ACI Specialty Benefits Unveils New International-Connection Site with Resources for International Students and Expatriates

May 13, 2016 — ACI Specialty Benefits, a global provider of employee assistance program (EAP), corporate concierge, wellness, work-life, and student assistance program services, is proud to unveil International Connection, a one-stop site that offers extensive links and resources tailored to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of international employees, students and family members.

“From visa information to student exchange networks and expat forums, International Connection’s robust suite of services reflects ACI’s ongoing dedication to providing innovative tools for clients, and comprehensive support for today’s global student body and workforce,” explains ACI Specialty Benefits CEO Dr. Ann Clark.

Through the new dedicated site,, ACI’s EAP and student assistance programs will identify international employees and students and offer culturally-relevant resources, international blogs, and live Twitter feed tailored to their specific needs. ACI’s international services include: access to clinicians for culture shock, stress and emotional support; immigration information; health and travel insurance referrals; and resources for going abroad including relocation guides and community groups.

The launch of International Connection is an expansion of ACI’s growing international services and benefit program for global customers. With expansive online resources, language lines with 180 different languages and a long history of serving international clients, ACI Specialty Benefits offers international services for all clients with locations and employees around the world. ACI’s international employee assistance programs, corporate concierge and student assistance programs include convenient global access, culturally relevant support, in-country services and community resources.

To help address more comprehensive global business needs, Dr. Clark has also released Cultural Crossroads, a guidebook that aims to reduce the high rate of turnover for expatriate employees, improve cross-cultural adjustment, and alleviate costs to global organizations. Now available on Amazon and through iUniverse, Cultural Crossroads features practical strategies, solutions and real-life stories of adjustment to support the rapidly growing expatriate workforce.

About ACI Specialty Benefits
ACI Specialty Benefits is a global benefits provider of Employee Assistance Programs, Wellness, Concierge, Work/Life and Student Assistance services. ACI consistently ranks in the nation’s Top Ten EAPs and has received widespread industry recognition including Best Places to Work, Healthiest Companies and Women Who Mean Business awards. Founded in 1983, ACI has grown to international prominence, with seven million lives covered and a network of over 52,000 providers worldwide. For information about ACI’s global resources and services, visit
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