The Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS) is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its Member schools through several venues. It promotes the professional development of Faculty, Administrators and School Board Members; effects communication and interchange; and creates international understanding. MAIS serves as a liaison between its 33 Member Schools, host country schools, Associate Member organizations and other regional. Professional, and In-Service Organizations.At present, MAIS is composed of schools in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Cyprus. In addition, several Associate Members, such as schools outside the Mediterranean region, colleges, businesses, and interested individuals, support MAIS endeavors and have joined the organization.