Global Scholarships


IIE San Francisco recognizes the importance of developing the international competence of U.S. students and provides advice and information for young people to study abroad. IIE San Francisco also supervises international students from over 50 countries who are enrolled in colleges and universities in the thirteen-state West Coast region, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. These students bring an enormous wealth of intellect and cultural diversity to West Coast campuses and communities.

KAUST Gifted Student Program

IIE administers the KAUST Gifted Student Program on behalf of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The program provides scholarships to highly-talented Saudi students to complete undergraduate degrees at top-tier US universities, prior to joining one of the M.S. programs at KAUST.

Adobe Creativity Scholarships

The Adobe Creativity Scholarships support the next generation of creative thinkers and propel the future careers of those who create. The scholarships provide financial support to students worldwide who have participated in the Adobe Youth Voices program and are pursuing a post-secondary degree or certification in a creative field which will enable them to apply creative skills to advance global citizenship and social justice.

Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program

The Chevron International REACH (Recognizing Excellence and ACHievement) Scholarship Program is sponsored by Chevron to acknowledge the sons and daughters of its employees and retirees. Renewable scholarships and one-time honorariums are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at colleges, universities and vocational-technical schools.

Mattel Global Scholarship Program

To meet the Mattel Children’s Foundation’s commitment to serving the needs of children and youth in Mattel's global community, the Mattel Global Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards to children of eligible Mattel employees worldwide to enable them to pursue their educational goals.

Professional Exchanges


Bringing the power of global business, technology, and education together, TechWomen pairs women in Silicon Valley with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies. Using innovative technologies, cutting-edge content, and social networking tools, TechWomen fosters and develops the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by providing women and girls with the access and opportunity needed to pursue tech-based careers. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Toyota International Teachers Program

The Toyota International Teacher Program is an international professional-development opportunity for U.S. secondary school teachers focusing on environmental stewardship and global connectedness. Selected teachers travel on a short-term (2-3 week) study tour to a country that is at the forefront of innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Development Initiatives

Packard Foundation Technical Assistance and Professional Development Program

The Institute of International Education is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide technical assistance to the South Asia and Sub‐Saharan Africa subprograms of the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Program at the Foundation as well as to administer the PRH Program’s Professional Development Program.

Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

WES equips women entrepreneurs in Tunisia with the leadership and practical skills needed to actively participate as innovative leaders in their communities. WES provides training, coaching and seed funding to partner organizations as they learn to operate WES Centers using a social enterprise model which supports entrepreneurialism and sustainability.

Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech)

Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) is a CGI Commitment to Action to help women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers. WeTech trains women and girls, builds networks and offer professional opportunities across Africa, India and the United States, developing the skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. IIE has brought together a powerful array of corporate program partners and continues to expand the consortium.