Center for International Partnerships

IIE Global Partnership Service (GPS)

Assisting higher education institutions in identifying potential partnership opportunities.

IIE's GPS assists higher education institutions around the world with their international partnership strategy and in identifying potential U.S. partners.

Download the GPS application (120 KB, DOC)

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is one of the world’s oldest and largest international education training and networking organizations. IIE’s Global Partnership Service (GPS) offers expertise to higher education institutions around the world seeking academic partnerships in the United States. GPS utilizes the IIE membership network of over 1,000 institutions to assist higher education institutions in identifying potential partners.

The Standard Global Partnership Service Package includes the following five services:

1) IIE Global Partnership Toolkit
A comprehensive set of materials compiled by IIE outlining strategies for partnership building.  Includes case studies, articles, best practices for partnership building, and practical tools, such as MOU templates. Read the Table of Contents.

2) IIE’s Strategic Planning Worksheet
A self-guided planning document to help determine institutional partnership priorities and strategies.

3) Strategy Meeting
A phone call with an IIE GPS staff member to discuss partnership strategies.

4) Partner Search Announcement
IIE will send a customized announcement via the IIE.Interactive, a weekly email newsletter reaching the IIENetwork of over 1,000 member institutions worldwide, to facilitate your partner search.

5) Shortlist of Potential Partner Institutions
IIE’s GPS staff will develop a list of up to 8 potential U.S. partner institutions, including contact information, based on stated criteria.*

The Standard GPS Package has a fee of $2,500. IIE Network Members receive a discounted rate of $1,750.

Download the GPS application (120 KB, DOC)

*GPS does not guarantee any matches, and IIE does not assist in the actual negotiation of a partnership.

GPS Plus

IIE would also be pleased to work with your institution on activities such as:

  • Scheduling appointments with U.S. institutions
  • Developing a study tour at U.S. higher education institutions for a delegation from your country
  • Market Research: IIE's Open Doors Custom Report

 For more information, please contact



IIE Global Partnership Service (GPS) 
809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10017 USA
Tel.: +1.212.984.5481
Fax: +1.212.984.5496


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