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Press Release

IIE to Release New Open Doors Data on November 14

  • International Students in the U.S. for 2010/11
  • Study Abroad by U.S. Students during 2009/10
  • New Fall 2011 Online Surveys of U.S.
  • Campuses IIE to hold November 14 Briefing in Washington DC

November 1, 2011—IIE will release data from Open Doors 2011: Report on International Educational Exchange on November 14. The report will contain statistics and trends regarding international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in academic year 2010/11, and U.S. students who studied abroad for academic credit at their home institutions in academic year 2009/10, including summer of 2010.

The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Highlights of the new data and related reports will be live on the Open Doors website on November 14. These include fact sheets for leading sending countries and all 50 U.S. states, as well as the economic impact of international educational exchange. The 120-page report will be printed in January, and is available for pre-order now at IIEBooks.

On November 14, IIE and partner organizations will also release the findings of online surveys conducted in October 2011 asking campus professionals for an early indication of what they are seeing regarding current updated trends. There are separate online surveys for international students and for study abroad.

To mark the launch of International Education Week, IIE will hold a briefing to discuss the new data on November 14th in Washington, DC. with special guest Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State (R)

For information and to attend the briefing:

Open Doors 2011 Briefing - Washington DC: November 14th

For members of the media

Register now to obtain advanced access to the data to prepare your stories for November 14 publication, and to request an interview or attend the November 14 Briefing.

All the new statistics are strictly embargoed until November 14, 2011. Data can be published online and in print publications on November 14.

About Open Doors

The Open Doors report is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. The census is based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions. Open Doors also reports on surveys on international scholars at U.S. universities; international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs; and on U.S. students studying abroad (since 1985).

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State manages a wide range of academic, professional, and cultural exchanges that include approximately 40,000 participants annually, with the goal of increasing mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. These include, among others, the Fulbright Program, the Gilman Scholarships, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, and the International Visitor Leadership Program. ECA also manages the EducationUSA network of advising offices for students around the world who wish to study in the United States. For more information on the Department of State's educational and cultural exchange activities, visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


IIE Experts

IIE experts on international education are available for interviews or speaking engagements.

Dr. Allan E. Goodman
President and CEO

Peggy Blumenthal 
Senior Counselor to the President

Media Contact

Sharon Witherell
Director, Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5380

Shana Childs
Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5360