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Coalition for International Education

The Coalition for International Education is a group of more than 30 national higher education organizations, which share an interest in programs and initiatives that promote U.S. global competence, particularly those supported by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The components of “global competence” range from deep expertise in the languages and cultures of other nations and regions, to basic understanding of the rest of the world and the United States’ role.  Global competencies involve, among other abilities, having cross-cultural skills, foreign language proficiency and the ability to function effectively in other legal, political, economic, social and cultural environments and value systems. 

The Coalition believes that international and foreign language education is key to achieving global competence. It strives for U.S. education community consensus on policies and issues affecting international and foreign language education. The Coalition informs policy makers, education and private sector officials, the public and the media about national needs in international and foreign language education.




Coalition Organizations

  • African Studies Association
  • Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
  • Association for International Business Education and Research
  • Association of International Education Administrators
  • American Political Science Association
  • American University of Beirut
  • American University in Cairo
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • The College Fund/UNCF Special Programs
  • Consortium of Social Science Associations
  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers
  • Council of Directors of National Foreign Language Resource Centers
  • Council of Directors of National Resource Centers
  • Council on Graduate Schools
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • The Forum on Education Abroad
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Council for Languages and International Studies
  • National Humanities Alliance
  • Joint National Committee for Languages
  • Lebanese American University
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund