IIE is honored to manage programs like the Fulbright U.S. Student, Foreign Student, U.S. Scholar and Visiting Scholar component of the Fulbright Program - the flagship exchange program of the U.S. Department of State.
Our approach to international education—diverse, borderless, impactful—is a proven way for governments and organizations to invest in global talent and solidify overseas relationships. Our programs extend our partners’ reach to more than 180 countries around the world, and our robust networks include thousands of universities, government partners, NGOs, and leading companies.
Our team of more than 600 experts worldwide design and implement state-of-the-art educational programs in three overarching areas of work.
Meaningful partnerships help knowledge and human expression thrive across borders. IIE creates cross-border connections between higher education institutions, faculty, and students to cultivate research collaboration, foster diplomacy, build capacity and exchange ideas through programs like the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP).
IIE implements professional development and training programs that improve lives, strengthen communities, and promote economic and social development, such as the Humphrey Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE.
The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) and our many other initiatives to help students and academics in crisis formalize an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for nearly a century to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe.
At IIE, we don’t just believe in the power of international education. We can measure how programs are Opening Minds to the World®. With extensive experience in carrying out all stages of program monitoring and evaluation, we have a unique combination of international education subject matter expertise and M&E acumen. Our data is used to assess the impact of myriad scholarship, fellowship and training programs for our clients, and inform policy worldwide.
Our decades of learning allow us to provide top-notch consulting and research insights to higher education institutions, nonprofit, and for profit organizations and governments around the globe.
Foreign exchanges fulfill the IIE mission of building leadership skills and enhancing the capacity of individual and organizations to address local and global challenges.
Through our IIENetwork, we share our extensive knowledge and decades of experience with others who are working to internationalize their campuses and build international partnerships.
IIE works with NGOs, consultants, universities, and companies from around the globe to provide top-quality programming, goods, and services in support of IIE’s programs.
IIE is deeply grateful to the 140 foreign governments and the hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States that participate in and contribute to the success of the Fulbright Student Programs, the Hubert Humphrey Fellows Program, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Programs, along with the sponsoring agency, the U.S. Department of State.