Research and Insights

Since 1919, IIE has pioneered applied research and policy analysis in the field of international student mobility. IIE also provides research and program evaluation services to domestic and international governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and foundations. IIE's publications are standard reference resources for students and advisers, and IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education.

​Open Doors

Open Doors®, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

​Project Atlas

Project Atlas ® follows the worldwide migration trends of millions of international students, and provides a comprehensive global picture of international student mobility for major sending and host countries.

IFP Alumni Tracking Study

The IFP Alumni Tracking Study is a 10-year research study that explores the pathways and life opportunities of alumni of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP).

Graduate Learning Overseas (GLO)

With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, IIE is pleased to launch GLO, a first-ever national survey of U.S. graduate students’ educational activities overseas.

​Best Practices Resource

The Best Practices Resource includes feature profiles on each of the winning programs from more than 10 years of Heiskell Awards, along with honorable mention and special recognition recipients.

Evaluation and Impact Studies

At IIE, we don’t just believe in the power of international education. We can measure it. With extensive experience in carrying out all stages of program monitoring and evaluation, we have a unique combination of international education subject matter expertise and evaluation acumen. Our data is used to assess the impact of myriad scholarship, fellowship and training programs for our clients, and inform policy worldwide.

IIE Publications

IIE's publications have been standard reference resources on student mobility statistics, U.S. study abroad, grants and scholarships, and intensive English language programs. IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education.