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A New Era of Educational Exchange Between Europe and the United States

An IIE Delegation Participated in the Academic Cooperation Association’s Strategic Summit in October Educational exchange between Europe and the United States has been a hallmark of higher education for years. Scenes of exchange students exploring ancient ruins and enjoying local cuisine are still part of the American imagination of the college experience. Likewise, European scholars […]

Remembering Renowned Syrian Writer and IIE-SRF Alumnus Khaled Khalifa 

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Khaled Khalifa, an extraordinary novelist, poet, screenwriter, and human being who often wrote about the heartrending realities of living through Syria’s civil war.   The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) was honored to support Khalifa during his year in residency at Harvard University in 2015-16. During the IIE-SRF fellowship, […]

The Long Game

Making the case for increasing international student enrollment in United States higher education  In 2005, two scientists, Dr. Drew Weissman and Dr. Katalin Karikó, published groundbreaking research about messenger RNA. It received little attention at the time, but more than fifteen years later, it led to the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines. And this month, […]

Global Diversity: At The Heart of International Education

For more than 100 years, IIE has served as a champion of students, scholars, artists, and professionals from around the world seeking to further their research and education. As such, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) have always been key to our organizational approach. IIE’s mission can only be achieved by embracing all of the […]

The World is Hoping the U.S. Never Gives Up on Democracy

A provocative article in the July 14 Stamford Advocate headlined, “Americans are widely pessimistic about democracy in the United States, an AP-NORC poll finds,” requires perspective. I’m not challenging the accuracy of the poll, but as CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE) I would like to suggest that perceptions beyond our borders are […]

Thinking of Studying Abroad? Get Your Passport First!

For Passport Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is providing tips for first-time and repeat travelers alike. September is Passport Awareness Month. As you start to dream about your study abroad plans or your next international vacation, make sure to have a valid passport in hand. Even if your travel […]

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month 2023

Recommended Reading, Films, and Music from IIE’s Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Affinity Group IIE proudly celebrates National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month. Dating back to 1968, the U.S. observation publicly commemorates the societal contributions of Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people. The dates, September 15 to October 15, were selected to coincide with the […]

Education Under Attack

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Humanitarian Leaders, and QSAP Scholars Commemorate International Day to Protect Education from Attack Education is invaluable in the lives of individuals as well as in our global society. It creates opportunities and fosters goodwill among people and societies. Yet for millions of young people worldwide, education remains out of […]

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