A Mapping Initiative

This site is being hosted by Study Alabama on behalf of USA: A Study Destination, the US Commercial Service and all the Study State initiatives listed and linked to in the map below.

Abbreviated History:  Spring 2019, recognizing the need for a national strategy on international education and in partnership with the US Commercial Service and many study state consortia the concept of USA: A Study Destination as a national representative organization was born.  For further details and contact information the ongoing efforts please go to USA: A Study Destination.

The U.S. International Education Study State Consortia initiative was started in 1999 with the integral support of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion arm of the International Trade Administration, its offices around the world as well as in every US state, alongside other federal and state government and local agencies in every U.S. State & Territories.  Our primary objectives are to foster global engagement efforts of the U.S. Higher Education sector in partnership with the economic development interests of our respective State(s) and nation.  Key to this objective is leveraging these education assets located across the U.S. to enhance not only U.S. national, but also regional and local competitiveness and economic growth.

Leveraging the support of other agencies remains critical in this effort include but are not limited to the ongoing support of the Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ with its EducationUSA networks outside the US,  national professional organizations at all levels, state governors administrations, state departments of commerce and state level commissions of higher education as well as for K-12 systems and many others critically involved in enhancing the US international competitiveness and economic development.  Key to these objective are the leveraging of all these education and economic assets located across all US agencies to enhance not only U.S. national but also regional, state and local competitiveness and economic growth.

Study Alabama as a host to this website is a member of this initiative as are similar organizations in nearly every US state and we as all of our sister organizations are also strongly supported by our own state departments of commerce and economic develop entities.  Study Alabama is supported by the Alabama Dept of Commerce International Trade division, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) as well as by all our member institutions.

To find out more about each of our sister state initiatives please choose the state/link on the map below.  Comprehensive of all state study state organizations.  

Study State members and their supporting agencies who are interested in connecting with others in this national initiative should consider joining the US Study State Consortia  Google Groups Discussion list.

This is a collaborative effort of all involved and it is recognized that this is a work in progress and much data remains to be added and updated. The mapping below contains some data from this data set as well as added links to state level information.    To update any of the information in this mapping effort please email us and reference the state and details that should be updated or added. Send to:  AND 

Text updated 12/15/2018  – Text/Data on map updated as of 8/27/2018, 5/24/2019.  .  .  

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