Celebrating International Education Week 2014

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If you’re studying in another country, have done so in the past, or have classmates and friends from other parts of the world, then you’re benefiting from international education and exchange. As the world has become more connected and education in other countries more accessible, students are leaving home in pursuit of education not only outside their city, but beyond their country’s borders.

There are currently millions of students studying abroad and taking advantage of all the benefits the international education has to offer. These students will become the future leaders across all industries, disciplines, and opportunities and will be better prepared for the challenge due to their international educational experiences. Check out the top destination countries for students in higher education below!

Destination country

Total number of students

1

US

886,000

2

UK

427,686

3

France

271,399

4

Australia

249,588

5

Germany

206,986

6

Russia

173,627

7

Japan

150,617

8

Canada

120,960

9

China

88,979

10

Italy

77,732

Sources: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/tertiary-education.aspx and http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/International-Students

Next week is International Education Week (IEW), which is celebrated in multiple countries around the world. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to provide “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative is part of our 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.”

All types of organizations such as schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, and community organizations are encouraged to participate in IEW. Many universities will host events during IEW that are open to the whole school community. To see if your school is hosting an event, check this page.

Here are what some of our current clients are doing during International Education Week:

Murray State University

  • Murray State’s theme for this year is “Understanding One Another: A Global Endeavor”.

  • Session where you can learn the traditional Japanese aizome (tie-dyeing)

  • Trivia night with questions from around the world

University of Missouri

  • Short film screening and discussion

  • Study abroad slideshow and Study Abroad Photo Contest awards

  • Presentation on “Growing Global: Preparing for a Cross-cultural Career”

Lock Haven University

  • “Maori People of New Zealand”: Come experience Maori culture through storytelling, rituals, dance, and song. The presentation will begin with a traditional greeting by Maori dances, followed by a brief history of the Maori people, song, and demonstrations.

University of Buffalo

  • International Fashion Show

  • How to Write Your Name in Cantonese

University of Bridgeport

  • International Talent & Fashion Show

University of Regina (Canada)

  • International Photo Contest

  • International Coffee Break each morning during the week

If you’re looking for events happening at your school in the UK, check here: https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/content/international-education-week-iew-2014

One Response to Celebrating International Education Week 2014

  1. Mohamed Aadil Salih Aamil says:

    I started my study in Academy of Tourism in Antalya on February 6th .On my first day when I went to the class I was really happy about myself. My teacher was so friendly and very kind with me. Each student is happy in this College because it gives us good education and good knowledge about our profession and this country Turkey. On May 19th I started my Internship in five-star hotel which is located in Belek called Elly Quality and I worked there as a bell-boy. Monthly our college visited us and asked about any problems we have. Our teachers looked at us like our parents. So I’m happy that I studied in this College.

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