International Education Week 2019

November 20, 2019 November 21, 2019

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Join the Celebration! November 18–22, 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 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  in the United States.   

What does the power of international education mean to you? How can international education change the world for the better?

To get involved, all you need to do is download and print out our customizable selfie sheet, complete the sentence “International Education Can…”, take a pic and share.


Join the celebration and help spread the word about the importance of study abroad in your community!

Suggested Social Media Hashtags: Primary Hashtags #IEW2019, #IntlEdCan  Additional Hashtags:  #generationstudyabroad, #PowerofIE, #studyabroadbecause 


The 2019 Open Doors Annual Data Release was held on Monday, November 18, in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Learn more about the 2019 Open Doors Report


Are you looking for ways to get involved with #IEW2019? Share your #IntlEdVoices! Tell us about the impact of study abroad in your life. Has it broadened your career opportunities? Have you made lifelong friends through an exchange? What is the biggest lesson it taught you? How did it change your life? Share with us what you believe #intlEd can do!

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 IIE Photo & Impact Story Contest! The IIE Communications team led this contest to collect real life stories of how the IIE programs that we manage make a difference in the lives of the more than 30,000 people who participate in our programs each year. These impact stories can serve as enhancement tools for IIE’s business proposals, renewals, philanthropy campaigns, and – most importantly – to inspire those of us who work to make these programs happen every day! With careful deliberation, the winner and runners up have been selected. Please meet our winners and view their winning submissions!