BEC working groups, high-level information sharing, and opportunities for internships and research projects complement academic coursework. Networking and collaboration with other BEC members will help to prepare and position your students to be the next generation of leaders in international education.

We would love to discuss membership for your college or university. Email Beth Johnson, Communications & Outreach Manager, at


Membership Levels

Full/board Membership

  • One seat on the BEC Board of Directors
  • Eligibility to serve as co-chair of working groups
  • Networking with major actors in international education
  • Policy updates & access to policy-makers
  • Participation in BEC's technical working groups & steering committee
  • Internships, research & capstone projects
  • Marketing through BEC's newsletter & website

Affiliate Membership

  • Marketing through BEC's newsletter & website
  • Invitations to select BEC events
  • Policy updates & technical resources sharing

* Academic institutions are eligible to apply for membership if they are in good-standing and currently engaged in international basic education courses. All BEC operations are funded by member contributions based on a tiered dues system. 


Banner Photo: Experts from BEC's Education in Crisis & Conflict group join USAID and GWU faculty for a panel for DC-area students during International Education Week 2016.