Mark Your Calendar for International Education Week!
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Mark Your Calendar for International Education Week!

Nov 8, 2016

Studying abroad is a special experience. The benefits of spending time learning and growing in another country start right after you arrive! For 16 years, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education have held a joint initiative to celebrate international education and exchange worldwide. It’s called International Education Week (IEW) and you can be part of the excitement.

Participating in IEW

The dates for IEW are November 14-16, 2016 and over 100 countries are participating this year. Events are geared toward preparing students for living in a global environment and attracting future leaders from around the world to study in the U.S. Take a look at the events that are happening in your area:

Studying in the U.S.

From the nonstop energy of New York to the majestic mountains of Colorado to the sunny coast of California, the United States offers so much diversity. With the TOEFL® test, you can go to any state you choose—nearly every higher education institution in the U.S. accepts TOEFL® scores. Here are some fun facts about studying abroad in the U.S.:

  • Almost 900,000 students go to the U.S. each year.
  • The state of California is their #1 destination, followed by New York and Texas.
  • The top fields of study for international students are business and engineering.  

Join the study abroad celebration! To learn more about the 2016 International Education Week, go to