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International Education Week 2018

The Foremost opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange.

“This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of the nation’s efforts 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.”

United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The week was created in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. The objective is to promote educational programs that prepare Americans, as well as international students, to succeed in a world that is becoming increasingly globalized. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs describes International Education Week as “an opportunity to celebrate diversity and the many opportunities and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” It also encourages the active participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange programs.

“In today’s world what happens in Rio de Janeiro, Jeddah and Jakarta impacts our lives as much as events and trends in Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati,” says Kent State University Provost, Todd Diacon. “International Education Week reminds us of our global mission at Kent State, and facilitates our learning about other people, places and political systems.”