International Education Week (IEW) 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 efforts by government and international organization 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.

This year, the dates for IEW 2015 are November 16-20, 2015.

Information form the website of the US Department of State said that the department encourages 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.

The release said that individuals and institutions tend to hold IEW events as it is convenient for them in their local communities, adding, “We want you to celebrate as much and as often as you like! To that end, we are providing promotional materials that allow you the flexibility to promote events whenever they may be planned!”

For additional resources  and more information about this year’s IEW, please visit the Department of State IEW website.