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From Passports to Partnerships: Connecting the Dots at James Madison University

Given the global nature of our work at IIE, our conversations with members, partners, and colleagues all too often happen via phone or virtual meetings. But this spring, a few members of IIE’s Higher Education Initiatives (HEI) team had the rare opportunity to visit the campus of James Madison University (JMU), a higher education institution […]

IIE Celebrates Pride Month 2024

IIE celebrates the experiences and perspectives the LGBTQIA+ community brings to international education. We believe that everyone has a right to accessible educational opportunities in a welcoming setting. The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride (LGBTQ+) march dates to June 28, 1970, when members of New York City’s LGBTQ+ community led a one-year […]

World Refugee Day 2024

Q&A with Leaders of IIE’s Crisis Response Initiatives On World Refugee Day, we pay tribute to the strength, resilience, and potential of those who have fled their homes in search of stability and safety from conflict, persecution, and climate impacts. In response to the global refugee crisis, we have issued more than 2,300 scholarships, fellowships, […]

Creating Leaders of the Free World: A Journey of Inspiration, Leadership, and Cultural Connection

In the United States, Black students comprise approximately 36% of all college students, yet their participation in study abroad hovers in the single digits; according to the Open Doors® Report, only 5% of American students who studied abroad in 2021/22 identified as Black. As part of our partnership with grassroots nonprofit Leaders of the Free […]

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 […]

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