IIE’s work has a direct, tangible impact on the lives of individuals and the lives of those in the communities that support them. Alumni of programs administered by IIE said that the experiences and skills they acquired during their programs led to positive outcomes in their careers and personal lives, inspiring them to give back to their communities and improve their organizations.
To better understand the effects of participating in an IIE-administered program, IIE conducted a survey of grantees who completed IIE-administered programs between 2005 and 2015. In total, IIE’s Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) team captured responses from more than 4,000 individuals who participated in 10 different programs. Grantees took part in programs focusing on language & culture, teaching & research, STEM & development, and leadership.
Authored by Jodi Sanger, IIE Research Analyst, this report sheds light on how the experience of participating in an IIE-administered program lives on in many aspects of alumni’s lives. As IIE celebrates its centennial in 2019 and looks ahead to the next 100 years of international education, this report demonstrates the change that IIE-administered programs create, building closer connections across the world and opening minds to new ideas and cultures.