About INTO US Affiliates

INTO US Affiliates are a group of US universities that provide further choice to students seeking a Direct Entry admission. They complement what is already a diverse portfolio of INTO Partner Universities within the USA by offering alternative study locations, subject areas and increased flexibility on price and admissions requirements


Thank you for selecting INTO to help you identify the university that will prepare you for professional success, global citizenship and a life filled with learning, meaning and value.

We are passionate about the life-changing journey you are beginning with us and committed to walking with you every step of the way.

For 14 years, INTO's experts in international education have helped thousands of students enroll in American universities that match their academic skills, career aspirations and desires for a variety of new social and cultural experiences. We look forward to doing the same for you.

The INTO Advantage

INTO assists international students with placement into U.S. universities. The advantages of enlisting INTO's assistance for your students' international college or university school search, application and placement are many:

  • Choice of carefully selected, competitive and fully accredited universities with excellent academics
  • Support choosing among a variety of locations, range of prices and other advantages
  • One application for up to five choices - no application fee
  • Convenience - applications accepted throughout the year
  • Fast response within one to three weeks about student's admission status
  • Housing and meals on campus and full participation in the extracurricular life of the university
  • ESL as necessary to ensure successful transition to rigorous academic study
  • 24-hour Emergency Service available to students
  • Expert professional counselors and staff in the US and locally in-country

The INTO US Affiliates Team


Tuukka Hinttula

Vice President of Global Recruitment, Direct Entry

Tuukka has over 15 years international student marketing and recruitment experience within the public and private HE sectors.

Between 2009 and 2016, Tuukka has held senior positions within the global sales team with INTO University Partnerships including the management of INTO’s regional office network. Based in Brighton, he is currently Vice President of Global Recruitment, Direct Entry, providing leadership and direction over a significant investment and expansion of INTO’s Direct Entry service. His responsibilities cover the strategic direction of this function to ensure INTO is optimally aligned and positioned to deliver growth in direct entry enrolments. 

Prior to joining INTO, Tuukka worked as an Associate Director of Recruitment and Marketing at Kaplan, responsible for establishing and managing overseas recruitment offices and developing market strategies for a number of key student markets.

Before joining Kaplan, Tuukka was a Market Manager at Navitas (LIBT) group, again responsible for many aspects of the sales and student recruitment in general. Previously Tuukka was a Regional Manager at Thames Valley University where his career started.


Kim Lessig

Director Marketing & Recruitment

Kim joined the ISES team in 2017 and has been delighted to bring her background in the education space and digital marketing to support our partners in the US and agent partners throughout the world. Please reach out to her with any support you need in your marketing efforts or any requests for new partner support. She looks forward to meeting you!

Find the Right Program

Wondering if we have the program you are looking for?  In addition to INTO's Partner Universities, INTO US Affiliates offers swift, personalized placement for international students seeking admission to U.S. universities at several different levels of education:

  • Undergraduate programs at universities and four-year colleges for students who already have earned a high school diploma, or who have done some undergraduate study and wish to complete their Bachelor degree.
  • Post-graduate programs for students who have already earned an undergraduate (bachelor) degree in their home countries or in North America.
  • ESL programs for those who must strengthen their English language skills prior to enrolling in one of INTO's partner universities.
  • Study Abroad with English Program for non-degree seeking undergraduate students.

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