The International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) was developed through IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in 2009 in response to the demand from higher education institutions to develop comprehensive, sustainable academic partnerships with their counterparts abroad. The IAPP is unique in its multi-faceted approach, combining strategic planning, virtual communication, group learning, and face-to-face interactions to help institutions find the right partners. The IAPP typically focuses on connecting U.S. higher education institutions with partners in a target country. To date, IIE has led more than 20 IAPPs with 14 different countries. While it is recommended that the program last from 8 –12 months, IIE works in partnership with each country partner to determine the right structure for that particular program.

For more information about IAPP (including IAPP Greece) or the Center for International Partnerships, reach out to Sylvia Jons at

Current Program – IAPP Greece

IAPP-Greece is dedicated to developing new partnerships and deepening existing ones between U.S. and Greek institutions of higher education.

Toward this goal, representatives from 30 U.S. universities and colleges will visit Greece in November 2022 (November 5, 2022 – November 11, 2022), for the Pharos Summit 2022: Greek - US collaboration in Higher Education. Initiated in December 2019, this iteration of the program adapted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding more virtual meeting components to the program throughout the last two years. During this time, 92% of participating institutions were able to reach out to potential counterparts to start partnership conversations.


The Pharos Summit 2022: Greek - US collaboration in Higher Education - is a part of IIE’s IAPP Greece program, within IIE’s Center for International Partnerships

The Ministry of Education, the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Fulbright Foundation in Greece and the IIE, are working together on a robust itinerary in Greece that will provide a broad view of Greek higher education while also maximizing the potential for meeting with institutions throughout the country. During this visit, the group will divide into smaller delegations, each of which will visit several Greek universities.


American Universities (30)

 California Polytechnic State University  Lehigh University  University of Alabama  University of Texas - Health Science Center
 Carnegie Mellon University  Michigan State University  University of California, Berkeley  Wayne State University
 Columbia University  Ohio Northern University  University of Cincinnati  Widener University
 George Mason University  Princeton University  University of Delaware  William & Mary
 Harvard University  Roger Williams University  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Yale University
 Indiana University  Rutgers University  University of Kentucky  York College of Pennsylvania
 Johns Hopkins University  Stockton University  University of South Alabama  
 Joliet Junior College  Tufts University  University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering  


Greek Institutions (24)

 Agricultural University of Athens  International Hellenic University  University of Ioannina  University of West Attica 
 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  Ionian University  University of Macedonia  University of Western Macedonia
 Athens School of Fine Arts  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  University of Patras  
 Athens University of Economics and Business  National Technical University of Athens  University of Piraeus  
 Democritus University of Thrace  Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences  University of the Aegean  
 Harokopio University  Technical University of Crete  University of the Peloponnese  
 Hellenic Open University  University of Crete  University of Thessaly