International Activities

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In association with the ACS Committee on International Activities, the Office of International Activities (OIA) is the indispensable resource that advises and helps the American Chemical Society, the chemistry community, and individual chemists to advance globally. 

ACS international center

The ACS International Center™ is a new segment of the ACS website devoted to providing listings of programs and opportunities, ACS-sponsored and non-sponsored, for funding of international research.

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Upcoming Events

249th National Meeting, Denver, CO - March 22-26, 2015

Recent News

A new award, established by ACS Immediate Past President Marinda Li Wu, has been established that encourages cooperation between ACS entities, including international chapters. The Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Awards are open to ACS International Chapters, Local Sections, Technical Divisions and Committees that collaborate with each other or an outside entity to improve the public perception and appreciation for Chemistry, promote career advancement opportunites and support entrepreneurship, advance advocacy efforts with governments and other thought leaders, and/or support STEM education and research. Nominations are now open!

Chemistry Ambassadors is a great way for international members to volunteer with ACS. From tips on communicating with lawmakers to advice on talking about your science with the public, Chemistry Ambassadors has all the tools you need to spread the word about the exciting world of chemistry!

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Visa/Travel Information

Travel to the U.S. - U.S. visa process, visa waiver program, resolving visa issues

Travel from the U.S. - Information about planning your trip, traveling and doing business in other countries

Programs and Activites

Programs & Events - OIA activites around the world

Global & Regional Activities - Conferences, symposia, and workshops around the globe

Science & Human Rights - Monitoring the world for violations of scientists' human rights

About ACS International Activities

The ACS OIA has a variety of programs, international alliances, and activities that involves ACS staff, members, and other chemistry professionals. To learn more, see the International Activities Committee (IAC) page. Questions or comments? Email

International Chemical Sciences Chapters - Providing international members with a means of connecting outside of the U.S.

Global Alliances and Partnerships - Extending our reach to find solutions for challenges around the globe