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 iew.state.gov.
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 www.iie.org/summit. Use code SUMMIT2019_IEW for 10% off of any rate from November 9-19.
“Nothing can replace the people to people connections that happen when our young people study abroad.
— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) November 13, 2018
Happy #InternationalEducationWeek! 🌎 This week we recognize the important role education plays in connecting us across the globe, as well as the benefits of international education and the exchange of ideas, cultures, and languages. #IEW2018 pic.twitter.com/hbxvZxNSEK
— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) November 13, 2018
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.
Monday, November 12, Access & Equity Day: IIE 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 Release: The 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.
Wednesday, November 14, Higher Education in Emergencies Day: IIE 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 World! IIE’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.
Thursday, November 15, International Partnerships Day: Meaningful 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.
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 webtv.un.org 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 www.iie.org/summit. We look forward to celebrating IEW with you!