Dear IIENetwork Members,
All of us at the Institute of International Education wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season. Thank you for all you do throughout the year to help students, scholars and other individuals around the world gain valuable international experience. We appreciate your membership in the IIENetwork, and we are particularly grateful to all those campuses who have taken part in our international partnership programs, hosted threatened scholars through the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, offered emergency assistance for students from Syria, Iran, or the Philippines, or partnered with us on the many scholarship and fellowship programs we have the privilege to administer for our sponsors.
We are also grateful to each and every IIENetwork member for expanding the role of international education on their campus. The issues confronting today’s leaders require the ability to understand and address both local and global challenges. In order to build inclusive and prosperous communities, future leaders must possess the knowledge, skills, and cultural understanding that can transcend the borders of our interconnected world. You will be hearing from us shortly about our plans for Generation Study Abroad, our new initiative to double the number of students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
We look forward to working with you in the coming years to make this vision a reality.
Allan E. Goodman,