With nearly a century of experience in international education, IIE provides consulting and research services that are unmatched. 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. We provide an in-depth awareness of current and emerging global trends in international education and help organizations better understand and meet their goals.


Our extensive history and experience in international education positions us as an unparalleled consultant in program design, internationalization, scholarship and training management and research and evaluation. We are the global leader in higher education program development and provide consulting services for universities, corporations and governments around the world.

Featured work
  • World Bank PASET
  • Student mobility data collection capacity-building workshops

Technical Assistance

IIE connects skilled individuals with capacity restricted organizations. We address specific needs in economic growth, education, health, youth and development, humanitarian assistance and other technical areas. For example, through Emerging Markets Development Advisers, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries.

Featured work

Research & Insights

IIE pioneers applied research and policy analysis in the field of international student mobility. Our research projects, including Open Doors, Project Atlas and the Global Education Research Reports, help measure and document trends in international academic exchange. Our Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact carries out customized research on academic mobility and the internationalization of higher education.

Previous Clients
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. higher education institutions
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • World Bank

Our Research Approach

IIE’s research Center maintains the highest standards in carrying out rigorous and impartial research, while also following best practices in data confidentiality. To balance IIE’s need to keep data confidential with the needs of scholars, the media, and other interested organizations to obtain data on global student mobility, we assess each research request and its goals and intended use carefully. We especially welcome research requests where the findings will be:

  • Used to promote scholarly research and expand the knowledge base of international education and mobility
  • Used by U.S. and overseas educational agencies for facilitating student exchange and mobility
  • Used by the private sector to facilitate student recruitment for employment in the students’ home countries or home regions

Please use the following form to submit your online request. IIENetwork members receive a 10% discount on our research services.

IIE Publications
Open Doors 2020 book cover

IIE Publications