American Councils for International Education


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We believe that international education should be accessible for all, and with your help it can be.

American businesses lose over $2 billion each year because of language or cultural misunderstandings, according to a recent study by the US Committee on Economic Development. Instead of losing that money, your company could be investing in international education. 

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Our scholarship funds and philanthropic initiatives strive to make international education accessible for all. 

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Become an ambassador of American culture and values by opening your home to an international exchange student. Your family deserves the world. 

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Want to support our scholars and programs with the gift of your time? Learn about current volunteer opportunities by emailing:

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Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education

A 2019 ARC study, co-authored by Dan Davidson and Jane Shaw, compares the development of a second language among early- and advanced-level learners of Arabic, Chinese and Russian during year-long study abroad, and also explores the relationship between reading and listening comprehension in L2 to a student’s overall proficiency growth. Read the study.