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Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

At IIE, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) are critically important to engaging thoughtfully with the world and remain deeply committed to these principles. To support an inclusive culture of belonging, we are proud to support internal affinity groups, including the Dis/Ability and Accessibility Affinity Group. The groups – which also include […]

The Time is Now: India’s Rapidly Rising Role in International Education

In February, IIE Will Lead a Delegation to India for U.S. Higher Education Leaders The data is in — Indian students and scholars are on the move globally. Last year, nearly 300,000 Indian college and graduate students came to the United States to pursue higher education, an all-time high for the world’s fifth-largest economy and now […]

International Education Week 2023

International Education Week,  November 13-17, begins in one week! IIE is thrilled to share more about our participation in and celebration of this important event. This year, we are proclaiming that International Education is For All! to emphasize the need to recommit to and accelerate our collective efforts to advance international education. To achieve bold […]

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 […]

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