About Academic Assembly

Our Mission

Academic Assembly aims to simplify the challenges of comprehensive internationalization by providing a suite of customized strategic solutions to meet the needs of educational institutions of any size and type, anywhere. Academic Assembly was established by a globally renowned team of university leaders, high level administrators, academic entrepreneurs and international business experts. Our focus is comprehensive, but our approach can serve both highly focused needs, as well as large scale comprehensive internationalization.

Read more about our leadership and our advisors.

Message from the Chairman

Mitch Leventhal on comprehensive internationalization

The idea of Academic Assembly was born out of years working in and around educational institutions.

The Academic Assembly team understands the day-to-day challenges of managing international operations because we have all lived it. Academic Assembly’s goal is to greatly simplify the challenges of global operations, while broadening an institution’s global reach and managing risk.

We understand that though many other educational institutions have now included internationalization in their mission statements, most international offices are nevertheless understaffed and under-resourced.

We understand that many offices responsible for executing the international strategy lack training, support and guidance. They are challenged to identify and qualify vendors worldwide, enter into contracts, work with institutional counsel, and deal with hurdles imposed by governments. All the while, they bridge cultural, academic and business practices.

We understand these challenges. We aim to empower educational institutions to achieve their objectives more quickly and economically.

Our team is uniquely qualified to assist your institution. Our team includes members who have served as university presidents, chief financial officers, senior international officers, and alumni development officers. Operational expertise in international student recruiting, institutional marketing, and strategic planning round out our portfolio. In addition, we have internal legal expertise focused on education regulation and compliance, global business operations, global payments and risk management.

I invite you to explore the full range of services Academic Assembly offers and, please, if you have any questions, just contact us.

Wishing you great success globally,

Mitch Leventhal