SEF International (SEFI) is an organization with its main focus in international education. Started in 2000, SEF International has been working with Chinese educational organizations, American higher education institutions, and organizations with China-related projects. Some of those projects deal with student exchanges, professional training for college faculty and university administrators, and other programs. In 2009, SEF International established a program with International Education Associates (IEA) for American teachers and recent college graduates to teach English in China at various levels ranging from elementary schools to colleges and universities. This program is co-administered through the coordination of Shanghai Pacican Academy (SPA) and China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE).
SEF International also provides visa application services for those in the relevant SEFI programs. SEFI's technical translation is a value-added service for the US enterprises doing business with China. It also provides consultations for US government agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and small private companies.