#IEW2018 Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

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#IEW2018 Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

From November 12-16, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week (IEW) by encouraging Americans to seek opportunities to study abroad and welcoming international students to study in the United States. International education makes the United States stronger, forging lasting connections with peers in other countries, bringing benefits to local communities, and generating knowledge to solve shared challenges.

In recognition of International Education Week, Secretary Pompeo released a video message underscoring the importance of international education and study abroad for both American and international students.

Each year during International Education Week, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) release the Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange, sharing the latest data on international student enrollments in the United States as well as U.S. students studying abroad. On November 13, the report was released at an event in Washington, D.C., showing that a record number of international students are studying in the United States in the 2017/18 academic year. The results from the Fall 2018 joint online survey on international student enrollments were also released. 

Here are a few highlights from the report, showing study abroad trends around the globe:

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