Institute of International Education

About Institute of International Education

In 1919, the founders of the Institute of International Education believed that international education could build a more secure and equitable world. Today, we touch the lives of more than 29,000 people in 180 countries each year through the programs that we administer, helping to educate the next generation of leaders and serving as a lifeline to the world’s most imperiled students, scholars, and artists.

As we look ahead to IIE’s next 100 years, we extend thanks to our partners, donors, and higher education institutions that share our commitment to deepening ties among individuals and nations. We are privileged to administer The Fulbright Program, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In addition, we provide support for ECA’s EducationUSA network.

Our work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) includes The Language Flagship and Boren Awards. These programs promote language learning, enabling better communication between the United States and other nations. IIE collaborates with a range of foundation, corporate, and government partners – such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – to strengthen democracies and to touch and improve countless lives.


Inbound Advising Intern

September 2017 Washington, DC
“I enjoyed working with the inbound advising team and enjoyed having the space to be creative ”
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