Memberships

At the core of AAIE's mission statement is our commitment to helping international educators lead with vision, wisdom, courage, and integrity. When you register for membership with AAIE, you become a valued part of the only global community dedicated to supporting international educators and leaders. AAIE's membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the given year.


AAIE continues to live its mission by providing programming throughout the year and serving as a beacon of trust, hope, and support for International School Heads and School leaders. By leveraging your AAIE membership, we can ensure valuable CONVERSATIONS continue, fostering a strong and agile AAIE community.


We have three types of Memberships:

  • AAIE School Membership
  • AAIE Partners
  • AAIE Individual or Emeritus Membership


Quick note:

Click the Corporate tab if you are applying to be a School or Partner Member.

Click the Individual tab if you are applying as an Individual Member.


Refund Policy

  • School Membership (1- 300 students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $640

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • School Membership (301-500 students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $740

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • School Membership (501 - 750 students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $950

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • School Membership (751 - 1200 students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,290

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • School Membership (1201 - 1500 students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $2,070

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • School Membership (1501+ students)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $2,705

    Our most comprehensive membership for fully accredited/authorized international schools, colleges, universities, and educational organizations interested in developing programs in international education and cultivating excellence in leadership. This membership affords all members of your leadership and counseling teams access to AAIE resources and private list-servs/discussion platforms. In addition, all members of your entire staff enjoy discount benefits and access to AAIE scholarships, awards, and publications. AAIE School Members are entitled to be nominated for various leadership awards and stand for office. 


    If your school is not yet fully accredited, as may be the case with newer or start-up schools, we welcome you to register for school membership, understanding that you are working toward full accreditation within the next five years. 


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your School Membership

    AAIE School Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support:

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials, blogs and much more for all organizational leaders or members seeking positions of leadership within the international context. This includes access to enjoy or contribute:

    • Connect with colleagues weekly with AAIE Global All School Leader Conversations and subject matter expert conversations
    • Eligible to register and participate in AAIE's 2025 Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION  being held in Washington DC in February of 2025 using the member rate
    • Stay in the know with AAIE Leadership Briefing and F3 communications
    • Access to AAIE Leadership Professional Learning
    • Publish white papers/articles in our digital academic journal, InterED 


    Networking and Community

    Unlimited access to the following:

    • AAIE's Global Community Portal - access to AAIE's password protected Global Community Portal. A safe place for school leaders and leadership teams to connect and discover a wealth of resources on topics including Technology, Governance, the New School Project, and more being added and shared with you allowing us to learn from each other in a unique way.
    • AAIE Global NETworks: secure, role-based global listservs and discussion platforms for resource sharing, questions and sharing of role-specific information. Available for the key leadership groups within your school:
    • HeadNET (for Heads of School/Directors/Superintendents/Deputy Assistant Heads in these roles
    • PrincipalNET (for Principals at all divisions of the school/and Deputy/Assistants in this role)
    • CounselorNET (for counselors, school psychologists and others who provide social-emotional /college counseling/academic support to students as their primary role)
    • The Leadership Legacy Mentoring Program (both as mentees and mentors)
    • Eligible for all AAIE Award nominations and to stand for office
    • Students eligible for all AAIE Scholarships


    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for School Membership?

    To qualify for School Membership, your educational organization must:

    • Be accredited or authorized by an agency recognized by AAIE
    • Cognia
    • CIS
    • COBIS
    • Middle States
    • NEASC
    • SACS
    • WASC
    • Practice English as the principal language of instruction or communication (no less than 50%)
    • Be committed to developing international education & leadership capacity
    • Be committed to diversity within the student body, educational practices and leadership of the organization


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to schools of differing student enrollments but also helps to innovate new leadership programming, and to offer even more inclusive leadership year-long 'conversations'… from seminars to online sessions, all at no additional cost. And if that isn't compelling enough, members receive a discounted rate for participating in the Annual AAIE Global Leadership Conversation. 

  • Partner Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $550

    This membership is for corporations, commercial companies and professional organizations which support the mission of AAIE and provide services and resources to schools, colleges, universities and organizations engaged in programs of international education. Partner Members have full access to AAIE online newsletters and publications. Partner Members are exclusively featured in the AAIE International Resource Directory and entitled to purchase a page on AAIE's Market Street. It is the exclusive privilege of Partner Members to exhibit at the annual leadership conference and sponsor conference functions.  More information on Partner Member Sponsorship will be available shortly. Many Partner Members also engage in partnerships with AAIE to support School Members accessing their products and services at a special discount rate. This is a non-voting membership.


    MEMBER PRIVILEGES

    What is included in your Partner Membership

    AAIE Partner Membership brings together school leaders from around the globe to share knowledge and support through the global AAIE community.


    Leadership Knowledge and Support

    Unlimited access to diverse leadership insights, training, curated materials, blogs and much more for all members within your organization. This includes access to enjoy and contribute to:

    • Publish articles or share expertise in our research journal, InterED
    • Participate in events and activities related to your area of expertise.
    • Eligible to participate in AAIE's Market Street (additional fee required)
    • Networking and Community Access

    Unlimited access to/awareness building through the following:

    • AAIE Community Portal access.
    • AAIE online membership directory with logo entry 
    • Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at the AAIE Annual Global Leadership CONVERSATION
    • Exclusive presentation, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at AAIE Regional and Summer Institutes
    • Eligible for AAIE Leadership and Membership Awards
    •  

    REQUIREMENTS

    What are the requirements for Partner Membership?

    To qualify for Partner Membership, your commercial organization must be:

    • Supportive of the mission of AAIE
    • Committed to ethical and legal business practices
    • Intent on providing services and products that support our membership in successful leadership of their international school, faculty and community


    FEES

    The membership fee structure continues to reflect fairness to corporations, commercial companies and professional organizations.