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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 10, 2005

International Education Week

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education recognize November 14-18, 2005 as International Education Week. Since its inception in 2000, International Education Week (IEW) has grown in size and scope to become a global event, with students, educators, and community leaders participating in a wide range of activities to celebrate the benefits of internationalism in our classrooms and educational systems.

Throughout International Education Week, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will highlight various aspects of internationalism in the U.S. education system, as well as U.S.-sponsored programs for international education and cultural exchange.

  • Monday, November 14, will be the official release of the Open Doors 2005 report, which is the annual survey of how many American students are studying abroad and how many foreign students are studying in the United States. On this day, we also will highlight the International Visitor Leadership Program, the premier U.S. Government exchange program for foreign professionals to travel to the United States and meet with U.S. counterparts;
  • Tuesday, November 15, we will highlight exchange program alumni of both U.S. Government-sponsored programs and private programs;
  • Wednesday, November 16, we will highlight the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program;
  • Thursday, November 17, we will highlight English teaching and learning programs worldwide and the importance of foreign-language acquisition;
  • Friday, November 18, we will highlight youth and undergraduate exchanges, including longstanding high school exchange programs such as the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, as well as the newer Youth Exchange and Study (YES) and Partnerships for Learning Undergraduate Studies (PLUS) programs.

For more information on International Education Week events and activities worldwide and how you can become involved, visit http://iew.state.gov/.


Released on November 10, 2005

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