Association of American International Colleges & Universities

Mission Statement

AAICU Mission Statement

Founded in 1971, the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is a consortium of independent, non-for-profit, higher education institutions located outside the United States and based on the American liberal arts model. AAICU members adhere to the highest standards of institutional accountability and integrity. AAICU provides a distinctive forum for sharing best practices in international higher education, facilitates international and intercultural perspectives through student and faculty exchange, and promotes broader awareness of the educational, economic, social, and cultural contributions of member institutions to the regions of the world in which they are located.

Adopted at the AAICU President’s Business Meeting held on April 19, 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece


(For more on AAICU, its identity and principles, see the Cairo Declaration by clicking here.)