Program Profile

Institute of International Education (IIE) – HIVE


Institute of International Education's (IIE) Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange (HIVE) program uses virtual exchange to form peer-to-peer relationships between university students in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank, and the United States.

Students grow their collaboration and communication skills, intercultural understanding, and civic and global engagement by working together on small projects. IIE draws on their extensive experience and networks in the United States and MENA to launch HIVE.

  • Number of Participants: 1,000
  • Participant Age Group: Undergraduate/Young Adult
  • Partners in the United States: Eastern Washington University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Montana State University, University of Arizona, University of California – Davis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Partners in the Middle East and North Africa: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Alexandria University, American University in Cairo, American University of Beirut, Palestine Technical University Kadoorie
  • Project Duration: 15 Months (October 2017 – December 2018)