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.
"Nothing can replace the people to people connections that happen when our young people study abroad.— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) November 13, 2018
Let’s work together to provide more such opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds.” - @SecPompeo remarks on #IEW2018. @StateDept #OpenDoorsReport pic.twitter.com/MxijS7jO7x
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.
With a new high of 1.09 M international students, the U.S. remains the top host of globally-mobile students. They contributed $42.4 B to the U.S. economy in 2017, according to @CommerceGov. #IEW2018— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) November 13, 2018
Watch the 2018 #OpenDoorsReport Briefing LIVE now: https://t.co/Uo8BqzzfaZ. pic.twitter.com/OHR4IqLM7E
“While the number of Americans seeking #studyabroad opportunities continues to grow, we still have work to do to ensure that these opportunities are available to more diverse groups of Americans." - @ECA_AS at the 2018 #OpenDoorsReport Briefing. #IEW2018 pic.twitter.com/8xoO1sqpBn— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) November 13, 2018
Here are a few highlights from the report, showing study abroad trends around the globe:
For more information:
- Learn more about this year's Open Doors report
- International Education Week Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad
- Go to iew.state.gov for more information about #IEW2018
- Follow @ECAatState on Twitter