For the eleventh year, the United States is celebrating International Education Week, beginning today. How is your school or place of work celebrating this special week?
The official website says:
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education 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.
We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations.
For fun, check out this year’s three quizzes about our world: Continent, Cultural Geography and Physical and Cultural Geography. Did any of the answers to the questions surprise you?
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, recorded a special message about IEW, telling of the importance of learning about our world. We hope other countries will begin to celebrate this week, too!