At IIE, we believe that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. Our vision is a peaceful, equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas and greater understanding between people and cultures.
IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world.
We focus on work that achieves the following:
IIE develops and implements many of the world’s most effective and prestigious scholarship and training programs.
IIE helps governments and corporations develop an educated workforce and prepare students and professionals to succeed in the global economy.
Promoting Access to Opportunity
IIE provides opportunities to underserved populations, protects scholars and students in danger and encourages teaching and learning across cultures.
Our Goals and Impact
IIE is committed to measuring the impact and outcomes of our programs at the individual, institutional and environmental levels. The examples on this page include programs supported by the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the Government of Brazil, Cargill, and a combination of public and private funds. They illustrate our strategy of continuously evaluating both the benefits that program activities provide to participants and the objectives that the programs are designed to achieve. To measure these outcomes, IIE engages in a number of qualitative and quantitative methods of program evaluation, including surveys, comparative case studies, interviews, focus groups and observations.