INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: 11/14-11/18
This week, November 14-18, marks the 12th 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 723,277 international students studying in the United States during the 2010-2011 academic year. Additionally, Open Doors shows U.S. students who study abroad are choosing increasingly diverse locations overseas; 270,604 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit during academic year 2009-2010.
The IEW 2011 website includes messages from U.S. and international leaders, as well as promotional materials, interactive features, and opportunities to post and view planned events celebrating international educational exchanges around the world. 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.