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International Education Week 2020

International Education Week (IEW), November 16-20, 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 part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations. Individuals and institutions tend to hold IEW events as it is convenient for them in their local communities. We want you to celebrate as much and as often as you like. To that end, we are providing promotional materials that allow you the flexibility to promote events whenever they may be planned!

To connect with and host international exchange participants living in your own community, contact the Global Ties office near you.

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What is Open Doors?

The annual ECA-funded Open Doors report is a definitive survey on international and U.S. higher education student mobility. The briefing offers the public and members of the media access to the newest data available from the annual ECA-funded Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Report highlights will include survey results on international and U.S. student mobility, the top sending and receiving countries, and statistics on student demographics.

Look out for Department-issued releases on this study and check the Open Doors Website on November 16 to view the full report and obtain resources to help promote country-specific mobility statistics.



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The IEW 2020 theme is Engaged. Resilient. Global. As an international community we’ve faced unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. However, ECA remains engaged with our international community, resilient and committed to working with U.S. and international institutions globally.

Share with us on social media how you're celebrating International Education Week using the hashtag #IEW2020! 

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