Programs and activities

International University Alliance

IUA Premier High School Program

IUA participating universities partner with high-caliber secondary schools to create connections that bring value to students, to faculty and to their own educational communities. The IUA works to create a clear and smooth path for students who aspire to study at a university in the United States, collaborating across a global network to enrich curriculum and learning, share resources and support each institution.

IUA partner schools benefit from access to a network of the best U.S. universities for international students, recognition by IUA participating universities, identification with a prestigious network of global universities, membership for the school’s guidance counselor in an international network of other premier high school counselors, expedited and streamlined application processes and visa support for their students, as well as the opportunity for transferable credit and advanced standing for qualified students.

Become a Premier High School partner

Global Competency Certification Program

The Global Citizenship Certification Program introduces global citizenship as a lens through which to examine various aspects of life in the complex, globalized world of the 21st century. Students, faculty and/or staff consider cultural identity, diversity and the challenges of intercultural communication, and evaluate ways to create greater inclusiveness. Upon completion of the degree program, participants receive a certificate recognizing competency.

Offered free of charge only at IUA partner high schools and associated organizations, the Global Citizenship Certification Program introduces global citizenship as a lens through which to examine various aspects of life in the complex, globalized world of the 21st century. Students, faculty and/or staff consider cultural identity, diversity and the challenges of intercultural communication, and evaluate ways to create greater inclusiveness. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a Global Competency Certificate.

Tertiary articulation program

The IUA develops supported articulation agreements with a broad range of tertiary institutions. A supported articulation agreement provides students with a guarantee of admission to participating Alliance universities. Student support — including a suite of enrollment and advisory services — is provided by regional Alliance representatives.

To become a Tertiary Program partner, an institution must participate in an extensive validation process in which Alliance representatives review the institution’s accreditation and academic standing.

Become a Tertiary education partner