In addition to study abroad and career development guides, our publications include reports on education and economic outlooks across world regions, diversity in international education, developing strategic international partnerships and global educational mobility.
Revisiting and expanding on our 2010 offering, this publication is a longitudinal study of personal, intercultural and career development based on a survey of AIFS alumni from 1990 to 2017.
In today’s competitive economy, it takes more than a college degree to convince employers that graduates are ready for the workforce. This paper, from IIE and the AIFS Foundation, synthesizes leading-edge research to demonstrate that in this globalized era, study abroad has become one of the most powerful ways to prove to employers that graduates have in-demand skills for the contemporary workplace. This paper outlines best practices for high education institutions, industry, and graduates to better articulate the value of study abroad for the contemporary marketplace.
Studying abroad equips students with real-life, hands-on skills that no classroom can match, while opening up a world of personal and professional opportunities. This book, co-authored by international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, International Institute of Education (IIE) President Allan Goodman, and AIFS President and CEO William L. Gertz, contains critical information parents will need to inform themselves, as well as support their high school or college student as they navigate the study abroad experience. Full of practical information written specifically for parents, the authors make a strong case for the importance of parental involvement that can influence and shape a successful cross-cultural experience. (Also available in Spanish)
Studying abroad offers students a competitive advantage and cross-cultural competence that open up a world of career opportunities, say three leading experts in study abroad. Highlighting the impact of globalization, international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, IIE president Allan Goodman, and AIFS founder Sir Cyril Taylor make a compelling case for why global experience matters in today’s job market. Their comprehensive and practical guide, published by the Institute of International Education and the AIFS Foundation, is equally useful for students, parents, educators, career counselors and study abroad advisers.
In this report, Dr. Steven W. Shirley examines the limited participation of male students in study abroad programs. Conducting an original survey and analyzing the data, he identifies factors that may influence participation by males and makes recommendations regarding the marketing of these programs to encourage more male students to study abroad.
This publication compiles and examines the results of the AIFS Outcomes Survey, a study we conducted of our study abroad alumni from the last two decades. This report describes and analyzes how alumni regard the impact of their study abroad experience on their personal and professional lives and documents program participation trends between 1990 and 2010. It also examines international education trends and ways in which to prepare students for the global marketplace.
The goal of this Guide, written by Martin Tillman, is to provide students with a framework to understand the impact and added value of study abroad for their career development. Regardless of duration or destination, we believe students will benefit from considering the career implications of their decision to study abroad.
The Foundation publishes a booklet for study abroad advisors on topics such as diversification of study abroad participants, financial aid, technology, safety, faculty involvement and service-learning. Entitled Study Abroad: A 21st Century Perspective, it focuses on study abroad issues at the dawn of the millennium.
IIE and the AIFS Foundation have teamed up to create a series of Global Education Research Reports.
IIE and the AIFS Foundation have teamed up to create a series of Global Education Research Reports . The first report in this new series, U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership , focuses on educational exchange between the United States and China from multiple perspectives. It seeks to expand the range of information on U.S.-China academic exchange available to study abroad policymakers and practitioners.
The second report in theIIE and AIFS Foundation series, Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility , explores the effects of recent developments in higher education, the world economy, and government policy on global student and scholar mobility. Authors ask how these processes affect the most commonly discussed aspect of international education — the movement of students and scholars across national borders.
The third report in the series, International India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S. , is the only comprehensive volume in recent years to focus on U.S.-India higher education exchanges at a crucial juncture in this important relationship. In this report, Indian and American authors address wide-ranging topics including the process of internationalization and higher education policy debates within India, U.S. government and institutional strategies to improve Indo-U.S. higher education linkages, the growing study abroad relationship between the two countries, and the relationship between higher education, entrepreneurship and the success of the Indian diaspora in the U.S.
In the fourth report of the series, Innovation through Education: Building the Knowledge Economy in the Middle East , authors from a wide range of institutions and organizations describe and analyze current innovations, trends, and issues that countries and institutions in the Middle East are facing as they move toward educational reform and devekopment, as well as exchange projects between Middle Eastern countries and the United States. The reportincludes discussions of institutional planning in the region, women's education, youth exchange, and Arabic language education, and offers a contemporary and erudite examination of global education in building the knowledge economy in the Middle East.
The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed changes in the scale and range of global educational mobility. Currently there are over 3.3 million students studying in a country beyond their own. In this report, the fifth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, Caroline Macready and Clive Tucker describe and analyze 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. This 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. Overall, this report offers a comprehensive overview of the complexity of student mobility worldwide.
In this book, the sixth in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, experts and practitioners from a wide range of higher education institutions and organizations capture the current dynamism and broadened scope of international academic partnerships. This book 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. It also illustrates the myriad ways in which international partnerships enhance, and even transform, the institutions that participate in them, aiding in long-term goals of campus internationalization and preparing students for entry into the global workforce.
The last few decades have been a time of impressive growth and change for higher education in Latin America. Latin America's New Knowledge Economy , the seventh in a series of Global Education Research Reports published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, reviews the policies, institutions, and programs that helped bring about these changes, as well as their outcomes in terms of access, workforce training, and research.
The book also includes an introduction by editor Jorge Balán, which provides historical and comparative context and reflects on the major dilemmas faced by public policy in higher education in the last decade.
Ninth in the Global Education Research Reports series, published by IIE and the AIFS Foundation, Asia: The Next Higher Education Superpower? critically examines the local and global trends driving higher education policies in Asia and their impact on the local and regional knowledge economies. Featuring an impressive group of leading scholars, practitioners, and education policy experts these chapters look at how governments, universities, the private sector, and international organizations are responding to recent trends and meeting the diverse challenges and opportunities across the region. This volume is edited by Rajika Bhandari, IIE's Deputy Vice President for Research and Evaluation, and Alessia Lefébure, Director of the Alliance at Columbia University and Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
The eighth report in the IIE and AIFS Foundation Research Reports series, Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role that women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes the trajectory of transformation that has gained a foothold in recent years, where investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development.
AIFS is a leading organization providing cultural exchange and educational opportunities for students to develop global skills, cross cultural competencies and understanding.
This program opened my eyes to a culture and society I knew very little about. I made great friends and had a fabulous time during the process. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.Jessica Cobb, Western Michigan University
I chose this program because of everything it offered. The fact that everything was included made the experience much less stressful. The people working for the program definitely ensured we got the most out of our time here. The AIFS cultural activities and excursions were excellent. It was a wonderful life experience I will have with me forever.Stephanie Bingham, Oklahoma State University
Growing up with an au pair made me much more aware that there were cultures and societies other than mine. This had a significant impact on me specifically because I was exposed to foreign cultures at such a young age.Ryan Comerford, age 21