The International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), a non-profit organisation, was established as a result of the need for universities and technikons in South Africa to respond to international educational trends. Their mission is to advocate, promote and support the internationalisation of Higher Education by providing a professional forum for institutions and individuals to address challenges and develop opportunities in international education. It was felt that if South Africa is to remain competitive within the global economic and political environment it was important that our higher education provides opportunities for students to obtain a global perspective to their studies, and establishes international contacts which will benefit the student, the tertiary institutions, and will assist South Africa as a nation to be a competitor and participant in world markets.