Celebrating the 13th Annual International Education Week

Posted by Ann Stock
November 15, 2012

International education is vital to strengthening economies and societies in the United States and around the world. More and more people and governments recognize its importance. This year we are excited to partner with schools, communities, and U.S. embassies around the world to celebrate the 13th annual International Education Week.

We kicked off the week with our International Virtual College Fair, the largest international virtual college fair in history with participation from almost 200 U.S colleges and universities from all 50 states. We paired them with our team of expert advisors from EducationUSA to help students around the world who want to come to the United States to study. It's been a huge success with over 21,000 attendees over a 24-hour period!

Yesterday, to launch International Education Week, we released the 2012 Open Doors report. It contains a wealth of good news and encouraging trends in international education. This year, we broke three key records.

• First, over 764,000 international students came to the United States -- up 6 percent from last year and a new record. International students' cultures, traditions, and diverse backgrounds enrich our classrooms and communities so it's vital that we continue to open our campuses.

• Second, 274,000 American students studied abroad, which is an increase from the year before. What's most exciting is that American students are going to more diverse destinations, outside the traditional Western European locations. These new connections and experiences are vital to help our American citizens in a 21st century workplace.

• Finally, higher education continues to be one of the United States' most important exports. This year, international students in all 50 states contributed $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy, making it a growth industry even in tough economic times.

International education creates strong, lasting relationships between the United States and emerging leaders worldwide. From climate change to food security, these future entrepreneurs, engineers, journalists, policymakers, scientists, and scholars will work together to solve shared global challenges.

Please enjoy the video we created in honor of International Education Week. We asked students around the world to share their pictures of where international education had taken them and saw how study abroad had expanded their world.

It's clear our doors must open both ways. The two-way flow of young people among countries creates not only new friendships, but also generates new perspectives. By increasing the number of international students coming to study here and the number of Americans going to study abroad, we amplify the positive influence the United States can have on the world -- and vice versa!



November 16, 2012

Palgye writes:

i raised some word about inner and foreign policies, i think taht.

Now, i have press political and economical by ... i don`t know but need help from your`s, i want money for abroad or exile.

they are also try to kill me politcally econmically, i need help.

Indiana, USA
November 16, 2012

Sarah in Indiana writes:

As a college student, I love to see that more international students are coming to American universities. It makes for a much more enriching educational experience for students like me who might not get the opportunity to study abroad. Even though I probably won't get that experience, I get a glimpse into other cultures every day. I love to see that you all are celebrating this trend.

November 16, 2012

Palgye writes:

India on

Yesterday, too, but the story, before you talk about India,

Place now looking at Asia and temporal space to move to China from the United States, we are witnessing.

Short story lightly and export goods in China, until the transition is being made into a viable system. Of course, if you do not export to the United States, the company led to their bankruptcy defeated .......

Infrastructure expansion plans in India, welcomed the presence of steel products in China, where consuming steel products in stock that use pressure and China have to be, again, afford, how to reduce the inventory of manufactured goods among Asian countries should try that, I think.

Why not?
-3 Years ago, China's former president of Boeing airplanes buy in bulk, as
, Someone we, we have a huge line of exhaust products produced by consuming countries, India needs to start, followed by China and all, and the possibility of moving belts consumption throughout Asia, the United States and Europe to provide a little extra, , you need to begin thinking in depth. If successful, has the potential to provide a positive influence in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

South Africa
November 16, 2012

Thami in South Africa writes:

How does one apply for these study opportunities and what are other fields that offered other than the ones listed above?


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