IIE headquarters is located across the street from the United Nations

About IIE

Opening Minds to the World Since 1919

An independent, 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.

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Who We Are

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. In 2011, more than 600 staff members in a global network of 17 offices around the world helped IIE implement 250 programs, benefitting 25,000 Grantees from 175 countries.

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Our Vision

Peace and prosperity around the world depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.


Our Mission

  • Promoting closer educational relations between the people of the United States and those of other countries.
  • Strengthening and linking institutions of higher learning globally.
  • Rescuing threatened scholars and advancing academic freedom.
  • Building leadership skills and enhancing the capacity of individuals and organizations to address local and global challenges.

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    Jonah Kokodyniak
    Deputy Vice President, Strategic Development
    E-mail: development@iie.org

    Sharon Witherell
    Director, Public Affairs
    E-mail: switherell@iie.org