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Remarks for International Education Week 2020

November 16, 2020

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Zdravo svim učenicima i edukatorima i onima koji se obrazuju cijeli život!

Welcome to International Education Week 2020! International Education Week celebrates the importance and benefits of international education in the U.S. and around the world. Today, IEW is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

EducationUSA and the Embassy, and our partner American Councils for International Education will be hosting events every day this week focusing on study in the US and the experiences of alumni.

The U.S. remains the number one destination for international students in the world. At least one million international students study in the U.S. each year. The number of American students studying abroad continues to grow, last year about 350,000 U.S. students studied in all corners of the world.

Why is international education important? To prepare future leaders to thrive in a global environment. But more than that it is to build connections in a small world. The COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced how connected the world is and how we must work together to tackle problems.

The United States Department of State invests in exchange programs that create and sustain mutual understanding with other countries. These programs, including BOLD, YES, Fulbright and many others cultivate people-to-people ties among current and future global leaders that build enduring networks and personal relationships.

Tune in to any and all of the events during this International Education Week. Learn about how you can apply to study at U.S. universities, or to our exchange programs.

I hope you will learn something new about international education this week.