IIE at NAFSA 2022

June 7, 2022 June 3, 2022
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IIE was pleased to reconnect with longtime colleagues and make new connections at the 2022 NAFSA conference! You can continue to access the information provided on our programs and initiatives on this page. Thanks to all who took time to meet with IIE experts and joined our power hours–we look forward to seeing you next year in Washington, D.C.!

Whether you’re attended NAFSA virtually or in person, we welcome you to:

And find more information on IIE at NAFSA by visiting:

Work With Us

TOEFL ITP in the United States

IIE is the Country Master Distributor of the TOEFL ITP® tests in the U.S., continuing our collaboration with ETS to expand the reach of TOEFL ITP assessment tools to advance access to educational opportunities. Organizations can become a TOEFL ITP test center.

Contact: TOEFLITP.US@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Allison Bush Dahill

Launch a Scholarship Program

IIE specializes in the international exchange of people and ideas, managing many of the world’s most prestigious global scholarships. Through a wide variety of educational programs sponsored by the U.S. government, corporations, foundations, and foreign governments, we annually work with thousands of U.S. and international educational institutions and more than 29,000 students, scholars, and professionals around the globe. 

Contact: development@iie.org

Build International Partnerships

Through our Center for International Partnerships, we create cross-border connections between higher education institutions, faculty, and students to cultivate research collaborations, foster diplomacy, build capacity, and exchange ideas. We also provide thought leadership and training to support strategic partnership development worldwide.

Contact: cip@iie.org

Develop a Talented Workforce

We implement professional development and training programs that improve lives, strengthen communities, and promote economic and social development, such as the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by IIE. 

Contact: development@iie.org

Protect Students, Scholars, and Artists

IIE’s history of supporting students, scholars, and artists in emergencies dates back to our founding in 1919. Through the Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF), the Artist Protection Fund, IIE PEER, and the IIE Emergency Student Fund, we help safeguard the lives, voices, and ideas of intellectuals and future leaders around the globe.

Resource: Providing a Critical Lifeline and Transforming Lives

Internationalize Your Campus
We support institutions’ internationalization goals, leveraging our global presence and expertise to conduct activities such as international student outreach and recruitment and building partnerships for academic exchange and research.

Monitor & Evaluate Your Impact

Our extensive experience enables us to conduct all stages of program monitoring and evaluation. We assess the impact of myriad scholarship, fellowship, and training programs for our clients.

Contact: rel@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Mirka Martel, Leah Mason, Julie Baer, and Natalya Andrejko

Research Services

We provide top-notch consulting and research insights to higher education institutions, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and governments around the globe, leveraging over 60 years of research on international mobility and higher education.

Contact: rel@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Mirka Martel, Leah Mason, Julie Baer, and Natalya Andrejko

Resource: Recent Research and Reports from IIE

U.S. Exchange Visitor Sponsorship

IIE is honored to be a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA Program, providing international students and scholars with the opportunity to enter the U.S. and complete academic exchanges under the J-1 non-immigrant visa.

Contact: jvisasponsorhip@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Hilary Hartley, Kristina Scheurle

Become an IIE Member

Through our 10,000+ member IIENetwork, we share our extensive knowledge and decades of experience with others working to internationalize their campuses and build international partnerships. Becoming a member of our IIENetwork grants you special access to IIE’s membership services and benefits.

Contact: membership@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Lindsay Calvert, Ashley Stipek, or Cori Crisfield

Resource: Harness the Power of International Education with an IIENetwork Membership



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Explore Programs, Awards, and Resources at NAFSA

Boren Awards for International Study: Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Boren Awards provide scholarships and fellowships focusing on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Contact: boren@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Kyle Cox

Fulbright Programs: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by IIE, the flagship Fulbright programs operate in more than 160 countries worldwide and provide participants with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, and exchange ideas.

Contact: fulbright@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Booth P1201

EducationUSA: EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in 178 countries and territories, which promotes U.S. higher education by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S.

Contact: educationusa@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Booth P1201

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions.

Contact: gilmanadvisors@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Megan Wilmot

Global Engineering Education Exchange Consortium

Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E³) in 1995. Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in over 20 countries, students at over 70 universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 250-300 students a year.

Contact: ge3@iie.org | Meet @ NAFSA: Jill Marie Tolfa


IIE Senior International Officer (SIO) of the Year Award

Nominations are now open for the IIE Senior International Officer (SIO) of the Year Award, presented annually to an SIO who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in internationalization. Self-nominations and third-party nominations looking at the career trajectory of a SIO should be submitted by June 24th for consideration.

Contact: Sylvia Jons | Eligibility & Nomination Form

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Join The IIE Team

Explore career opportunities at IIE and learn why we were certified a Great Place to Work organization! Details on our robust benefits package and talent philosophy are also available on IIE Careers.

Contact: hr@iie.org | Meet@ NAFSA: Matt Kelly


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Network at IIE Power Hours

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Come to the IIE booth P1314 in the NAFSA Expo Hall to recharge with refreshments, to network with IIE team members and fellow attendees, and to learn how to leverage the Power of International Education! The Power Hour schedule below is an opportune time to fuel up and speak directly with IIE experts from the featured departments, along with receiving information about the breadth of IIE’s work.

Tuesday, May 31, 2:00pm – IIE TOEFL ITP Services

Building on IIE’s success as TOEFL ITP Country Master Distributors in IIE locations around the world, we have expanded to manage marketing and sales of TOEFL ITP to clients in the United States on behalf of ETS including colleges and universities, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, and Intensive English programs.

Wednesday, June 1, 9:00am – U.S. Exchange Visitor Sponsorship

IIE is honored to be a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA Program, providing international students and scholars with the opportunity to enter the U.S. and complete academic exchanges under the J-1 non-immigrant visa.

Wednesday, June 1, 2:00pm – Project Atlas

Meet IIE’s Project Atlas partners to discuss the latest trends in global academic mobility. Project Atlas is a unique network of leading academic mobility research and government institutes worldwide whose work sheds light on the national, regional, and international dynamics of student mobility

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 9:00am – Intensive English Program Data Release

Connect with IIE’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning (REL) team to discuss the newly released Open Doors® Intensive English Program (IEP) data, which highlights trends in international student mobility at IEPs throughout the United States.


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Attend Our NAFSA Sessions

Navigating the International Education Profession as a Person of Color
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 9:30am – 10:20am MDT
The international education field has come a long way as an established profession. However, international education still needs more diverse representation, especially in leadership roles. Join four international education professionals to hear their career journeys, key career impacts, and how to support future person of color (POC) leaders in their career development and professional journeys.

  • Lindsay Calvert, Lead, IIENetwork, IIE
  • Sherif Barsoum, Associated Vice President for Global Services, New York University
  • Lily Lopez-McGee, Executive Director, Diversity Abroad
  • Rick H. Lee, Senior Associate Director of Academic Programs, Cornell University

Data During a Pandemic: What Was Learned about International Education
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00pm – 1:50pm MDT

Throughout the pandemic, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IDP Connect conducted surveys of students and institutions, collecting critical data to support international educators. In this session, presenters discuss the key findings that emerged from the surveys, including international student perceptions and institutional perspectives.

  • Ryan Fleming, Client Director, IDP Connect
  • Elle Butler, Head of Marketing, North America, IDP Connect
  • David L. Di Maria, Senior International Officer & Associate Vice Provost for International Education, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Mirka Martel, Head of Research, Evaluation, and Learning, IIE

English Language Programs: Industry Overview, Enrollment Data, and Market Trends (IEP Release)
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00pm – 1:50pm MDT

An expert panel from EnglishUSA, IIE’s research & evaluation division, and the Department of Commerce discuss trends in international student mobility and the impact on English language programs. Presenters provide information from newly released Open Doors data and updates on trends in key recruitment markets for English language programs.

  • Julie Baer, Research Specialist, IIE
  • Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director, EnglishUSA
  • Gabriela Zelaya, Global Education Team Leader, Department of Commerce

COVID-19 Impacts on International Education Exchange in Germany, Japan, and the United States
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00pm – 1:50pm MDT

This panel highlights the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on international educational exchange in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. Presenters share findings from national-level survey data of universities and engage the audience in dialogue and reflection on the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from the pandemic and explore a path forward.

  • Leah Mason, Research Lead, IIE
  • Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York, German Academic Exchange Service
  • Yukiko Ishikura, Associate Professor, Osaka University
  • Yuki Nabeshima, Tokyo Metropolitan University

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars: Yes, You Can!
Wednesday, June 1, 4:30 – 5:20pm MDT

The Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars provide U.S. international education professionals with opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge about participating countries and establish lasting connections with international colleagues. Learn the components of a successful application from former participants who share their experiences and insights.

  • Jay C Ward, Associate Director, Office of International Programs, San Francisco State University
  • Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, IIE
  • Wesley Young, Director, Services for International Students & Scholars, University of California, Davis
  • Parinaz Zartoshty, Director, International Student & Scholar Services and Interim Director, Study Abroad and Away, San Jose State University

Driving Decisions with Online Data Resources

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 9:30am – 10:20am MDT
Three international education thought leaders from IIE’s Open Doors, AACRAO’s EDGE, and NAFSA’s Economic Value Tool teams will facilitate an interactive session showcasing online resources. The panelists hope this interactive session gives attendees the confidence to navigate online resources for their institutional needs.

  • Natalya Andrejko, Research Officer, IIE
  • Julia Funaki, Director, ACCRAO – International
  • Erica Stewart, Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, NAFSA

International Scholars at U.S. Universities: Sustaining and Repairing Research Pipelines
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2:30pm – 3:20pm MDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the mobility of international scholars to U.S. universities, damaging a critical pipeline for international research and innovation. This session will present trends in international scholar mobility to U.S. campuses and discuss insights, effective practices and advocacy for sustaining international research pipelines in the future.

  • Mirka Martel, Head of Research, Evaluation & Learning, IIE
  • Julie Taylor, Director of Academic Relations for Fulbright, IIE
  • Cindy Fan, SIO, UCLA International Institute

Paths to a Global Experience: Virtual Exchanges, Diversity and Inclusion
Friday, June 3, 2022, 9:30am – 10:20am MDT

The COVID-19 pandemic increased virtual exchange programs and the discussion on greater access and equity in study abroad. Whether through COIL, virtual internships, or other pursuits, panelists will discuss how virtual exchange broadens opportunities for students of various backgrounds to have global experiences.

  • Julie Baer, Research Specialist, IIE
  • Veronica Onorevole, Associate Director, ACE
  • Daniel Kramer, Director, U.S. Fulbright Program
  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Founder and Principal, Radial Global Advisory

Investing in Meaningful Non-Credit Abroad Experiences for All Students
Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:30am – 12:20pm MDT

This session will explore the value of non-credit education abroad for tertiary students. Panelists will review the non-credit education abroad landscape, the long-term impact of technology and new models post-COVID, and highlight how institutions and organizations can collaborate to benefit students who participate in non-credit experiences abroad.

  • Leah Mason, Research Lead, IIE
  • Zach Mohs, Interim Assistant Dean, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota
  • Andrea Custodi, Vice President of Academic Affairs, CAPA, The Global Education Network


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