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For over 50 years, books and reports published by the Institute of International Education have been a standard reference resources for students and advisors alike. Annual publications such as Open Doors, Funding for United States Study, and the IIEPassport Study Abroad Directory are key resources that offer comprehensive information on student mobility and study abroad programs, grants, and fellowships. IIE's research reports and policy papers serve as a rapid response to the changing landscape of international education. 

We encourage you to learn more about our publications online at On this site, you can download briefing papers and presentations on myriad topics related to international education, and browse through an archive of IIE's reports.

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Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages 
Edited by Susan Buck Sutton and Daniel Obst

Developing Strategic International Partnerships, the sixth book in the Global Education Research Reports series, compiles a panorama of mutually beneficial partnership programs from across the globe, and features recommendations, models, and strategies for initiating, managing, and sustaining a range of international linkages. Available at

IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators: Resources for Networking and Internationalizing Your Campus

The IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators lists more than 6,000 professionals at over 1,200 higher education institutions (study abroad directors, international student advisers, university presidents, and more) who are active participants in international educational exchange. The 2012 handbook includes contact information for all IIE offices in the U.S. and abroad, as well as information about EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinators and Fulbright Commissions globally. The publication serves as a comprehensive resource tool for higher education institutions that are seeking to create international linkages. Available at

Joint and Double Degree Programs: An Emerging Model for Transatlantic Exchange
Edited by Daniel Obst and Matthias Kuder

Transatlantic degree programs such as dual diplomas, joint degrees, and consortia have gained prominence in international higher education. Joint and Double Degree Programs features practical recommendations and detailed strategies for developing and delivering joint and double degree programs from higher education administrators and practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic. Available at

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Open Doors 2012: Report on International Educational Exchange (preorder)
Edited by Patricia Chow and Rajika Bhandari 

The annual Open Doors Report provides a longstanding, comprehensive statistical analysis of academic mobility between the United States and the nations of the world. Open Doors, published with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, features graphic displays, especially data maps, tables, figures, and to-the-point policy-oriented analysis. Available at

Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions
Edited by Rajika Bhandari, Raisa Belyavina, and Robert Gutierrez 

Against the backdrop of student mobility trends, this report provides a broad view of what 17 key countries are doing at the national and institutional level to attract international students and to send more of their own students abroad. This book focuses not on the mobility data itself, but rather on its context: the internationalization policies and strategies that ultimately drive mobility numbers for each host and sending country. Each of the country sections is authored by a national academic mobility research institution or organization privy to in-depth knowledge of their country's internationalization strategies. Available at

Who Goes Where and Why? An Overview and Analysis of Global Educational Mobility
By Caroline Macready and Clive Tucker 

This book describes and analyzes current information on how and why students choose their study abroad destinations, and the ways in which national policies in a variety of host and sending countries impact students' decisions. The report also provides a thorough analysis of the Exchange Visitor Program in the United States, using statistics provided to the authors by the U.S. Department of State. Available at

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Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals 
With over 500 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States. An invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. Available at

Intensive English USA 2012 
Intensive English USA is the most complete guide to English language instruction in the United States. The directory features programs and courses offered by accredited U.S. higher educational institutions and U.S. English language schools. Available at
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The Opening Minds blog is IIE’s take on how the field of international education continues to change. Here, IIE’s leaders explore global student mobility, institutional partnerships, international development, and other topics and trends that are shaping higher education around the world. Opening Minds is a space to examine new ideas, confront challenging issues, reflect on different experiences, and ultimately provide some insight into what IIE's leaders do, why they are doing it, and whether it’s working.

The growing team of Opening Minds bloggers consists of staff from across IIE’s diverse centers of excellence and domestic and international offices. These bloggers look forward to addressing some of the most important issues in international education today and hope that you will read, share, and comment with us. 

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