Assist international students in times of crisis

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The Challenge

COVID-19. An earthquake in Nepal. Ongoing conflict in Syria and Yemen. Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. When emergencies hit, people feel it in all parts of their lives, including education. Yet during a crisis, very few organizations offer support to students whose education is suddenly thrown into jeopardy.

Our Approach

IIE’s Emergency Student Fund (ESF) provides grants to international college students in the U.S. when natural disasters, war, or other crises threaten their education. Many face financial pressure to return home or drop out because their family circumstances have changed dramatically. IIE helps these students cover essential needs, including basic living expenses.

We are a critical resource for students in crisis when they have no other safety net. From 2010 through 2019, IIE awarded 900 ESF grants to students from around the world. In just the first six months of 2020, IIE awarded more than 750 grants – including over 630 grants to international students impacted by the global pandemic.

What You Can Do

IIE-ESF depends on the generosity of those who share our commitment to supporting students when disaster strikes.

Please make a gift to help IIE prepare for the next crisis, so we can aid more students when they need us most. All gifts, of any amount, are welcome.

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