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The mission of American International College is to prepare students for personal fulfillment, professional achievement, and civic engagement through educational experiences that transform lives.
Academic programs founded on the knowledge, skills, and values of the liberal arts engage students in theory and emphasize applied learning while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities presented in the global environment. Committed to the intrinsic worth of each individual, AIC prepares students for life.
Building on its mission, the college believes that its primary function is to engage students in the enterprise of learning. The curriculum has been designed to serve this function all other activities, including co-curricular and athletic programs, are consistent with this primary function.
The college is dedicated to the belief that the liberal arts provide the best foundation for lifelong intellectual growth and informed career and professional education. The institutional mission centers on the intellectual, social, and professional preparation of each student. The college community is committed to nurturing each awareness of intrinsic worth, a concern for other individuals, an international perspective, and dedication and a sense of responsibility to the private and public sectors of our society.
An essential element of this commitment is communicating—utilizing a core of required courses—an understanding of American cultural heritage and an awareness of our times' social and ethical issues. The expected outcomes of the general education program are to think logically, compute accurately, communicate effectively, and act creatively. Also, the curriculum of each of the college's schools incorporates coursework and practica or internships designed to cultivate depth of understanding in a particular discipline. Thus, our students achieve the necessary competencies for admission to and successful performance in graduate and professional schools, or immediate entry into a career or professional field of their choice.
In pursuing its goals, the college attempts to deliver these services affordably and in an atmosphere that reflects a sense of community, identity, and purpose among faculty, staff, and students through efficient management and wise use of resources.
The Saremi Center for Career Development prepares you for life outside of AIC. You can search an extensive database of internships, part-time and full-time jobs and get advice on your resume and cover letter.
We are here to ensure you succeed. Find help with everything from study skills to time management. Visit Health Services when you are under the weather or see a counselor when you need to talk.
American International College (AIC) was founded on July 18, 1885. It was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on September 18, 1885, to educate international immigrants coming to America through New York. That is where our commitment to diversity, flexibility, and understanding began. They came to America to pursue a dream, and AIC was founded to ensure its success.
American International College is a private, coeducational, four-year comprehensive institution located in the geographic center of Springfield, Massachusetts. Liberal arts serves as the core in our academic offerings. The college comprises the School of Business, Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences.AIC is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
We know college can be expensive, but we genuinely believe that AIC offers real value and an education that will prepare you for a successful future career. What is more, 99% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid or grants. We are dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to quality, affordable education. Moreover, we do everything we can to make the process of applying for financial aid easy. As soon as you have received your admission letter, you may apply for financial aid. Moreover, we will be here to help you every step of the way.
American International College was founded in 1885 by the Reverend Mr. Calvin E. Amaron, who persuaded another enlightened clergy to assist in establishing a college that would provide the youth of his ethnic group, French Canadians, with access to higher education. The founders understood that a college education was an effective means toward economic and social success in American society, and wanted to form a college that would provide excellent educational preparation and enable its graduates to attain lifelong satisfaction and success.
The Reverend Mr. John Morton Greene, the first president of the new college, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees was a leader fully prepared and committed to the foundation on which AIC would be built. He led the efforts for a charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the college to "grant such honorary testimonials and confer such honors, degrees, and diplomas as are granted or conferred by any university, college or seminary of learning in this Commonwealth."
However, the second president and visionary founder, the Reverend Mr. Amaron, asserted that women should be given the same opportunity as men to pursue higher education. Women were admitted to the college for the first time in 1892, making AIC the first coeducational college in the region.

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