International Education Week 2018

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IIE Celebrates IEW 2018 (1)

Happy International Education Week from IIE! Held November 12 – 16, 2018, IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. To learn more about how your institution or organization can get involved, visit

Special IEW Offer for the IIE Summit 2019! The IIE Summit 2019, February 17-19, 2018 in New York, will convene more than 500 leaders, influencers, and practitioners from education, government, business, philanthropy, and media for action-oriented discussion as we envision the next 50 years of international education. As a special IEW offer, registrants will receive a 10% discount, valid November 9 – 19. Registration is available at Use code SUMMIT2019_IEW for 10% off of any rate from November 9-19.


Follow @IIEglobal and #IIECelebratesIEW2018 to learn more about our work in the following areas, which will also be our primary topics of discussion at the IIE Summit. 

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Monday, November 12, Access & Equity DayIIE is committed to widening access to education worldwide. Learn more about the work we’re doing to broaden access to opportunities among underserved U.S. and international populations, and how you or your organization can get involved. 

New Blog: Forging Ahead into the Future of International Education by Allan Goodman, IIE CEO and President

New Blog: Improving Maternal Health in Mexico by Karla Pizano Naciff, Program Manager, IIE Latin America and the Caribbean 

Tuesday, November 13, Student Mobility Day and Open Doors® 2018 ReleaseThe U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and IIE will release findings from the new Open Doors® Report, demonstrating the size and value of international exchanges in the U.S. and abroad. Activities will include the Open Doors Briefing, data release, and infographics on social media. Follow @IIEGlobal and @ECAatState on Twitter with #OpenDoorsReport for live updates from the briefing.

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Access the Data, Fact Sheets, and Infographics

Wednesday, November 14, Higher Education in Emergencies DayIIE has a century-long legacy of protecting and advancing scholarship by providing urgent financial support and services to academics, students, and artists whose education and careers are interrupted or threatened by violence or natural disasters. 

We will unveil our video profile of Dr. Amal Alachkar, the 2018 IIE Global Changemakerand alumna of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and share highlights from the 
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and the IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response, which will lead their own campaigns to show how they’re innovating strategies to support threatened students and scholars. Follow @ScholarRescue and @IIE PEER to learn more about the impact of their services.


Get a First Look at the New Show Crash Test WorldIIE’s New York office will host a TV series launch and reception event in collaboration with Project Explorer, the Qatar Foundation, and Participate. 

James King, Director of the Scholar Rescue Fund and Peter Kerrigan, Acting Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will share their insight on the cultures and people represented in this episode, as well as international education opportunities. RSVP by Wednesday, November 7 to attend in person.

Flyer for Crash Test World Screening at IIE NY Office 2018

Thursday, November 15, International Partnerships DayMeaningful partnerships help knowledge and human expression thrive across borders. Learn about the work that IIE is doing to create cross-border linkages among higher education institutions, governments, local communities, and NGOs to cultivate research collaboration, foster diplomacy, build capacity and exchange ideas.  

Friday, November 16, Scholars as Drivers of Innovation Day: Follow us as we recognize the critical role that scholars and faculty play in advancing curriculum development, fostering international opportunities, integrating industry, and driving internationalization of the campus. 

Learn more about the work of outstanding scholars who have participated in the unique Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program and the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program by following them at @CarnegieADF and @GreekDiasporaFP for highlights and a new post by a Greek Diaspora Fellow on the IIE Opening Minds Blog

New: Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Selects New Fellows and Calls for Applications and Innovations

New: 2017 Final Evaluation of the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program

Tune into International Education Day at the UN!  Maxmillian Angerholzer III, IIE Executive Vice President, will deliver welcoming remarks at the United Nations for their special event, Partners in Sustaining our Future – Sharing Goals in Global Stewardship. Tune in for the live webcast at starting at t 1:30 p.m. EST and follow @IIEGlobal.

Let’s continue to collaborate and appreciate the important work that we do together around the world. If you’d like to keep the conversation going, join us at the IIE Summit 2019, February 17 -19; more information is available at We look forward to celebrating IEW with you!


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