How do you measure the impact of international education? Is it the number of students who have access to
scholarships, or the brilliant careers and innovations that are launched? The number of lives saved from countries
in crisis, or the impact on future generations when professors are given safe haven so their knowledge is preserved? Preparing more U.S. students for the global workforce, or making the study abroad population more diverse?
Our answer is yes to all of the above. We are privileged every day to meet the students, scholars, teachers and
professionals whose lives and careers have been changed by the work that we do. We invite you to meet some of
these outstanding individuals in the pages of our print annual report, and even more online.
As we grow our alumni networks, enhance our research and evaluation expertise and invest in technologies to
collect and examine data, we are also learning more about the impact these programs have on the world we share.
This year, we have conducted groundbreaking studies on the impact of scholarships and fellowships on those who
take part in them. We are bringing higher education leaders together to explore best practices and convening donors
to maximize the impact of their funding.
One key measure of the value we deliver to those who support our mission is our Charity Navigator rating. IIE
earned a 4-star rating for the eighth year in a row, a distinction that less than 2% of U.S. not-for-profits achieve, and
CNBC named IIE as a top charity changing the world in 2015.
We are fostering meaningful partnerships between universities around the world, engaging faculty and
administrators as well as governing bodies and ministries of education. Our Generation Study Abroad initiative is
working to make study abroad more accessible to all. And our programs around the world are empowering women
and girls to access and thrive in higher education and careers.
As we join with the U.S. Department of State in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program, we
are creating innovative professional and leadership development programs for Fulbright Scholars and Hubert H.Humphrey Fellows from around the world. Since 1946, we have helped Fulbright students foster lasting ties with
their host communities in the U.S. and more than 160 countries.
We look toward our centennial in 2019 with a renewed commitment to address the world’s most urgent problems
through international exchange. We are grateful for the support from the partners and donors who make this work
possible, as well as the higher education community in the United States and around the world.
Thomas S. Johnson
Chairman of the IIE Board of Trustees
Allan E. Goodman
IIE President and CEO