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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. […]

Unlocking Opportunities for Institutional Engagement with India

Four Reasons Why U.S. and Indian Higher Education Institutions Should Partner I was privileged to help lead  IIE’s delegation of U.S. university leaders to India, facilitating discussions with representatives from more than 60 Indian institutions; visiting key academic hubs in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; and exploring opportunities for student and scholar exchange, collaborative research, and […]

Investing in Women Throughout the Years

Celebrating Women’s History Month With a Retrospective IIE joins the world in its celebrations of International Women’s Day and  Women’s History Month in the United States.  The global community has made significant strides in gender equity, especially in higher education and employment. Yet many challenges endure; the pay gap, on average, persists and gender-based violence […]

Buildings Can Be Destroyed; Knowledge—and the Human Spirit—Cannot

IIE Continues to Support Ukrainian Students, Scholars, and Artists Two Years After Russia’s Invasion Access to education enables all of us to build a life of our own choosing—a life aligned with our personal values that is safe and secure and empowers each of us to explore and live out our potential. Pursuing knowledge is […]

Celebrating Black History Month 2024

IIE is proud to celebrate Black History Month and pay tribute to the contributions and leadership of Black and people of African descent to IIE, the field of international education, and the world. What began in 1926 as a week-long effort to expose school children to Black history has blossomed into month-long celebrations around the […]

IIE Celebrates International Day of Education

IIE is honored to join in the annual commemoration of International Day of Education. It was created by the United Nations in 2018 to reinforce education as a key factor in building sustainable and resilient societies, and contributing to the achievement of all other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our vision is a more peaceful and equitable […]

Offering a World of Good Wishes

As we approach the end of the year, we want to send our heartfelt good wishes to all of you.  Amid rising and ongoing crises, it is understandable to feel disheartened. Let’s pause to acknowledge something truly remarkable—the tireless work that people like you do daily to make our world a better place.  We see […]

We Need a National Strategy

With the winter holiday season upon us, many of us will find ourselves at gatherings with friends and family. What will you talk about? If I may, here is a suggestion: ask your friends and relatives to name the top exports from the United States of America. You may hear answers such as airplanes, financial […]

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