelming with the disruptions in Afghanistan as US troops rapidly withdrew and the Taliban have taken over, the continuing crumbling of the infrastructure of Lebanon, and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. All of these crises are impacting systems where education was on the brink of collapsing, and these recent events and the fallout will exacerbate and accelerate the collapse.

You may be wondering what you can do as you read the news articles, watch the videos, or listen to interviews. This may begin with what you can do, such as donating money, supplies, or time to relief efforts.  With my professional work in international education, I quickly began to consider what we could do as educators and administrators. I am happy to share that my colleagues at AACRAO and I are working on this now.! We already have resources to assist colleges, universities, credential evaluation agencies, and others in establishing and implementing a protocol for working with students and scholars in crisis.

Higher ed professionals and institutions can utilize AACRAO’s protocol for any type of disruption, whether natural disaster, localized strife, national or regional crisis. We encourage you to use this and adapt it to your policies and procedures.

While it is unlikely that we will see students coming from these crisis zones this year, we need to prepare. Therefore, we are organizing several offerings to discuss and address how we might best serve and support global students and scholars during times of crisis. We invite you, and need you, to be a part of this programming. Our greatest strength and support comes from the power of the hive and weaving a network of support and information.

Please join us and share your thoughts and ideas by clicking on the link below. We will be in touch with updates and offerings.

Each of you, our members, are consistently looking out for the best interests of students and advocating for them. You strive to achieve the promise of higher education and to do so as broadly as possible. Thank you for all you are doing! We hope you will use that commitment to join us in discovering how together we can assist global students and scholars, particularly those who have had their education disrupted.

Join us for a coffee break on Wednesday, September 22 to discuss further and find ways forward. In addition, we will be unveiling our Fall Webinar Series: Education in Crisis.

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