International Education Week (IEW), November 16-22, 2020, is 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 supporting efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities is encouraged.
Though International education and exchanges have been impacted by the COVID-19 health pandemic, the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs remain committed to promoting the benefits of international education and exchanges and encouraging students to study abroad when it is safe again. Promoting educational exchange between nations is vital to our country’s economic competitiveness and national security, and is a strategic priority. U.S. communities and institutions gain intellectual and cross-cultural capital as well as business and professional networks from opportunities to exchange students, teachers, and scholars and from more internationalized classrooms and campuses. Join us in celebrating #IEW2020.