International Education Week
Did You Know...
- International Education Week (IEW)
is a joint initiative of the U.S.
Departments of State and Education
that provides an opportunity to celebrate
the benefits of international education
and exchange worldwide.
- IEW was first held in 2000 and today, is
celebrated in more than 100 countries
- According to Open Doors, 283,332
U.S. students studied abroad in
- Skidmore College is ranked 6th in the
U.S. in the list of Top 40 Baccalaureate
Institutions (Carnegie Type) by Total
Number of Students Studying Abroad.
- International education prepares U.S.
citizens to live, work, and compete
in the global economy.
- International education is also a
vital service industry, contributing
more than $21 billion to the U.S.
- According to Open Doors, 81-,644
international students studied in the
U.S. in 2012/13
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that endeavors 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. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
OCSE and other campus groups host several events during this important week to promote international education.
Here is this year's tentative schedule (additional events to be added):
Tuesday, November 18th
- Sticker pick-up for Global Skidmore Day
Come get your Global Skidmore sticker and wear it proud on Wednesday!
- A Taste of Skidmore Abroad: During regular dinner hours (DHall)
The Each Station will serve a tradition dish from a different country. OCSE staff will be there to answer any questions you might have about your off-campus options.
Wednesday, November 19th
- Global Skidmore Day!
This is a day to celebrate and recognize the members of the Skidmore community that make Skidmore a more Global campus! If you have studied, lived, worked, or traveled abroad or you just want to show your support for international education - wear your Global Skidmore sticker proud!