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AFFILIATES

TABS and AIRC will publicize/promote certified agencies to secondary school members. TABS will also amplify visibility of AIRC Education Agencies that join TABS by providing profiles on our popular web properties.

Additionally, TABS will offer eligibility to a special class of affiliation for AIRC-certified Agents only which includes the following benefits: 

BENEFITS FOR AIRC CERTIFIED AGENCIES

Facilitated School – Educational Agency Partnerships

● Complimentary searchable profile on TABS Connect worldwide recruitment platform
● Detailed description of each Agency on TABS.org

Professional Training

● Discounts on Professional Learning offerings
● Two webinars throughout the year on the international and boarding school landscapes

Events

● Discount to TABS Annual in-person Conference - a savings of $600
● One complimentary ticket to TABS Annual virtual Conference
● Webinars with TABS Member boarding schools
● AIRC Agent exhibit hall presence at TABS virtual conference

Advocacy

● TABS advocates for institutional-educational agency partnerships and best practices on behalf of AIRC members
● Members participate in these advocacy efforts through member surveys and advocacy action alerts

BENEFITS FOR CURRENT TABS MEMBERS

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2 Webinars each year jointly delivered by TABS and AIRC

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Access to list of AIRC Certified Educational Agencies

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR TABS MEMBERS WHO JOIN AIRC

Membership Fee Discount

● $400/Year (Originally $600)
● $1000 for 3 years (Org. $1800)
● $1500 for 5 years (Org. $3000)

Industry News, Updates and Information

● Visa and regulations updates
● Regional updates from around the world on issues and topics impacting international students, recruitment and enrollment
● Timely market data and student enrollment trends

Facilitated School – Educational
Agency Partnerships

● AIRC helps to match institutional needs and interests with certified educational agency expertise
● Certified Educational Agency Directory is used by schools to identify potential educational agency partners
● Requests for Agency Partners (RAP) program publicizes institutions that are seeking agency partners
● Facilitated “Partnership Connections” program periodically convenes familiarization meetings between institutions and educational agencies

Professional Training

● Personalized consultations with AIRC professional staff on industry trends, working with educational agencies, and how to adhere to international enrollment management best practice guidelines
● Peer-to-peer support matching with a fellow AIRC member
● Wide range of free webinars, workshops and trainings throughout the year
● Professional certificate course on International Student Recruitment and Enrollment Planning (ISREP); member discount of 30%

Events

● AIRC’s Annual Conference; member discount up to 40%
● AIRC-hosted networking receptions at various locations, i.e. during NAFSA’s annual conference and during the EducationUSA Forum
● Opportunity to exhibit at the NAFSA Annual Conference through participation in AIRC’s Member Pavilion. Dedicated meeting space with signage provided by AIRC; up to 75% off original exhibit booth costs

Resources

● Vetting and certification of Educational Agencies
● Access to online member library of best practices and resources
● Posting job vacancies on various AIRC platforms, including Linkedin and the AIRC Member Newsletter
● Online Member Directory

Setting Standards for the Field

● As the Standards Development Organization for the field, AIRC and its members have the responsibility to set the standards that guide the international enrollment management field
● Members participate in this process at various levels by responding to surveys, commenting on draft guidelines and standards, and participating in working groups and committees.

Consulting Service

● AIRC offers customized presentations and training on developing an international student recruitment strategy that includes educational agency partnerships and best practices (members receive discount for this service)

Advocacy

● AIRC advocates for institutional-educational agency partnerships and best practices on behalf of AIRC members, including communications with governmental agencies and officials, and the media.
● Members participate in these advocacy efforts through member surveys and advocacy action alerts

MEMBERSHIP DUES

TABS Affiliated Membership for AIRC Certified Agencies
Cost: $500 per year