The BSIA is pleased to announce that its application for affiliate membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) has been successful. The School received notification of this good news on Friday from APSIA’s Executive Director following the final stage of the lengthy application process which involved a vote by members.

Our affiliation with the organization is now posted on APSIA’s website. It inaugurates us into a ‘club’ which includes the likes of Harvard, Yale, Lee Kwong Yew School (Singapore), Sciences Po (France), Stanford, American University, George Washington, Princeton, as well as Canada’s own Munk School of Global Affairs and The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

An affiliation with APSIA is an important component of the BSIA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. The benefits of membership are significant and, in particular, include some fantastic resources for our students and graduates. The APSIA website offers a direct link to members’ admissions processes; fellowships and scholarships; opportunities for international internship and employment opportunities; research and professional development opportunities for both faculty and students; and resources which support different stages of career development.

Many thanks to our community members for their contributions to our successful application – and to Dr. Andrew Thompson for coordinating the overall effort!