Our Mission

Expanding horizons for global citizenship through education and exchange.

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
— Malala Yousafzai, Education Activist


  • To increase participation in education abroad programs by traditionally underrepresented student groups.
  • To facilitate the acquisition of foreign language skills by more students.
  • To support institutions that offer full-immersion programs and that are actively promoting socially responsible study abroad programs.
  • To support students that do not have the financial means to study abroad.
  • To provide means for students to make positive contribution to host culture while studying abroad through community service activities
  • To inspire students to become civically engaged while study abroad, and in their home communities upon return.
  • To increase students’ level of intercultural competence
  • To support research and scholarship in the fields of linguistics, language acquisition, cultural exchange and intercultural competence



The Foundation for Intercultural Exchange offers scholarships to students who are committed to Service-Learning and desire to participate in study abroad programs that integrate community engagement into their academic curriculum, as part of a cultural full-immersion. Read more.