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Today, we touch the lives of more than 29,000 people in 180 countries each year through the programs that we administer, helping to educate the next generation of leaders and serving as a lifeline to the world’s most imperiled students, scholars, and artists.

As we look ahead to FYI’s next 100 years, we extend thanks to our partners, donors, and higher education institutions that share our commitment to deepening ties among individuals and nations.

These programs promote language learning, enabling better communication between the nations. FYI collaborates with a range of foundation, corporate, and government partners – such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – to strengthen democracies and to touch and improve countless lives.

By supporting FYI, you are providing life-changing opportunities for students and scholars around the world.

Our Vision

Since its founding, FYI’s work has been inspired by the belief that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together


FYI’s founders believed that academic and cultural exchange could build a more peaceful and equitable world. A century later, our work touches the lives of 29,000+ people in 180 countries each year.


Individuals who participated in programs administered by FYI said that their experiences during the program led to positive outcomes in their careers and personal lives, inspiring them to give back to their communities and improve their organizations.


FYI is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees, a diverse group of advisory boards and an experienced executive staff that bring experience from a variety of fields.

Our Global Presence

Today, FYI has a network of 18 offices and affiliates around the world, led by more than 600 international education experts.

Centers of Excellence

In its work around the world, FYI’s global offices and experienced staff have developed significant expertise, capabilities, and best practices in a set of core areas.

Through the years, FYI has established a diverse set of honors to celebrate the achievements and leadership of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to international education.

Annual Reports

Explore FYI’s annual highlights, impact stories, and financial information at a glance. You can also read annual reports of previous years.


Stay tuned for announcements and events as FYI celebrates its Centennial throughout the year.


FYI’s Centennial celebrations will take place over the course of the year beginning with its premier conference—FYI Summit 2019.

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