AIRC was conceived and created by accredited U.S. colleges and universities as a non-profit Standards Development Organization in order to address known deficiencies in the higher education marketplace through the adoption of ethical standards. Such standards are used successfully by a range of associations concerned with the intersection of business and professional practice.

AIRC believes that international students considering a U.S. education make an investment not only in their future, but also in the future of U.S interests when they return home, mature, and build new business and diplomatic partnerships. AIRC believes these students’ investment decisions should be made with the most in-depth knowledge available to ensure the investment is sound and objective.

TN-China Network (TNCN) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that educates and connects people in Tennessee that do business with China. Through educational and networking events, online resources, and consultation services, TNCN seeks to strengthen TN-China business ties and enhance bilateral trade and investment.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. Each year, EducationUSA advisers respond to millions of inquiries from international students. Advisers offer a wide range of in-person and virtual services to students and their families based on Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study, a guide to navigating the U.S. higher education application process. Advisers provide information on a host of topics, including:

  • The admissions process and standardized testing requirements
  • How to finance a U.S. education
  • The student visa process 
  • Preparing for departure to the United States

Siskind Susser PC is the largest immigration firm in the MidSouth. For more than twenty years, we have represented academic, research, and health care institutions as well as large and small corporations and the professionals they employ.  We are considered thought leaders in this field and have been involved in drafting legislation and agency rules, as well as advocacy and lobbying efforts for immigration reform.  We are regularly sought out by the national media and are authors of the annually published J Visa Guidebook and Physician Immigration Handbook. Our attorneys handle all aspects of employment-based and family-based immigration matters, including H-1Bs, J-1 Waivers, Labor Certifications, EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Professors and Researchers, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, and O-1 Petitions.  Our firm is highly respected by our peers around the country, which is evidenced by our leadership on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors, as well as our regular invitations to speak at AILA and other immigration conferences and various universities.  We are proud to offer free consultations to TAIE and Study Tennessee members.  Please contact Attorney Adam Cohen at to ask questions and set up a consultation.