Research and Insights

Since 1919, IIE has pioneered applied research and policy analysis in the field of international student mobility. IIE also provides research and program evaluation services to domestic and international governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and foundations. IIE's publications are standard reference resources for students and advisers, and IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education.

​Open Doors

Open Doors®, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

​Project Atlas

Project Atlas ® follows the worldwide migration trends of millions of international students, and provides a comprehensive global picture of international student mobility for major sending and host countries.

Publications

IIE's publications have been standard reference resources on student mobility statistics, U.S. study abroad, grants and scholarships, and intensive English language programs. IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education.

IFP Alumni Tracking Study

The IFP Alumni Tracking Study is a 10-year research study that explores the pathways and life opportunities of alumni of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP).

Evaluation and Impact Studies

Our evaluation work has focused on assessing the effectiveness of international fellowship and scholarship programs that benefit undergraduate students, graduate (post-graduate) students, faculty, and mid-career professionals, including many programs that seek to develop leadership skills or promote access to higher education among underserved populations.