What is IEW?

International Education Week 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 the efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

IEW is celebrated by schools and institutions throughout the nation. The choice of week is determined by the school but it is generally celebrated the third week of November each year. The aims of this event are to provide an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and global exchange.

Learn more about this week at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website: http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/international-education-week