Commonly Asked Questions - International Education Week

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  • What is IEW?

    International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

  • When did IEW begin?

    IEW was first held in 2000 and today it's celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

  • How can I participate in IEW?

    Anyone can participate in IEW wherever they are by coordinating or attending activities in their local community. Connect with a Global Ties U.S. Network member to get involved with opportunities in your area or find more ways to participate here. 

  • What events are happening near me?

    To find out about events in your area, check out the events page.  

  • How can I obtain IEW logos?

    Logos can be downloaded from the IEW page

  • May I alter the IEW logo?

    We offer a variety of IEW logos and graphics on the IEW page. For guidance on how our designs may be used and/or altered, see the design guide.

  • How can I study in the U.S.?

    Contact your nearest EducationUSA Advising Center and ask to speak to an adviser.

  • How can I study overseas?

    Search the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website for opportunities available to you.

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