• Support members in developing an international curriculum and to share innovations

  • Promote the exchange of international faculty, staff, and students

  • Provide a network for the sharing of ideas and resources

  • Provide faculty development and student learning opportunities in the field of international studies

  • Provide services and opportunities in the international arena that are not available to or practical for members individually

Our Goals

Membership in the NIEA is open to all public and private institutions of higher education in the Pacific Northwest.

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About Us

Established in 1979, Northwest International Education Association is an incorporated non-profit consortium, currently consisting of 15 member colleges.​


The Board of Directors is made up of representatives of member colleges who plan and evaluate programs and services. Member colleges pay annual dues to support the activities of the organization.