Allan Goodman and Tom Johnson

Annual Report 2013

A Message from our Chairman and President

Thomas S. Johnson and Allan E. Goodman

At the Institute of International Education, we envision a world in which international is part of everyone’s education, and leaders work together across cultures and continents to promote economic growth and innovation and solutions to global problems.
 
The scholarships and programs that IIE implements further this vision and translate into life-changing experiences for tomorrow’s leaders and for their countries and communities. In this online Annual Report, we invite you to read about the impact of this work in the United States and around the world.
 
The students and scholars you will meet in Stories from the Field give you a first-hand look at the impact of programs such as the Fulbright and the Gilman International Scholarship Programs, which we administer on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, as well as the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships of the National Security Education Program, the Brazilian Government’s Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, the GE Scholar-Leaders Program, IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, the TechWomen program, and many others. These stories offer just a glimpse of the 30,000 men and women we have helped in the past year through 200 programs in 185 different countries.
 
These individuals have a tremendous multiplier effect when they return to their home countries with newly-formed global perspective, and the skills and experiences they need to make substantive contributions not only to their campuses and communities, but to the businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations they will work with as they advance in their careers. No program illustrates this more vividly than Fulbright, the U.S. government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange program.
 
In all of the programs we administer, IIE has been working to leverage our expertise and networks to develop innovative and effective solutions to urgent needs. The Highlights section profiles some of our most recent work to provide emergency assistance to threatened scholars and students in response to natural disasters and conflicts, rebuild higher education in Iraq and Myanmar, and empower women and girls.
 
We have also identified an urgent need for more American students to have access to the international experience that will prepare them to succeed in global careers. In early 2014 IIE launched Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative to double the number of Americans who study abroad by 2019, IIE’s Centennial year.
 
We are pleased to report that Charity Navigator has given the Institute a 4-star rating for the sixth year in a row. With the support of our generous sponsors and donors, IIE enables future leaders from all backgrounds and in all sectors to gain access to world-class education and training, improving their own societies and our world.