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AACC American Association of Community Colleges Education Related
AACRAO American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Education Related
AACSB AACSB: International Association for Management Education Education Related
AACTE American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Education Related
AACU Association of American Colleges and Universities Education Related
AACUPI Association of American Colleges and University Programs in Italy Education Related
AAHE American Association for Higher Education Education Related
AAI African-American Institute Education Related
AAIEP American Association of Intensive English Programs Education Related
AASAP/UK Association of American Study Abroad Programmes/United Kingdom Education Related
AASCU American Association of State Colleges and Universities Education Related
AAU Association of African Universities International
AAU Association of American Universities Education Related
AAUW American Association of University Women Education Related
ACA American Counseling Association Education Related
ACA Academic Cooperation Association International
ACC Annual Conference Committee Education Related
ACCC Association of Canadian Community Colleges International
ACE American Council on Education Education Related
ACE American Cultural Exchange Education Related
ACE PN Admissions and Credential Evaluation Professional Network NAFSA
ACHA American College Health Association Education Related
ACTFL American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages Education Related
ACTR/ACCELS American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study Education Related
ACU-I Association of College Unions-International Education Related
AED Academy for Educational Development Education Related
AEI Australian Education International International
AERA American Educational Research Association Education Related
AFS AFS/Intercultural Programs (formerly American Field Service) Education Related
AIEA Association of International Education Administrators Education Related
AIEJ Association of International Education-Japan International
AIFS American Institute for Foreign Study Education Related
AIPT Association for International Practical Training Education Related
AISE American Intercultural Student Exchange, Inc. Education Related
ALIGU American Language Institute, Georgetown University ; also a standardized test devised by the American Language Institute Education Related
Alliance Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange Interassociational
AMIDEAST America-Mideast Educational and Training Services Education Related
AMPEI Asociación Mexicana para la Educación International International
APAIE Asia-Pacific Association for International Education International
APICE Pan-American Association of Educational Credit Institutions International
APLU Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Education Related
APUAF Association of American University Programs in France Education Related
APUNE Asociación de Programas Universitarias Norteamericanos en España Education Related
ARIES Agence des Relations Internationales de l Enseignement Supérieur (France) International
ARO Alternate Responsible Officer (Also see RO - Responsible Officer) Federal
AUCC Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada International
AUF l'Agence universitaire de la francophonie International
BP SFN Bologna Special Focus Network NAFSA
BTS Border and Transportation Security Federal
BUTEX British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association International
Canada SIG Canada Specific Interest Group NAFSA
CAS Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education Interassociational
CASE Council for Advancement and Support of Education Education Related
CBIE Canadian Bureau of International Education International
CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
CCA Career College Association Education Related
CCB Center for Capacity Building NAFSA/APLU
CCD Consular Consolidated Database Education Related
CCP Campus and Community Programming Professional Network NAFSA
CCID Community Colleges for International Development Education Related
CCIS College Consortium for International Studies Education Related
CEA Commission on English Language Program Accreditation Education Related
CEAIE Chinese Education Association for International Exchange International
CEC National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials Interassociational
CEC Canadian Education Centre International
CEEB College Entrance Examination Board Education Related
CEP Core Education Program NAFSA
CGS Council of Graduate Schools Education Related
CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation Education Related
CIC Council of Independent Colleges Education Related
CIF Council of International Fellowship Education Related
CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange Education Related
CIES Comparative and International Educations Society Education Related
CIES Council for the International Exchange of Scholars Education Related
CIP Council of International Programs Education Related
CIF Council of International Fellowship Education Related
CIPUSA Council of International Programs USA Education Related
CIS (USCIS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
CoWorld Connecting Our World NAFSA
CREPUQ Conference des recteurs et des principaux des universities du Quebec International
CSIET Council on Standards for International Educational Travel Education Related
CTW Current Topics Workshop NAFSA
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service International
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
DOE U.S. Department of Education Federal
DOL U.S. Department of Labor Federal
DS-2019 Certificate of eligibility for J exchange visitor status, issued through SEVIS by an exchange visitor program designated by the Department of State Federal
DSO Designated School Official Federal
EAD Employment Authorization Document Federal
EAIE European Association for International Education International
EA KC Knowledge Community for Education Abroad NAFSA
EARP Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee NAFSA
EARP CAL Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Consular Affairs Liaisons Subcommittee NAFSA
ECA Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State Federal
ECFMG Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Education Related
ECTS European Credit Transfer Scheme International
EduFrance Study in France International
EFL English as a Foreign Language Education Related
ELC Every Leader Campaign Education Related
ELTA English Language Teaching & Administration Professional Network NAFSA
ERASMUS European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students International
ERIC Educational Resources Information Center Education Related
ERIC/HE Educational Resources Information Center on Higher Education Education Related
ESL English As a Second Language Education Related
ESTA DHS' Electronic System for Travel Authorization Federal
ETA Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Federal
ETS Educational Testing Service Education Related
EUA European University Association International
FA Fulbright Association Education Related
FBIE SIG Foreign Born International Educators Specific Interest Group NAFSA
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (Department of Education) Federal
FIUTS Foundation for International Understanding Through Students Education Related
Form I-20 Certificate of eligibility for F or M student status, issued through SEVIS by a school designated by the Department of Homeland Security Federal
Form DS-2019 Certificate of eligibility for J exchange visitor status, issued through SEVIS by an exchange visitor program designated by the Department of State Federal
FSA Foreign Student Adviser Education Related
FSI Foreign Service Institute Education Related
GPP Global Partnership Program NAFSA
HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Education Related
HBCU Historically Black Colleges and Universities Education Related
I-20 Certificate of eligibility for F or M student status, issued through SEVIS by a school designated by the Department of Homeland Security Federal
I-94 Arrival/departure Record Federal
IAESTE International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (AIPT in the United States) Education Related
IAU International Association of Universities International
ICC Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Professional Network NAFSA
ICE U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
ICET International Council on Education for Teaching Education Related
ICLS International Council for Language Studies Education Related
ICT Intercultural Communication and Training Professional Network NAFSA
IDP International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges International
IEAA International Education Association of Australia International
IEASA International Education Association of South Africa International
IELD International Education Leadership Leader Development Professional Network NAFSA
IEL KC International Education Leadership Knowledge Community NAFSA
IELTS International English Language Testing System Education Related
IEP Intensive English Program Education Related
IIG Institutional Interest Group NAFSA
IIE Institute of International Education Education Related
INCI Inter-Associational Network on Campus Internationalization Interassociational
INS Formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service; now merged into U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
IREX International Research and Exchanges Board Education Related
ISANA International Student Advisers Network of Australia International
ISCA International Scholar Advising Professional Network NAFSA
ISE International Student Exchange, Inc. Education Related
ISEP International Student Exchange Program Education Related
I-SIG Intercultural Specific Interest Group NAFSA
ISS International Student Service (of the YMCA) Education Related
ISS RP International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee NAFSA
ISTA International Student Advising Professional Network NAFSA
KC ISSS Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services NAFSA
JAFSA Japan Network for International Education International
JASSO Japan Student Services Organization (formerly Association of International Education-Japan International
JNCL Joint National Committee on Languages Education Related
JUSEC The Japan-United States Educational Commission International
KIEC Korean International Exchange Council International
KAFSA Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators International
KC Knowledge Community NAFSA
KCCC Knowledge Community Coordinating Committee NAFSA
KC RL Knowledge Community Regional Liaison NAFSA
LASPAU Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities Education Related
LDC Leadership Development Committee Education Related
LEONARDO da Vinci program, a European Community program for the implementation of a new community vocational training policy International
MEIG Middle East Interest Group NAFSA
MIG Member Interest Group NAFSA
MIUSA Mobility International USA Education Related
MLA Modern Language Association Education Related
MR Marketing & Recruiting Professional Network NAFSA
MRP Machine Readable Passport Federal
MRV Machine Readable Visa Federal
MUCIA Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities Education Related
NACAC National Association of College Admissions Counselors Education Related
NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Education Related
NACUA National Association of College and University Attorneys Education Related
NACUBO National Association of College and University Business Officers Education Related
NAFEO National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Education Related
NAFSA NAFSA: Association of International Educators (formerly National Association for Foreign Student Affairs) NAFSA
NAICU National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Education Related
NASFAA National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Education Related
NASPA National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Education Related
NAWE Advancing Women in Higher Education Education Related
NCDE National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange Education Related
NCFLIS National Council for Foreign Language and International Studies Education Related
NCHE National Council on Higher Education Education Related
NCIV National Council for International Visitors Education Related
NCLIS National Council for Languages and International Studies Education Related
NEA National Education Association Education Related
NEA National Endowment of the Arts (government agency) Education Related
NSEERS Special Registration Program's Data System Federal
NSEP National Security Education Program Federal
NCC New Century Circle Education Related
NIEA Network of International Education Associations Interassociational
NUFFIC Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education International
ÖAD Austrian Exchange Service International
OBIM Office of Biometric Identity Management (Also see US-VISIT)  
OEA PN Overseas Educational Advising Professional Network NAFSA
OES Occupational Employment Statistics (wage data) Federal
OFLC Office of Foreign Labor Certification (Department of Labor)
Federal
OMB Office of Management and Budget Federal
O*NET Job classification system administered by U.S. Department of Labor Federal
OPO One Person Office NAFSA
OPT Optional Practical Training Federal
OSAC Overseas Security Advisory Council Federal
PDSO Principal Designated School Official (Also see DSO - Designated School Official)
Education Related
PIET Partners for International Education and Training Education Related
PWD Prevailing Wage Determination Federal
Rainbow SIG Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay/Transgendered Specific Interest Group NAFSA
RAP KC Recruitment, Admissions, and Preparation Knowledge Community NAFSA
RFE Request for Evidence Federal
RO Responsible Officer (Also see ARO-Alternate Responsible Officer) Federal
RPCV Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Specific Interest Group NAFSA
RS PN Research and Scholarship Professional Network NAFSA
SAIS School for Advanced International Studies (of Johns Hopkins University) Education Related
SAVE DHS Data system used by SSA to verify nonimmigrant status Federal
SC Subcommittee NAFSA
SCI Sister Cities International Education Related
SCOPs USCIS Service Center Operations Federal
SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Federal
SEVP Student and Exchange Visitor Program Federal
SID Society for International Development Education Related
SIETAR Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research International Education Related
SIGs Specific Interest Groups NAFSA
SIM Subcommittee on Information Management NAFSA
SIO Senior International Officer Education Related
SIO Senior International Officer Professional Network NAFSA
SIT School for International Training (of World Learning, Inc.) Education Related
SOCRATES the European Community action program for transnational cooperation in the field of education International
SPA Sponsored Program Administration Professional Network NAFSA
SPAs Sponsoring and Programming Agencies NAFSA
SSA Social Security Administration Federal
SSN Social Security Number Federal
SWA State Workforce Agency Federal
TCS Training Coordination Subcommittee NAFSA
TECRO Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the USA International
TEFL Teaching of English as a Foreign Language Education Related
TEMPUS Trans European Mobility Program for University Studies International
TESL Teaching of English As a Second Language Education Related
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Education Related
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Education Related
TLS KC Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community NAFSA
TSE Test of Spoken English Education Related
UCEA University Continuing Education Association Education Related
UCIEP Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs Education Related
UKBA United Kingdom Border Agency International
UKCOSA United Kingdom Council on Overseas Student Affairs International
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations International
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development Federal
USBT U.S.-Based Training for Overseas Educational Advisers, Educational Information and Resources Branch, U.S. Department of State Federal
USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal
USIA Formerly: U.S. Information Agency (in the U.S.); now part of the U.S. Department of State Federal
USIS Formerly: U.S. Information Service (outside the U.S.); now part of the U.S. Department of State Federal
USNEI U.S. Network for Higher Education Information International
US-VISIT Formerly: DHS' entry/exit information system. Now called OBIM - Office of Biometric Identity Management Federal
VWP Visa Waiver Program Federal
WES World Education Series Education Related
WHES Washington Higher Education Secretariat Education Related
WHTI Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Federal
YFU Youth for Understanding Education Related