For nearly a century, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has been a world leader in international education. We work to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity. As a not-for-profit with 18 offices and affiliates worldwide, IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training and leadership development programs. This is how IIE helps people and organizations thrive in today’s interconnected world.


Our Vision

At IIE, we believe that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together.


IIE was founded in 1919 by three Nobel Prize winners who shared a simple conviction: international education creates the foundation for lasting peace.


IIE is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees, a diverse group of advisory boards and an experienced executive staff that bring experience from a variety of fields.


IIE® has a network of 19 offices and affiliates around the world led by talented and dedicated international education experts.

Centers of Excellence

In its work around the world, IIE's global offices and experienced staff have developed significant expertise, capabilities and best practices in a set of core areas.

IIE Awards

Through the years, IIE has established a diverse set of honors to celebrate the achievements and leadership of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to international education.

Annual Report

Explore IIE's annual highlights, impact stories, and financial information in an annual report. You can also read past annual reports dating back to 1919.


Read IIE's latest press releases, see the latest stories featuring IIE and learn more about international educational exchange.


IIE convenes thought leaders at annual conferences, celebrates international education at a yearly gala and has team members speaking at conferences and presenting at summits throughout the year.