Celebrating the 15th Annual International Education Week

Posted by Evan M. Ryan
November 17, 2014
State Department Exchange Program Participants Jump for a Fun Photo

This year marks the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW), our worldwide recognition of the benefits of international education and exchange.  Throughout this week, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education jointly encourage educational institutions, local governments, community organizations, embassies, individuals, and private organizations to celebrate IEW.

Since 1972, the U.S. Department of State has funded the Open Doors survey and resulting annual report.  As the primary source of critical data on international student mobility, Open Doors drives the strategies of thousands of U.S. colleges and universities seeking to attract international students to their campuses, as well as various foreign governments and scholarship agencies who realize the importance of educating students in the United States.  The Open Doors report also presents data on U.S. students studying abroad; IEW is an opportunity for us to underscore the importance of U.S. students studying internationally to acquire language skills, as well as the regional and global perspectives necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

Below are some highlights from the Open Doors Report to kick-off #IEW2014:

Open-Doors-2014-Infographic-U.S

About the Author: Evan M. Ryan serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Follow @ECA_AS on Twitter.

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Iraq
November 18, 2014
God is reconciling to all and I hope to be one of the participants with you in this tutorial we learned I holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and I want to complete my studies at a US university for master's and doctor degree and goal from optional to you because American universities and yours universal education for all of the advanced university scientifically Alm.o me you all respect and appreciation
Roibn I.
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Bangladesh
November 19, 2014
Though I can not attend that anniversary but I am very happy ti see those smiling image.
Tetee T.
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Liberia
November 19, 2014
Just want to extend thanks and appreciation to the U . S Government for the initiative of empowering young people around the world to become potential future leaders for tomorrow. It is my prayer that God reward you accordingly. I appreciate the job well done.

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