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IIE Statement on Natural Disasters in Morocco and Libya

September 13, 2023 We are deeply saddened to witness the devastation of the September 8th earthquake in Morocco and recent floods in Libya. We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victims.  IIE is taking action to support the unique needs of university students from these and other areas. When emergencies […]

Introducing the New Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program (DISP)

IIE is honored to announce that USAID/Burma has awarded IIE the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program (DISP). The purpose of DISP is to support current and future community leaders of Burma, particularly those from vulnerable groups, to gain access to quality higher education (HE) learning opportunities by offering regional and local HE scholarships, grants under […]

IIE American Passport Project Receives International Recognition

Offered by the IIE Center for Access & Equity, the grant program has enabled 3,000+ underrepresented college students to receive U.S. passports. NEW YORK, July 27, 2023 – The IIE American Passport Project received the 2023 AAUA Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education. The project was selected among several international and U.S.-based initiatives in recognition of […]

IIE At A Glance: Connecting Individuals, Expanding Access

IIE’s 2022 annual report provides an overview of the impact of IIE’s initiatives, programs, and thought leadership.   NEW YORK, July 25, 2023 – 2022 was a year of connection and continuity. Where lives were disrupted by crisis, the Institute of International Education worked with students, scholars, and artists so they could continue to learn, teach, and […]

SRF Alumna Dr. Marycelin Baba Awarded L’Oréal-UNESCO Medal of Honor for Women Scientists

The International Awards Recognized Three Displaced Researchers for Displaying “Commendable Courage, Resilience, and Commitment to Science.” PARIS, June 19, 2023 – Medical virologist and IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) alumna Dr. Marycelin Baba received a medal of honor at L’Oréal-UNESCO’s For Women in Science International Awards on June 19, 2023. Dr. Baba’s research has contributed […]

The Welcome Corps Expands to Facilitate Sponsorship of Refugee Students by Campus Communities and Higher Education Institutions

IIE is Part of the Consortium Establishing Private Sponsorship of Refugee Students at U.S. Campuses through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2023 – The Welcome Corps is pleased to announce the launch of the Welcome Corps on Campus, a new targeted education sponsorship initiative that enables U.S. colleges and universities to […]

Institute of International Education Recognizes NAFSA with Inaugural IIE Center for Access and Equity Empower Award

NAFSA: Association of International Educators was selected for its deep commitment to advancing access and equity in international education opportunities. Washington D.C. – July 6, 2023 – The Institute of International Education (IIE) is honored to present NAFSA: Association of International Educators with the inaugural IIE Center for Access and Equity Empower Award. IIE created […]

IIE Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Harvard University’s and University of North Carolina’s admissions programs violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, effectively ruling against the consideration of race as a factor in university admissions. At IIE, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) is critically important to engaging thoughtfully with […]

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