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Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month 2024

May 22, 2024

IIE is proud to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and pay tribute to the contributions and leadership of Jewish Americans to IIE, the field of international education, and the world. To commemorate Jewish Heritage Month this year, we took a look back at the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German (later Foreign) Scholars. In […]

Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

May 16, 2024

A Q&A with IIE Team Member and Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Affinity Group Co-Lead Athena Lao IIE proudly joins in recognizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, celebrating the many contributions and accomplishments of these diverse communities. The month, which began in 1977 as Asian Pacific Heritage Week, was selected to […]

Reflections on Building Bridges: A Journey with IAPP Thailand

May 5, 2024

As the curtain closes on the study tour portion of the International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) journey to Thailand, participants return home not just with memories of a vibrant country but with a newfound perspective on international collaboration and the transformative power of educational partnerships. The recent captivating study tour — just one element of […]

HIVER: Building Bridges between U.S. and MENA Through Inclusive Virtual Exchange

April 24, 2024

At IIE, we believe international education and exchange should be a part of everyone’s educational journey. In fact, IIE is the first private organization to facilitate international exchanges — with our earliest programs dating more than a century ago. Today, we continue to develop and administer cutting-edge educational programs and resources that promote access to […]

Celebrating a Year in Expanding Access and Equity

April 17, 2024

A year ago, IIE launched the Center for Access and Equity to build upon our 100+ years mission of increasing international higher education opportunities for all. It’s an ambitious but valuable goal; one that we are continuing to strive to achieve daily. Data continues to show that while progress has been made, there is more […]

International Educational Exchange: An Antidote to Rising Isolationism

April 2, 2024

Exchange Alumni Are The World’s Best Ambassadors for Cross-Cultural Understanding In 2024, more than seventy elections will take place in countries that are home to 4.2 billion people—more than half the global population. Elections can have a wide range of political, social, and economic effects, leading to significant policy shifts that will shape our future. […]

Unlocking Opportunities for Institutional Engagement with India

March 14, 2024

Four Reasons Why U.S. and Indian Higher Education Institutions Should Partner I was privileged to help lead  IIE’s delegation of U.S. university leaders to India, facilitating discussions with representatives from more than 60 Indian institutions; visiting key academic hubs in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; and exploring opportunities for student and scholar exchange, collaborative research, and […]

Investing in Women Throughout the Years

March 14, 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month With a Retrospective IIE joins the world in its celebrations of International Women’s Day and  Women’s History Month in the United States.  The global community has made significant strides in gender equity, especially in higher education and employment. Yet many challenges endure; the pay gap, on average, persists and gender-based violence […]

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