Building an integrated educational community

The Alliance recognizes the strength in joining together to create a community that develops today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. The Alliance is committed to supporting national and international development initiatives that further increase access to higher education and educational partnership.

Working together to educate insightful, globally conscious and motivated students who take their part in developing opportunities for all, the Alliance participants and partners can bring growth and meaning to the global community of scholars.

Alliance participants and partner institutions will share in open-ended opportunities for academic exchange, research, curriculum enrichment, student interchange and community engagement.

Key Partners

UNESCO Center for Peace

The UNESCO Center for Peace exists to promote understanding of UNESCO's mission and ideals and to translate them into programs that will help raise a new generation of peacemakers, placing human dignity at the center of their activities and striving to make the culture of peace essential to everyday life through education, science, culture and communication.

UNESCO Center for Peace is the flagship of the U.S. Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations, and has become a cultural anchor, celebrating community diversity, contributing on current issues and events, engaging policy makers and working with stakeholders to further understanding of peace, acceptance and tolerance.

UNESCO Center for Peace works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty.

Shorelight Education

Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience in partnership with leading U.S. institutions. With an integrated and comprehensive approach, they build innovative programs to help students thrive and become successful global citizens, so universities can drive international student success that spans generations.

Shorelight creates generational partnerships that help universities reimagine their international strategies. It all starts with innovative programs and services fully aligned with the student lifecycle. Shorelight contributes funding, deep operational expertise and a global network of technology-enabled services, which means their university partners can focus on inspiring the next generation of students.

International education - International Baccalaureate

The International University Alliance and the IB have partnered to create opportunities for international students and ensure their academic success, building upon both organizations’ mission to expand options for students and ensure their academic success.

The partnership will create programs designed for qualified IB students to have access to some of the top degree programs, faculty and research opportunities at IUA participating universities. This partnership will provide top-achieving international students with streamlined access to leading American universities and their Honors Programs and Colleges. Additionally, by welcoming the best and brightest students from around the world to their communities, IUA’s top-tier university participants will benefit from a more enriching campus community.

The IUA will also offer merit scholarships for especially talented IB students admitted to an IUA participating university. The scholarships will provide financial support to deserving students, allowing the universities to reach a new demographic of students.

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Premier school partners

The universities belonging to the IUA partner with high-caliber secondary schools in order to create connections that bring value to students, to faculty and to their own educational communities. We work to create a clear and smooth path for your students who aspire to study at a university in the United States. We collaborate across a global network to enrich curriculum and learning, share resources and support each institution’s internationalization goals.

As a partner school you will benefit from:

  • Access to exclusive merit scholarship opportunities for leading students.
  • Access to a curated network of the best U.S. universities for international students.
  • Recognition of your school and curriculum by IUA participant universities.
  • Membership for your school’s guidance counselor in an international network of other premiere high school counselors.
  • Dedicated relationship with an IUA international education ambassador supporting best practices and know-how in guidance counseling and international education.
  • Expedited and streamlined application process and visa support for your students.
  • Opportunity for transferable credit and advanced standing for qualified students.
  • Waived application fee.

Government and other sponsorship partners

The IUA builds meaningful connections and opportunities to provide access for international students across the world to a first-rate academic education and the skills to compete in a global environment.

The IUA is collaborating with government sponsors and other funding institutions worldwide to build a placement and retention ecosystem to help increase student mobility and access to prestigious degree programs in the U.S.

Specifically, we work closely with many international sponsors on end-to-end student management and reporting, support scholars with university and subject area selection and placement to a network of the best universities in the U.S., along with retention and reporting of the student experience through graduation.

Partners currently including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi Education Council, National Defense Force in Bahrain, the Ministry of Education in Oman and the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia.

Tertiary education partners

IUA collaborates with post-secondary education providers across the world to identify aspiring global scholars for our university network. From advanced language academies to top-tier global research universities, the IUA seeks to collaborate on academic affiliation with select institutions to further international student exchange and preferred opportunities for degree advancement through its U.S. network of participating universities. Examples of IUA tertiary partners include:

Pagoda Foreign Language Institute

Founded in 1969 and now enrolling 20,000 students each year, the Pagoda Institute is the first and largest native English language institution in Korea and the official language training partner of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018.

Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University

Inaugurated by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 1970, this is the largest women's university in the world, with 52,000 students enrolled in its colleges of science, humanities and medicine.