AEFE, a public institution. The scale, diversity and importance of the French school network abroad, has led to the establishment of a specialized structure that is completely dedicated to this network. The agency for French Education Abroad(AEFE) was founded in 1990. It is established as a national agency under the administration of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Its primary mission is to guarantee and boost the French education system abroad and as such it runs most of the foreign French Education institutions.