Region XI Virtual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
AIFS Study Abroad
AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964 over 1.5 million students have travelled abroad with AIFS. With over 50 years of experience, we have the resources to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe. AIFS offers a wide range of unique opportunities in Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa, and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer coursework in English or in the local language (from beginner to advanced), so previous language learning is not required for study abroad.
AIFS now offers Online Programs, allowing students to choose courses from all of our online programs, offered by our global network of universities in over 15 countries, or to participate in Global Online Courses plus a virtual internship through the Virtuoso Institute (powered by AIFS and Global Experiences).
API offers study abroad and experiential learning opportunities in 22 countries around the world! API programs include full-time tuition and fees, housing, medical and life insurance, local social activities, overnight and day excursions, pre-departure and on-site orientations, on-site staff, language tutoring, and more! We also have a new suite of virtual opportunities for students looking for a truly global, borderless and connected experience!
API is very pleased to have launched a new suite of virtual offerings through APIConnect! With APIConnect, students can participate in courses conducted by faculty at universities from around the world, join in on cultural events that broaden their perspectives, and complete exercises that add an international edge to their resumes. In addition, students could take advantage of API’s Innovation or Community Engagement Lab and/or a virtual internship! Participants will build a global community, grow in their understanding of diverse cultures, and make connections with individuals across borders, all from the comfort of their own home!
Arcadia University - The College of Global Studies
Building on a tradition of over 75 years of leadership and innovation in international education and research, Arcadia University - The College of Global Studies provides undergraduates access to over 130 programs abroad in Australia, Chile, Cuba, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and Wales. Nearly 3,000 students from over 300 colleges and universities participate in Arcadia University's programs abroad each year. These programs include coursework, research opportunities, internships, and more. Arcadia continuously strives to provide the highest level of support and service to its program participants wherever they are in the world.
Virtual Europe Internships: Gain international work experience with a virtual placement in Athens, Edinburgh, London, Dublin, or Rome and a four-credit internship course to add to your study at your home school.
Arcadia in London Courses Fall 2020 and Spring 2021: The semester will consist of two six-week blocks. In each block students will enroll in two courses, totaling four courses (16 credits) for the semester. Depending on health and safety conditions, these blocks can be virtual or in-country.
We are a mobile service for international students/scholars/travelers studying in the United States. With our service students can get the SIM card in their home country and have a working phone the moment they arrive in the United States.
CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA: The Global Education Network is committed to academic excellence, integrity and innovation in learning abroad. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural and social landscapes within urban environments. Through our commitment to personalized learning, collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world. CAPA offers summer and semester programs and faculty-led, customized programs in seven global cities worldwide: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.
CAPA is offering remote internships with organizations based in our seven global cities locations. Internships can be taken alongside our Global Internships Course for 3 or 6 credits, or for no credit, and run over 6-11 weeks during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students can also participate in Virtual MyGlobal City events that include fun and engaging social events and cultural activities with opportunities for reflection in alignment with our student learning and development outcomes.
At CIS Abroad we spark growth. Our lives were transformed by international experiences. Every day, we create a more connected and compassionate world, one person at a time. We provide students with the best value in education abroad, considering affordability, academic relevance, cultural immersion, and support. We are boldly committed to providing the highest quality service to students, their families, and their home institutions as a trusted partner in education abroad. Check out our onsite, virtual, and hybrid programs to study and intern!
We offer virtual internships, virtual study options, and can work with your institution on custom virtual campus internationalization solutions. More info can be found here: https://www.cisabroad.com/faculty-advisors/custom-programs/campus-internationalization-solutions/
Compass Student Insurance
Compass Student Insurance has been your partner for student insurance for 20 years in the USA. As an independent insurance broker and enrollment specialist, we partner with insurance companies and other service providers who value product, service, and lasting relationships. We don’t only sell insurance. We combine the insurance products with first-class service that is so important to international students in a foreign country.
All our insurance plans cover medical treatment for COVID-19 like any other eligible illness.
Cultural Insurance Services International
CISI provides insurance solutions for study abroad and international student groups. We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service, and because we work with multiple underwriters, our coverage options are the most diverse in the market - including currently offering CFAR/IFAR options focused directly on COVID-19.
CISI's CFAR/IFAR package went live in July - and is an option for those studying abroad (or those traveling over 100 miles from home domestically) who need an insurance defense against trip cancellation or interruption while COVID-19 makes all travel uncertain.
We believe travel changes people and people change the world. Based in Boston, EdOdyssey is an award-winning organization that creates custom global programs, faculty-led trips, and study abroad programming around the world for students. We're educators, not tour guides, that tailor each program to the learning objectives and we work exclusively in countries that we call home allowing us to create amazing experiences that are authentic, inclusive, and accessible. Our current hubs include Peru, Spain, Italy, China, Canada, and the U.S.
Starting this fall, we're proud to now offer two turnkey, passport-free options for students: Virtual Study Abroad in Peru and Medical Spanish & Latinx Culture. Looking for a custom, globally-minded online programs for your students? We're also now creating custom virtual programs and faculty-led for colleges and universities. For educators seeking professional development, we've also created an online Global Certificate Program for Educators that will bring together education practitioners to learn more about global programs and give them the tools to design and lead better programs for their students.
Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS)
Foundation for International Services, Inc., (FIS) is a premier provider of credential evaluations and certified translations, and is a charter member of NACES, which is referred to by the U.S. Dept. of State, Dept. of Education, and USCIS. FIS has a Google rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 230 reviews.
FIS is honored to support Region XI and admissions officers with degree and transcript evaluations with translation and same day/next day service available. FIS has been in business for over 40 years and is a charter member of NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, which is referred to by USCIS, US Dept. of Education, and US Dept. of State for foreign degree evaluation. Have a great conference and we look forward to answering any questions you have about credential evaluations!
Hart Travel Partners
Hart Travel Partners provides fully customized, faculty-led short-term travel programs. We partner with educational institutions to turn course curricula into academic-centered global itineraries designed to instruct and inspire. We believe that travel can be as meaningful an investment in the future as education.
We are now offering study away programs in the USA as well as in Canada.
IES Abroad is a leading not-for-profit academic consortium of 270 top-tier American Colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. We provide premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation.
Our mission is to educate students to be global leaders through experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic excellence. Offering $6 million in scholarships and aid, we are also committed to the representation and integration of diverse perspectives, cultures, and ideas.
International Studies Abroad
Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. Our team of extraordinary people around the world truly care about the success and well-being of our participants. We've assembled a team of dedicated international education experts that offer exceptional student support throughout the process.
Leveraging the career network of the ISA Internships, we are proud to welcome Global Remote Internships and Career Semester into the ISA program portfolio. Global Remote Internships (GRI) allows students to intern with top organizations worldwide in their dedicated field while participating in a career readiness curriculum. Career Semester provides students the opportunity to learn a new field through a skills-based boot camp course followed by an internship. Both programs feature the robust academic and program support typically found through an ISA program with the ease of virtual experiences.
ISO Student Health Insurance
ISO is the leading program manager of health insurance plans for international students and we specialize in plans for F1, J1 and OPT students.
Our plans provide coverage for Covid 19 related treatments.
iTEP or the International Test of English Proficiency comprises a series of widely recognized online English language evaluations servicing both the academic and corporate worlds. The tests are developed and published by iTEP International, a world-class education corporation founded by leaders in the industry with over 40 years of experience in international education and global business.
iTEP is committed to the health and safety of our test-takers, iTEP is temporarily waiving our test center requirement and will allow in-home testing utilizing our virtual proctoring process called Fotosure.
J-Check J-Scholar Testing
J-Check J-Scholar testing is a quick and cost-effective way of providing testing and documentation of English proficiency for J-visa scholar applicants. J-Check provides both an objective measurement of English language fluency and the supporting documentation required to ensure regulatory compliance. J-Check evaluates English language proficiency – not just speaking. Grammar, listening, reading, and writing are included. For J-Scholars, J-Check is an affordable and convenient way of providing language documentation to their host university for the J-visa process. With score reports guaranteed in 24-hours, J-Scholars may take J-Check at any time in the privacy of their own home or office.
No need to go to a test center, J-Check continues to be the most secure and safest at-home J-Scholar testing option. Score reports are still guaranteed in 24-hours or less.
PGH Global is a trusted leader of international student health insurance plans and services. Our recognized concierge approach handles the logistics, so your students can focus on what matters most – benefiting from the protection of a quality, custom and comprehensive plan. With more than 20 years of experience, we know how complex traveling to the US is and have made it our mission to relieve unnecessary burdens. From designing custom plans through one of the nation’s largest provider networks and offering 24/7 services, to providing a superior mobile experience, seven standard plans and a high school plan, we provide the exact level of service you need, all year round.
Our plans provide unlimited Telemedicine and Tele-mental health visits at no additional cost to insureds. We also have implemented special COVID-19 testing and treatment benefits.
Over 575 educational institutions trust Terra Dotta software to manage their application processes and streamline their operations. Terra Dotta is committed to effective process automation and the secure management of data incorporating flexible and robust features. Our international education roots and innovative software capabilities serve the complex needs of offices involved in student mobility. Terra Dotta software simplifies your everyday processes from the way you access information to the way you gather data and create reports. Simply put, Terra Dotta software allows you to realize the full potential of your data and use the software your way.
Terra Dotta’s cloud-based software automatically positions institutions for uninterrupted operation when in-person contact is not possible, whether it’s students uploading required documents or work-from-home staff processing student requests or reviewing applications. Newly released functionality improves the user experience for both travelers and administrators.