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AIAA partners with ASIC

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC).

Working together for student success

Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC) is a UK-based, member of CHEA International Quality Group, that accredits schools across the globe. This unique partnership brings together two international accrediting bodies whose work helps schools, colleges, and universities focus their improvement on areas that will have the greatest impact on student success. Both AIAA and ASIC recognize the successful work each has undertaken in the international education sector in support of better teaching, faculty development, and quality pupil outcomes.

Reciprocal International Accreditation for Schools

Cooperation in service of quality education provision

For more information about working with AIAA and our reciprocal accreditation with ASIC please contact info@aiaasc.com.

Fourth of July Messages

NATIONAL NEWS

ESU of the United States, Chairman's Message

AIASC Chairman is also the Chairman of an international NGO called the English Speaking Union.  This organisation sponsors and promotes the use of the English language as a means for peaceful and cooperative communication between individuals and nations. The ESU promotes and organises the Oxford University Summer School program in English. For the past few years (see below) we have sent English teachers from some of our member schools to join students from all over the world at these programs.  We thought you would be interested in Ambassador Beresford-Hill's recent letter to the American members of the ESU in celebration of their national holiday. 

This year, as the ESU of the United States celebrates its 100th Anniversary, the world is dealing with a global pandemic of unparalleled magnitude, cries against racial injustice are echoing throughout our country and across the nations, and at the same time we remember two seminal events that occurred 75 years ago - the day when American, British and Allied forces combined together in Europe to drive the scourge of Nazism from our planet, and the day when nations of good will met together in San Francisco to sign the declaration that marked the establishment of the United Nations.

Far from being remote acts that adorn the pages of history books, both these events of 75 years ago are central and vital to what we are as an organization and both of them have significance as we face a world that has changed rapidly in six months, and shows no sign of reversal. The ties that bind America to the 

United Kingdom and to Europe, enshrined in the Atlantic Alliance, NATO and countless associations and affiliations that bring us together, are as necessary today as they ever were. Beware those who would decry or undermine bonds forged in blood in defense of liberty, freedom and tolerance. Our links extend far beyond the shores of Europe and, through our international outreach, the ESU is truly global in its desire for peace and fellowship between all people.

This weekend we celebrate the great national holiday of the United States, Independence Day. Justly proud, justly free and justly independent, the American Colonies set a new direction for the world when they eschewed the traditional norms of feudal governance, and broke new ground. As is often said, America is a 'work in progress' and the Black Lives Matter movement is a stark reminder that inequalities and institutionalized brutality still exist in our society. Our willingness as a nation to confront our inner demons and try, however imperfectly, to make things right is an attitude that is enshrined in America's psyche and which we have shared across the world. It was written in the steadfast determination of those brave men and women who fought in Normandy, and it gave life to the UN Declaration. 

 

As the ESU of the US celebrates our first century and as America remembers its 244 years as a nation, let us stand together as an organization proud of our nation and equally proud of our international ESU family. Together, and across the oceans, we can link arms in fellowship and fearlessly face the brave new world that is upon us!

 

Ambassador Paul Beresford-Hill, CBE
Chairman, English Speaking Union of the United States

Chairman Celebrates Anniversary as UN Ambassador

The Chairman of AIAASC will, this month, celebrate his one year anniversary as Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York.  One year ago he presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the UN, His Excellency Antonio Guterres.  During that period Ambassador Beresford-Hilll has attended the 74th Session of the General Assembly and has given addresses at numerous high level gatherings of diplomats and global leaders. Among these was the World Day for Education, when he spoke of the need for more attention to the educational needs of refugees and those children who, through no fault of their own, are migrants in foreign lands and need both compassion and understanding to enable them to reach their potential.  He has also given interventions focussing of the global dimensions of human trafficking, and contributed to the recent UN declaration on human rights.

The Sovereign Order of Malta is a Catholic humanitarian organisation which has the status of a state, and whose headquarters are located in Rome, Italy.  Following a history of over 900 years, the organisation currently operates health care, refugee services and humanitarian support programs in over 124 countries, and maintains diplomatic relations with 112 nations.

AIAA Executive Director, Dr. Ronald Kovach, working with faculty and administrators at the International Business School of Washington-Bangalore helping to launch their inaugural campus in India
AIAA Executive Director, Dr. Ronald Kovach, training faculty at the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.

2020 AIAA Scholarship Recipients

This year AIAA was able to award three individuals scholarships to study at Oxford University for the summer of 2020! These scholarships are in memory of Phil Rogers, a former AIAA Board Chair and Rollin Baldwin, a former AIAA Board Member. Both of these individuals made a lasting impact on countless people throughout the world and would be pleased to see these educators have such a wonderful experience at Oxford University.

 

We would like to introduce to you our three scholarship recipients and join us in congratulating them in their efforts and work:

Mr. Karwan Mehdi Ali

Congratulations to Mr. Ali from the Duhok British International Schools in Duhok, Iraq of the Kurdistan Region.

Ms. Farah Lundin

Congratulations to Ms. Lundin from Al Ma'arifa International Schools in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Sarah Mohsen Bakry

Congratulations to Dr. Bakry from Sakaka International School in Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2019 Scholarship winner, Ms. Rasha Hamdy shares her experience and encourages others to apply for AIAA's Summer Abroad Scholarship.

The Baldwin Scholarship provides full tuition for a teacher from an AIAA accredited school to participate in 'TLab' the Oxford University Kellogg College Summer Programme. The three week program offers an intensive exposure to areas of English Language and Literature and international affairs, and is taught by Oxford University professors and teachers. AIAA teachers will join with other teachers from Europe and the USA who have been selected by the English Speaking Union to participate in this prestigious program.

 

More information and testimonials about this program can be accessed at ESU TLab.  Early application is advised as Oxford has specific requirements for applicants.

Celebrations at the Al Alson International school in Riyadh, KSA when the AIAASC team finished their site visit and delivered an excellent oral report to the school community.