Did you know ... ? We were established as an independent, non-profit organization in 2003 when we separated from the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). CIS was created to provide global services independent of governmental sponsorship. We started with 720 members (300 universities and 420 schools). Here we are in 2023, having doubled to almost 1,500 members—with 612 universities and 879 schools.
We love what we do, leading a collaborative global membership community of schools and higher education institutions, exploring and developing effective practices to foster healthy, interculturally competent global citizens. We connect ideas and cultures across the world, developing socially responsible leadership through international education.
Thank you to all our members, volunteers, affiliated consultants and supporting members for being a part of our growing global community.