The mission of the Maryland International Education Commission is to serve as a premier advocacy and resource center for the branding and internationalization of MIEC members; public and private higher education institutions in the state of Maryland. MIEC will support collaborative initiatives to recruit international students and visiting scholars and to develop globally competent students by offering learning abroad opportunities. MIEC will cultivate a global learning network through its professional development programs for international educators of the MIEC member institutions.

Study Maryland is the international recruitment arm of MIEC to enhance the branding and reputation of the State of Maryland as the preferred host state of higher education of international students.  The MIEC Board will review and approve initiatives under Study Maryland and devote resources to develop the branding of Study Maryland within MIEC.