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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 […]

1,000 Students

Making the case for increasing international student enrollment in United States higher education It’s no secret that the United States has a dwindling lead over other countries among globally mobile students in higher education. Another sobering fact: fewer Americans are opting for college at all. And yet, there are U.S. colleges and universities countering the […]

A Rare & Critical Moment

Making the case for increasing international student enrollment in United States higher education As we prepare for the first full academic year since the end of the pandemic, consider this a rare and critical opportunity. Now is the time to collectively reassert the value of gaining an education in the United States and to mobilize […]

Two Years Of Supporting Afghan Scholars, Students, and Artists

In the two years since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, IIE and our global network partners have been working to ensure the safety and welfare of students, scholars, and artists threatened by the political shift. Here are profiles of individuals who our programs have supported. Two years ago, Elja was working at the Afghan […]

Action in the Face of Uncertainty: 500 Emerging Leaders and Two Years Since the Fall of Kabul 

Two years after insurgents captured the city of Kabul, it is apparent that the ruling regime is not, as many had hoped, a kinder, gentler Taliban. From the rollback on everyday freedoms to restrictions on access to education, marginalized communities including, but not limited to, women and girls, continue to bear the brunt of repressive […]

“So That Students Can See Themselves:” NAFSA RISE Fellowship Aims to Diversify the Profession Itself  

This summer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators received the inaugural IIE Center for Access and Equity Empower Award in recognition of the association’s outstanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) programming. While IIE and NAFSA have collaborated for many years, the award comes with a new ambition: to mark a bold new chapter of concerted […]

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