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The 2024 Conference Season: It’s All International

The weather is warmer, colleges and universities have raced from classes to Spring Break to graduation, and in the international education world, that means it is conference season! Whether you visited Washington, D.C., for the AIEA Annual Conference, Boston for the Forum on Education Abroad, or steamy New Orleans for NAFSA this year, key topics […]

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Alliance Offers Practical Ways to Support Threatened Scholars Worldwide

New Partners Are Encouraged to Join as Higher Education Emergencies Increase Crises in Sudan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Gaza, and elsewhere have created devastating higher education emergencies and led to a record-breaking number of academics unable to live in safety or continue their teaching and research. Universities, research centers, and professional organizations around the world can provide […]

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month 2024

IIE is proud to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and pay tribute to the contributions and leadership of Jewish Americans to IIE, the field of international education, and the world. To commemorate Jewish Heritage Month this year, we took a look back at the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German (later Foreign) Scholars. In […]

Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

A Q&A with IIE Team Member and Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Affinity Group Co-Lead Athena Lao IIE proudly joins in recognizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, celebrating the many contributions and accomplishments of these diverse communities. The month, which began in 1977 as Asian Pacific Heritage Week, was selected to […]

Reflections on Building Bridges: A Journey with IAPP Thailand

As the curtain closes on the study tour portion of the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) journey to Thailand, participants return home not just with memories of a vibrant country but with a newfound perspective on international collaboration and the transformative power of educational partnerships. The recent captivating study tour — just one element of […]

HIVER: Building Bridges between U.S. and MENA Through Inclusive Virtual Exchange

At IIE, we believe international education and exchange should be a part of everyone’s educational journey. In fact, IIE is the first private organization to facilitate international exchanges — with our earliest programs dating more than a century ago. Today, we continue to develop and administer cutting-edge educational programs and resources that promote access to […]

Celebrating a Year in Expanding Access and Equity

A year ago, IIE launched the Center for Access and Equity to build upon our 100+ years mission of increasing international higher education opportunities for all. It’s an ambitious but valuable goal; one that we are continuing to strive to achieve daily. Data continues to show that while progress has been made, there is more […]

International Educational Exchange: An Antidote to Rising Isolationism

Exchange Alumni Are The World’s Best Ambassadors for Cross-Cultural Understanding In 2024, more than seventy elections will take place in countries that are home to 4.2 billion people—more than half the global population. Elections can have a wide range of political, social, and economic effects, leading to significant policy shifts that will shape our future. […]

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