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Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, the Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach. Today, IIE proudly supports flagship educational and cultural exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, in addition to government, corporate and foundation programs. IIE is proud to assist scholars, students and artists threatened by conflict and unrest in their home countries.
 
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Number of International Students in the United States Hits All-Time High

Open Doors 2019, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, highlights the continued competitiveness of the U.S. higher education sector as a destination of choice for international students and the growing interest in international educational exchange among U.S. students.
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IIE Awards 42 Grants to Support Bahamian Students Affected by Hurricane Dorian

IIE is distributing $150,000 in one-time grants to 42 Bahamian students enrolled in higher education institutions in the United States who were affected by Hurricane Dorian. This funding comes from IIE’s Bahamas-Emergency Student Fund (Bahamas-ESF). Students will receive between $2,000-$5,000 to help cover tuition, room and board, and other expenses necessary to continue their studies.
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Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, IIE has specialized in the international exchange of people and ideas. Global scholarships are of paramount importance and we manage many of the world's most prestigious ones. Through a wide variety of educational programs sponsored by the U.S. government, corporations, foundations and foreign governments, we annually work with thousands of U.S. and international educational institutions and more than 29,000 students, scholars, and professionals around the globe.

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By The Numbers

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600+

Staff Worldwide
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800+

Generation Study Abroad Partners
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1600+

Higher Ed Partners
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18

Offices and Affiliates
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29000+

Program Participants

200+ Programs Worldwide

IIE manages more than 200 programs with participants from more than 180 countries. In the last year alone, more than 29,000 people participated in IIE managed programs. Use our program finder to explore opportunities.

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Fulbright logo The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, professionals & artists.

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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program logo An innovative fellowship program for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development.

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We are taking action to respond to critical needs in education. Our work not only helps educate the next generation of leaders, but also serves as a lifeline to the world’s most imperiled students, scholars, and artists. A gift to IIE supports all of this essential work.


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