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University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

USAC is a foreign exchange based in Reno, NV that was founded in 2014. As of 2018 they had $30 million in revenue and $50 million in assets.

Study abroad with University Studies Abroad Consortium, a non-profit consortium of US universities providing over 50 authentic, affordable, and academically focused study abroad programs in 26 countries.

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Program areas at USAC

USAC administered and facilitated Specialty Programs for over 3865 U.S. university students at 28 sites in 16 foreign countries. The Programs range in length from 3 weeks to a full academic year. USAC programs deliver affordable study abroad opportunities while fulfilling the goal of providing our students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, inter-cultural competencies and skills to succeed in the 21st century. USAC students participated in programs located in Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Thailand and Uruguay. Enrollments increased 3% in 2017-18 over the prior year.

USAC offers optional classes, educational tours and field studies with all its specialty programs as part of a well-rounded study abroad experience. The tours offer cultural, historical and often political enrichment in the country of your studies. Very often the tours can be taken as a field study with additional academic requirements of readings, research and written assignments for university credit.

USAC partnered with over 24 foreign universities to provide an academic education and internationalization for over 815 students. Students participated in programs that ranged in length from 4 weeks to a full academic year at universities in Australia, England, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, and Sweden. Enrollments increased 10% in 2017-18 compared to the prior year.

Form 990s for USAC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-05Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-05May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-05Aug 23, 2017990View PDF
2015-05Jun 9, 2016990View PDF
2014-05Apr 2, 2015990View PDF

Financials for USAC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$33,933
Program services$30,083,701
Investment income and dividends$14,970
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$6,993
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,081
Total revenues$30,140,678

Vendors for USAC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2019-09-09
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-09
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-09-09
█████████Content management system software2019-09-09
█████ ████████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-15

Personnel at USAC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Alyssa NotaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$99,320May 31, 2018
Kim LegarzaTreasurer$109,198May 15, 2019
███████ ████President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus$156,016May 31, 2018
████████ ████Secretary$105,515May 31, 2018

Peer international cultural and student exchange programs

1International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES)501(c)(3)$8.6 millionHenderson, NV
2American Youth Hostels-Boston Hostel501(c)(3)$7.5 millionSilver Spring, MD
3Close Up Foundation501(c)(3)$35 millionAlexandria, VA
4International House501(c)(3)$19 millionNew York, NY
5Council of International Schools501(c)(3)$8.5 millionTwinsburg, OH
6Hostelling International USA (HI-USA)501(c)(3)$39 millionSilver Spring, MD
7Maharishi Foundation USA501(c)(3)$25 millionFairfield, IA
8Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture501(c)(3)$11 millionJamaica Plain, MA
9Greenheart International501(c)(3)$21 millionChicago, IL
10Asse International Student Exchange Programs501(c)(3)$15 millionLaguna Beach, CA
11The Fund for American Studies501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
12Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Incorporated501(c)(3)$7.6 millionPhiladelphia, PA
13American Academy in Berlin501(c)(3)$9.9 millionNew York, NY
14AFS Intercultural Programs501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
15Americas Society Council of the Americas (ASCOA)501(c)(3)$9.6 millionNew York, NY
16Meridian International Center501(c)(3)$36 millionWashington, DC
17Itrek501(c)(3)$7.6 millionNew York, NY
18American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)501(c)(3)$52 millionArlington, VA
19Global Integrity501(c)(3)$9.5 millionWashington, DC
20Cultural Homestay International501(c)(3)$14 millionSan Rafael, CA
21Japan Society501(c)(3)$12 millionNew York, NY
22The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation501(c)(3)$8.8 millionPrinceton, NJ
23The Asia Society501(c)(3)$37 millionNew York, NY
24American Councils for International Education501(c)(3)$77 millionWashington, DC
25Amideast (AMIDEAST)501(c)(3)$65 millionWashington, DC

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