The International Studies Foundation forms an integral part of the overall mission of CIS – The College for International Studies. Our mission is to share and spread the values of American higher education and to serve as a point of contact between universities, public and private education institutions, corporations and foundations operating within the realm of education in the US and in Spain so as to strengthen the bonds between both countries.
The International Studies Foundation runs Sports and Achievement Academies in several states within the US in partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation. We also direct other sports-related projects involving social integration in Miami. We work directly with the American Embassy in Madrid to offer the Access program. We are the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights foundation’s principal Spanish partner for their STTP program and we have joined forces with the municipal government of Miami for our “El Camino de Santiago” program.
Each year, our Foundation offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate students to attend CIS – The College for International Studies. Our goal is to make it easier for students to access the best American university education.
We work at the best academic, corporate, institutional and diplomatic level. We promote initiatives, projects, activities, conversations and exchanges to benefit society through University education.
We build and maintain relationships with other universities and colleges, public and private institutions, and with noteworthy individuals in all professional settings in order to foster a cultural exchange and to meet the goals of the Foundation.
The Global Compact
The International Studies Foundation has made the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact part of its strategy, culture and daily activities. It aims to achieve voluntary commitment by institutions when it comes to social responsibility, through the implementation of ten principles that are based on human rights, workers’ rights, environmental awareness and protection, as well as anti-corruption.
More than 15,000,000
young people at risk of social exclusion in Spain and the US.
developing educational projects
Benefiting more than 5,000
children and young adults
More than 50
collaborators in our projects
Robert F. Kennedy Foundation
The International Studies Foundation works with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights foundation defending Human Rights through the Speak Truth to Power (STTP) Program in several schools in Madrid.