About the ACS International Center™

The mission of the ACS International Center™ is to ensure that chemical professionals are prepared to engage successfully in the global chemical enterprise and address global challenges.

From the ACS Vision: "The SOCIETY shall cooperate with scientists internationally and shall be concerned with the worldwide application of chemistry to the needs of humanity.” -Article II, Section 3 of the ACS Constitution.

The Worldwide application of chemistry to the needs of humanity will be met through the effective cooperation of scientists in the international community. The ACS International Center seeks to help you achieve this by providing you with vetted, curated information on globally focused funding, training and collaboration opportunities. The ACS International Center will also provide a venue for International Center Affiliates and other partners to reach out to the community directly to encourage participation in global collaboration space.

Before engaging in any program, it is recommended that you speak to the administration at your organization to determine if there are any concerns regarding the unethical use of intellectual property or disregard of safety precautions. The International Center would also like to note that it is strictly intended to be a resource for information, and does not favor nor endorse specific programs or institutions.

Please note that content on the ACS International Center™ site is consistently being updated and revised in order to bring you the most up-to-date information. If you notice an error or find a program that is missing, please contact us.


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The ACS International Center™ is a program managed by the ACS Office of International Activities under the imprimatur of the ACS Committee on International Activities.
The ACS IC is an online clearinghouse of information on international exchange programs for high schoolers, undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, faculty, and professionals from across the globe seeking more information for their international achievement.
All terms used on the website refer to those used within the American educational system and may differ from those used in other regions.

The 15-member Joint Board-Council Committee on International Activities (IAC) was established by action of the ACS Board of Directors on June 27, 1962 and was upgraded in 1974 to a joint Board-Council Committee. The IAC is responsible for studying and recommending appropriate SOCIETY participation and cooperation in international undertakings pertaining to chemical education, professional activities, and scientific matters of interest to chemists and chemical engineers, and coordinating its efforts with those of other organizations.