International Education Week 2017

November 1, 2017 November 17, 2017

IIE is a proud supporter of International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17. The campaign is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

IIE Activities 

Monday, November 13: Open Doors
Release of the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange with a special briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
In case you missed it, catch the recording below:


Tuesday, November 14: Study Abroad
IIE shared 10 Great Reasons to Study Abroad on our social media channels:

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Wednesday, November 15: Emergencies in Education 
Learn about IIE’s critical work to protect scholars and students from violence and emergencies throughout the world. We thank the many higher education institutions that have partnered with us on the IIE Emergency Student Fund and Scholar Rescue Fund programs so that scholars and students can continue their academic pursuits in safety.

Read more about the contributions from the country of Jordan to this cause, as well as how IIE’s Emergency Rescue Fund has mobilized to aid Caribbean students in crisis

Thursday, November 16: Impact
Hear how scholarships can affect positive, lasting change. The IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact will release a new report in our 10-year study to capture the impact of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, one of the largest global fellowships in higher education. IIE’s office in Mexico City will host a report briefing, which will air live at 5:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. CST) on

Friday, November 17: Work with IIE
IIE is powered by a global team of more than 700 experts in 18 offices worldwide. See how your organization or institution can leverage one of our areas of expertise and work with us.

Use #IEW2017 and #powerofIE on social media! 

Read the IIE Opening Minds Blog

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