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Institute of International Education

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Keeping It Global for International Education Week

Monica Medina | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Monica Medina

International Education Week, which is designed to promote cross-cultural learning, started with President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he made it a joint initiative between the US Department of State and the Department of Education. Today, it's celebrated around the world, in over 100 countries.

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Why Hostels May Be the 21st Century Embassies

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Josue Lopez Calderon

There are several reasons, but quite simply, hostels are really a diplomatic experience due to the people you meet, the food you eat and the social experiences you share together.

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the U.S. Innovate in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

As the relationship between Latin America and emerging regions such as Asia remains strong, the argument for optimally engaging America's largest diaspora, Hispanics, in U.S. foreign policy has never been more essential.

What Will It Take to Increase Study Abroad?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The Institute of International Education (IIE) wants hundreds of thousands more U.S. students to study abroad by the end of the decade. That's a tall order, even for an organization considered to be the leader in international education exchange.

Busting the Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Perhaps study abroad is not for you, and if that's the case, it's okay. But if you're saying "no" due to any one of these misperceptions, do your research before you decide not to go.

Rebuilding the House of Wisdom

Athanasios Moulakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Athanasios Moulakis

Iraq has ingrained traditions of learning, including the professional academic preparation of women. Whatever can be said for the American invasion, it devastated Iraqi higher education.

The Most And Least Popular Study Abroad Locales

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Institute of International Education's recently released Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange found that .8 percent fewer America...

Agent Provocateur

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Megan Shank

Federal law prohibits compensation-based recruiting of students who qualify for financial aid, but it doesn't apply to the international students who contribute $18 billion annually to the U.S. economy.