About the Program

What is IAPP?International Academic Partnership Program Brazil Study Tour

The program is administered by IIE’s Center for International Partnerships. The Center has developed into a thought leader in strategic academic partnership building and leverages IIE's vast network of international institutions and government partners to provide unparalleled access to key decision makers in the focus country.

IAPP is a comprehensive 6-month program that guides colleges and universities through the development of a strategic plan to increase meaningful, long-lasting academic partnerships with institutions in a particular focus country. IAPP provides institutions with the tools to take partnership building to the next level.

Who should participate?

The program caters to a wide range of institutional backgrounds and needs, from institutions that have no academic connections within the focus country, to those looking to develop upon already established partnerships. There’s no prerequisite knowledge or contact with the focus country required to participate. All accredited U.S. higher education institutions are eligible to apply.

What services are offered?

Strategic Planning Guidance

A holistic process for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in the focus country.

Expert Mentorship

Top experts in academic partnership development are connected with participants and serve as a resource to provide guidance throughout the program.


IIE leads a week-long delegation to the focus country that may include visits to select higher education institutions, the U.S. embassy, EducationUSA centers, the Fulbright Commission, and other educational exchange organizations.

Virtual Trainings

IIE, the program's Advisory Board, and experts on higher education in the focus country lead a series of training webinars on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, promoting faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in the focus country.

Informational Resources

Program participants are provided with a suite of information resources on the higher education systems in the focus country, IIE publications, and policy research reports.

Alumni Network

IIE works to connect alumni of past IAPPs to promote greater collaboration and sharing of best practices.

How to apply:

Detailed application instructions for each program can be found on the “How to Apply” page.

What is the cost of the program?

Please refer to each program page for individual cost details.

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