Programs and Partnerships
IIE’s Center for Access and Equity leverages programs and partnerships that examine the intersection of international education with diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
We focus on creating learning opportunities for participants, organizations, and countries, and utilizing our convening power to generate mutually beneficial opportunities.
Current examples include:
Leaders of the Free World Partnership
Our partnership with Leaders of the Free World (LFW) contributes to our mission to support more equitable access to international education among underrepresented communities. LFW is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization specializing in global leadership development for Black male students in higher education. The Center and LFW will enhance and support existing and new programming and activities aimed at increasing study abroad participation among Black men in college or university. The organizations will convene subject matter experts with the students through talks, small networking receptions, and educational webinars, as well as explore research collaborations. In addition, IIE will sponsor a student and personnel to the LFW Fellowship and Mentorship programs.