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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, 313,415
    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 $35.8 billion to the U.S.

  • According to Open Doors, 1,043,839
    international students studied in the
    U.S. in 2015/16


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.

Stay tuned for the schedule for IEW 2017! Here is the schedule from 2016:


Monday, November 14th


Tuesday, November 15th 


Wednesday, November 16th 


Thursday, November 17th 

Documentary descriptionThis is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. 


Friday, November 18th


Saturday, November 19th