The 2020 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, reveals that for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019/2020 academic year.
The Western Union Foundation has announced a commitment of USD $250,000 to provide aid for international students struggling to fund tuition and basic needs such as healthcare, wellness, food, and housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 500 U.S. higher education institutions responded to this survey, which was conducted from July 9-24, 2020. The final survey in a series of three, findings highlight university and college COVID-19 planning for the summer and fall 2020 semesters.
IIE awarded the 16th annual IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to the leaders of "Letters from Bil'in", Mohammed Khatib and Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man, two Palestinian and Israeli lawyer-activists who joined together to create and lead the first Palestinian-Israeli joint legal project dedicated to challenging systematic violations of human rights in courts worldwide.
IIE has launched a fund of at least $1 million to aid international students caught in the crossfire of the coronavirus pandemic. From our earliest days, IIE has played a central role in helping international students during emergencies. In response to the current unprecedented crisis, IIE will spend $1 million to provide crucial support to up to 300 international students in great need. We aim to raise another $1 million from private donors to double the number of students we can help.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has protected the lives and careers of academics for a century, supporting scholars facing threats amidst the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the Hungarian Revolution, and other periods of unrest. IIE formalized its scholar rescue activities in 2002 by establishing the Scholar Rescue Fund to ensure that emergency assistance and academic opportunities are always available to scholars whenever and wherever they may be in danger. As IIE marks its 100th year of scholar rescue throughout 2020, IIE-SRF will launch several initiatives to expand and enhance its response to the growing number of scholars worldwide who face persecution and violence.
More than 230 U.S. higher education institutions responded to this survey, which was conducted from February 13-26, 2020. While this survey focused on the effects of the outbreak in China, future surveys on the effects of coronavirus will address more recent developments and spread of the disease in other countries.
IIE's Emergency Student Fund is expanding its efforts to support international students currently studying at colleges and universities in the United States who have been affected by recent crises. IIE has a long history of providing emergency assistance to students and the Emergency Student Fund was established to provide financial support to students who are at risk of dropping out of their studies due to natural disaster, armed conflict, or political strife in their home countries.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is recognizing the winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education today at the January meeting of the IIE Board of Trustees. The awards recognize the most outstanding initiatives among the member campuses of the IIE Network, IIE’s membership association of more than 1,300 higher education institutions. The four winning campuses will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a certificate from IIE’s President.
IIE is proud to announce the members of the inaugural cohort of the IIE Centennial Fellowship: Sabrina Verleysen, Paige Balcom, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, and Krizia Lopez. The IIE Centennial Fellowship was established in 2019 to celebrate IIE’s centennial year and recognize IIE’s long relationship with the Fulbright Program. Each member of the inaugural cohort of IIE Centennial Fellows is an alumnus or alumna of the Fulbright Program.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 IIE Photo & Impact Story Contest! The IIE Communications team led this contest to collect real life stories of how the IIE programs that we manage make a difference in the lives of the more than 30,000 people who participate in our programs each year. These impact stories can serve as enhancement tools for IIE’s business proposals, renewals, philanthropy campaigns, and - most importantly – to inspire those of us who work to make these programs happen every day!
Open Doors 2019, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, highlights the continued competitiveness of the U.S. higher education sector as a destination of choice for international students and the growing interest in international educational exchange among U.S. students.
IIE is distributing $150,000 in one-time grants to 42 Bahamian students enrolled in higher education institutions in the United States who were affected by Hurricane Dorian. This funding comes from IIE’s Bahamas-Emergency Student Fund (Bahamas-ESF). Students will receive between $2,000-$5,000 to help cover tuition, room and board, and other expenses necessary to continue their studies.
Fellows from The University of Fortaleza’s (UNIFOR) Global Research Fellowship Program gathered in Fortaleza in August for events that underscored the university’s commitment to research and the production of knowledge
This report is the result of the first national survey of U.S. higher education institutions focusing on graduate student mobility and provides insights into the graduate study abroad landscape and the need for U.S. institutions to build greater capacity to collect graduate student mobility data.
TechWomen brings emerging female leaders in science and technology to the United States for a five-week program of peer-to-peer networking and mentorship at San Francisco Bay Area tech companies, supporting them as they progress to the next stage of their careers.
We are seeking photos that show how international exchange connects people and changes lives, careers, and communities around the world for the better. Three winners will receive gift cards worth $300, $200, and $100, respectively.
The Institute of International Education’s Emergency Student Fund (ESF) is launching a Bahamas-ESF to support international students from the Bahamas currently studying at colleges and universities in the United States who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian.
The Institute of International Education's Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER) is pleased to invite you to our first Asia-Pacific workshop on September 19, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) has awarded a grant to the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE) for the launch of the pilot Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF). This new initiative is designed to strengthen capacity in research areas related to agricultural transformation in Malawi.
This July, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and 14 university partners are excited to welcome nearly 500 Brazilian public-school English teachers to the USA for PDPI, a 6-week professional development program. PDPI (Programa de Desenvolvimento Profissional para Professores de Lingua Inglesa nos EUA) makes up part of the Brazilian government’s strategic plan to improve English language teaching and teacher training in all states of Brazil. It is funded by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and administered by IIE and the Brazilian Fulbright Commission.
IIE awarded the 15th annual $10,000 IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to Yuval Roth and Naeem Al-Baeda, an Israeli and Palestinian who have joined together to lead Road to Recovery (RtR), an organization of volunteers who drive Palestinians, mostly children, from their homes in the West Bank or Gaza to hospital appointments in Israel for urgent medical treatments that are not available in their home communities.
The City University of New York Lehman College will host a daylong career readiness workshop for approximately 50 alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program on June 14, 2019.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) announces the selection of 12 fellows who will take part in joint academic projects with host institutions in Africa. The CADFP has funded 397 fellowships for African-born scholars from the United States and Canada to collaborate with over 100 institutions of higher learning in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa in the areas of collaborative research, curriculum co-development and graduate student teaching and mentoring.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Institute of International Education (IIE), in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, invite Greek scholars to apply for the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP). Selected fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and design new curricula, furthering collaborative academic exchange among Greek scholars worldwide.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) recognized 31 U.S. colleges and universities with the IIE Seal of Excellence for achieving their Generation Study Abroad goals at the IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education in February.
Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) will offer fully-funded graduate study opportunities to international students in the STEM fields through the Khalifa University International Graduate Student Program (KUIGSP).
Enabling social justice leaders with the capacity to pursue an advanced degree is fundamental to creating and preserving social justice, according to the most recent report from the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s 10-year alumni tracking study of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowship Program (IFP).
The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) has relaunched and is initiating a second iteration of the Centroamérica Adelante program, focusing its efforts on strengthening and uniting leaders that work to support migrants from the Northern Triangle of Central America.
Treasures of New York: Institute of International Education will trace the 100-year history of this distinguished organization, shedding light on its major accomplishments to promote international education and empower the global exchange of ideas.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) celebrated its 100-year anniversary with its 2019 IIE Summit at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building, and by recognizing The Right Honourable Gordon Brown with the Henry Kaufman Prize. IIE celebrates a century of promoting mutual understanding, cultural exchange, and diplomacy through international education.
IIE distributed $250,000 in one-time grants to 59 Venezuelan undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. institutions who are experiencing financial hardship due to the political situation in their home country.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) announces the winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, which honors outstanding international education initiatives conducted by universities and colleges from among the 1,300 member institutions of the IIENetwork.
The Institute of International Education (IIE), with generous support from Rise Up, is conducting an evaluation of Rise Up programming on approximately 500 participants from the United States, Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Rise Up, a nonprofit based at the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, CA, activates women and girls to transform their lives, families, and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements.
Universities in Africa and African-born academics in the United States and Canada were selected to take part in joint projects as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP). This is an innovative collaboration between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Institute of International Education (IIE), an Advisory Council of prominent African academics, and the United States International University-Africa.
The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing by 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Open Doors 2018, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), highlights the impact of international education on the U.S. higher education sector, examining the numbers and profile of international students in the United States in 2017/18 and of U.S. students receiving academic credit for study abroad in 2016/17.
Alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) from a panel of influential women who work for leading Silicon Valley and Bay Area companies. The women are also mentors for the State Department-sponsored TechWomen Program.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) held its 2018 gala at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on October 15. More than 300 distinguished members of the business, philanthropic, diplomatic, and higher education communities gathered to celebrate the work of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA); the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); and Dr. Jill Biden.
The country of Finland has played an outsized role in protecting the careers and lives of threatened academics amidst the ongoing displacement crisis. IIE and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) recently renewed and expanded an existing partnership to support scholars, artists, and university students from conflict regions.
IIE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. The Prize recognizes outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East.
IIE President and CEO Allan E. Goodman hosted a reception, the Global Celebration of International Education and Engagement, at IIE's international headquarters in New York City to honor the opening of the United Nations General Assembly’s 73rd session.
Investing in committed individuals from marginalized communities has a transformative effect on their lives, the communities in which they reside, and the organizations they are affiliated with, according the latest report from IIE's 10-year alumni tracking study of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program (IFP). Released today, Transformational Leaders and Social Change: IFP Impacts in Africa and the Middle East, provides important insights into the personal, organizational, community, and societal impacts of IFP alumni in Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, and South Africa.
Through TechWomen, a program that empowers emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to create positive impact in their fields and their communities, 100 emerging women leaders from 20 countries will visit the United States for five weeks of peer-to-peer networking and mentoring at Bay Area tech companies.
IIE will administer a fellowship program on behalf of the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR) bringing North American and European researchers to the Brazilian institution to conduct collaborative research projects in high-priority disciplines.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to engage in study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts at “African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for Our Continent,” a Pan-African alumni conference Sept. 14–16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three-day event will focus on economic development and good governance and will acknowledge the legacy of the nearly 6,000 Fellows and Alumni and the communities enriched by them.
A new alliance of universities, international organizations, migrants and refugees, local government, and private sector stakeholders convened for the first time on July 23rd to share best practices and forge strong relationships to support displaced students and scholars.
IIE today awarded the 14th annual IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East to three pairs of Jewish Israelis and Muslim Arabs working to advance peace and reduce tensions in the region. This year three separate initiatives were recognized. Roie Ravitsky and Raed Badir won for their Mosaica Religious Peace Initiative. Dor Dayan and Shadi Khatib won for Middle East Peace Players Tamra/Naharia's All-Star team. Harb Amara and Dr. Nava Sonnenschein won for Change Agents: Jewish and Palestinian Professionals.
Overall, 86,786 international students participated in an intensive English program (IEP) in the United States in 2017, according to recently released IIE data. IEP programs in United States are offered by higher education institutions and independent providers, and are one way for international students to initiate their education in the United States.
Displaced students from Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, and Yemen will be able to find and apply for scholarships, language learning courses, and other post-secondary educational opportunities through the IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER) starting on Monday, May 28.
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, has selected 43 African Universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host 55 African-born scholars to build partnerships between home and host universities and address priority needs at host universities and countries. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya, which coordinates the activities of the Advisory Council.
H.E. Erlan Sagadiev, Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, and H.E. Erzhan Kazyhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States recently joined the Institute of International Education for high level discussions with senior experts from the higher education community and representatives of the U.S. Department of State.
The Institute of International Education was awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Order of Liberty by the President of Portugal, H.E. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the government of Portugal, in recognition of the institutions’ respective work helping displaced students worldwide access higher education and rescuing scholars at a dinner at the Palácio da Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 5.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2016-2017.
Sixteen outstanding scholars from Arctic Council nations will engage in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months through the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative to advance Arctic nations’ shared interest in building resilient communities and sustainable economies.
IIE today announced the publication of a new white paper examining the link between employability and study abroad. Produced in conjunction with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation, the paper shows that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace.
At a ceremony at its New York City headquarters today, the Institute of International Education (IIE) presented Canada with an award for its leading role in the effort to save scholars from targeted persecution and conflict. Canada has worked with IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund to host 22 scholars at 12 institutions of higher education across the country to date.
Qualcomm will welcome award recipients of the 2018 Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Qualcomm Global Scholars Program at its global offices in Seoul and Taipei on March 8 and March 12 respectively. Award recipients will meet with their Qualcomm mentors, who they will work with for the six months of the mentorship program. IIE’s WeTech initiative supports corporate partners interested in advancing educational and professional opportunities for women and girls on a global scale.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking photos and stories that show the impact of the international exchange, scholarship, training, internships and other programs that it manages. The first prize winner will receive a $300 gift card, the second prize winner will receive a $200 gift card, and the third prize winner will receive a $100 gift card. Photo and story submissions will be featured on our websites, marketing materials and social media.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) led a delegation of U.S. institutions to the biannual Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference in Havana, Cuba from February 11 to 17.
The U.S. Department of State has announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students (primarily recent graduates) and Fulbright U.S. Scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) has selected 48 award recipients of the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Qualcomm Global Scholars Program. The awardees are all female students pursuing engineering, computer science, information and communication technology (ICT), or other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related field at eligible universities in India, South Korea, and Taiwan.
IIE presents the annual Andrew Heiskell Awards to recognize and honor the most outstanding international higher education initiatives that are being conducted by universities and colleges among more than 1,300 member institutions in the IIENetwork. The backgrounder provides an overview of the programs who received awards and honorable mentions. You can see full profiles of this year’s winning initiatives and all 140 programs that have been recognized since the awards’ inception 2002 on IIE’s Best Practices Resource.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced the 2018 winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. The awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalizing the campus, study abroad, and international partnership programs.
IIE announced the first round of Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants today. The funds will be disbursed to 50 U.S. students to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad in 2018.
IIE presented its 2017 IIE Europe Award for Excellence in International Education to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece for their outstanding support for IIE’s Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program. The award was created in 2011 to recognize an individual or organization for furthering the mission of IIE and impacting higher education in Europe.
Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. 142 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 4,000 applicants and were identified in partnership with IIE.
Leaders, Contexts, and Complexities is the third report in a landmark 10-year study of the fellowships program. Drawing on discussions with 268 IFP alumni and other stakeholders, the report goes beneath the surface of conventional evaluation to reveal how political, economic, and social obstacles can limit opportunities to their ability to further social change.
According to the 2017 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students in the United States increased by three percent over the prior year, and the number of American students studying abroad increased by four percent from the prior year.
Open Doors 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. The research is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Under the Stevens Initiative, IIE’s Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program will use virtual exchange technology to form peer-to-peer relationships between university students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank, and the United States who are enrolled in a diverse range of courses focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).
On October 22-26, an IIE delegation went to Sudan to explore the potential for partnerships between U.S. and Sudanese higher education institutions at a critical point in the bilateral relationship when Sudan is opening up due to the recent lifting of longstanding sanctions.
The Institute of International Education has announced a new Fellowship in honor and memory of the life and public service of international development pioneer Martin Kriesberg, to fund graduate education to help U.S. Fulbright alumni to build their skills to enter and succeed in public service careers.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is issuing a call to U.S. campuses to nominate for emergency support up to 5 enrolled degree-seeking students who are citizens of Caribbean nations facing major financial difficulty as a result of the recent devastating hurricanes.
At the Institute of International Education's Gala on October 16 at The Pierre in New York City, more than 300 business, education, government, foundation and policy leaders joined IIE to recognize Santander US for its role in providing educational opportunities to students with financial need, and to pay tribute to Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for his lifelong commitment to philanthropy and education.
Universities in Africa and African-born academics in the United States and Canada can now apply for funding to take part in joint projects as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
The study shows that studying abroad for longer periods of time has a high impact on subsequent job offers and career advancement as well as the development of foreign language and communication skills.
IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. Apply by October 13, 2017.
Jonathan Lembright, Head of IIE's Southeast Asia Office, and IIE Director Jessica Loh published an article in the Handbook on Internationalisation of Higher Education on the role of higher education in fostering civic values and global citizens.
New research shows that the number of international students who come to the United States for high school has more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 to nearly 82,000. California, New York and Texas are the top host states.
This summer, thirty Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars hailing from a cross-section of twenty-eight prominent United States and Canadian universities are traveling to Greece to conduct academic projects with their peers at Greek universities as part of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.
With less than 4% of Ethiopian girls staying in school through 11th grade and even fewer going on to higher education, there is a serious gender gap in Ethiopia. Two new reports from IIE suggest highly effective ways to change this trajectory.
Fourteen new multilateral university partnerships have been created by the Global Innovation Initiative, a program funded by the U.S. and UK governments to foster multilateral research collaboration with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia.