Monday, November 15, 2010

International Education Week - All This Week!

This week, November 15-19, marks the 11th annual International Education Week (IEW) - an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the U.S. Government’s effort to promote programs in the United States and overseas that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

The latest Open Doors report reaffirms the United States as the destination of preference for international students and cites international student enrollments in U.S. higher education institutions are at the highest levels ever with 690,923 international students studying in the United States during the 2009-2010 academic year (Open Doors 2010). U.S. students who study abroad are choosing increasingly diverse locations overseas; 260,327 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit during academic year 2008-2009 (Open Doors 2010).
The IEW 2010 website includes a video message from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a statement from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as well as promotional materials, interactive features, and opportunities to post and view planned events celebrating international educational exchanges around the world. 

Secretary Clinton said, “Diplomacy does not just happen between government officials.  It also happens between individuals through people to people connections and student exchanges are some of the most important people to people connections we can have.  For hundreds of thousands of students each year, exchanges promote mutual understanding and bring people of different nations together to share ideas and compare values…The Department of State remains committed to these exchanges and we strongly support expanding study abroad opportunities to a diverse range of communities so that talented students around the world can tap into the power and possibility of international exchanges.”  In that spirit, we encourage the participation of all people and institutions interested in international education -- schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations.  Please be sure to visit the IEW site and submit your events.

***IEW is on Facebook! Help us reach our goal of reaching 2,000 fans by IEW by liking our Facebook page today!  You may also follow Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock on Twitter (@AnnatState) to join the discussion and get updates on IEW.*** 

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Thank you for your support of International Education Week!


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