PACIE Overview

Advancing International Education in Pennsylvania

For over 40 years, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) has worked to strengthen international education in the Commonwealth. Established in 1969 by a group of Pennsylvania colleges and universities in order to advocate for international education and to support collaborative projects, PACIE has also provided important professional development and networking opportunities to college and university faculty, administrators and students. Membership was extended in 2004 to K-12 teachers and administrators involved in international education, and PACIE actively promotes linkages between K-12 and tertiary institutions.

For PACIE to continue to grow and expand its work in international education, we need YOUR support. If your institution is not a member, please consider joining by filling out our membership form HERE.


PACIE’s mission is to be the leading authority and advocate for global education in Pennsylvania. 


Global Ready Graduates for Pennsylvania’s Future.

PACIE’s Guiding Beliefs 

  • Increasing the global competence of Pennsylvania K-20 students will produce graduates who can compete and succeed in a global marketplace.
  • K-20 schools that require global competency skills will graduate students poised to be full participants in a global society.
  • Pennsylvania educators need to have an awareness of, and skills necessary, to teach global competence embedded in their respective content areas.
  • Developing a partnership with state government builds a shared belief as well as establishes PACIE as a leader in international education.
  • A broad and diverse member base assists in recognition of PACIE as the premier resource for global education initiatives.
  • We must increase global experience opportunities for K-20 students and educators and expand international student presence in Pennsylvania schools to create true global citizens.


Click here to learn more about the history of PACIE from its founding in 1969 to the present.


Nicole Pumphrey
Vice President
Brandon Blache-Cohen
Seth Weil
Jeff Whitehead
Past President
Janice Finn
Executive Director
Christina Good

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