International Partners

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at Montana State University Bozeman (MSU) works closely with a wide range of Educational Agents throughout the world.  These agents and counsellors work with local students directly; guiding them through the wide selection of US Universities and programs, assisting with the application process, applying for the appropriate visas and assisting with the preparation of studying abroad.  Agents are trained by the OIP staff to gain knowledge of MSU academic programs, the MSU campus culture and the application process. Our primary goal is to partner together and assist students to make the best choice for their academic future.

The OIP Prospective Agent Review Committee meets monthly to review prospective agent applications. We select agents that meet the university goals of recruiting with the highest ethical methods and meet the diversity goals for MSU.  Once a contract is in place, our office provides counsellor support and training, campus updates through newsletters and direct student support. MSU is a member of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and gives priority to recruitment agencies that have been certified through this association.


Montana State University is an institutional member of the American International Recruitment Council.  The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is a membership association of accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions and certified student recruitment agencies which develops standards of ethical practice and provides a certification framework for agencies engaged in student recruitment.  AIRC has been organized and will be operated as a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization.  

As an AIRC member institution Montana State University subscribes both to the AIRC standards and to the Rights and Responsibilities of AIRC Institutions and Agencies which may be found in the AIRC Certification and Process Standards Manual (click here to view Appendix E only - or here for the entire manual)