A History of Our Services

The University of Northern Iowa Overseas Teaching Services has been a leader in the field of international recruitment for over four decades. As a nonprofit, university-based service, UNI is committed to providing quality service to schools and educators worldwide. Each year, 100+ international schools from over 50 countries utilize our services (annual UNI fair and database) in search of the finest teachers and administrators.

UNI is also home to the oldest international recruitment event in the world. The event began in 1976 after the UNI Career Services staff and several school headmasters recognized the need for more efficient and cost-effective recruitment techniques. It became readily apparent that UNI was meeting a need for school recruiters and interested educators all over the globe. In addition to inventing the international recruitment fair, UNI developed fact sheets, credential files, vacancy listings, referral services and computerized data unique to the international market. 

Since 1976, 32,000+ educators have utilized our nonprofit services at UNI. We pride ourselves on our commitment to educators: Providing unmatched services, affordability and care.