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International Education Week 2019

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of State. The Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office and International Affairs Office (IAO) are organizing several initiatives to celebrate the importance of cultural and global competency.

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Calendar of ED Events

    ED's International Affairs Office, Office for Career, Technical and Adult Education, and representatives from the Brazilian and Chinese embassies to the United States will discuss innovations in apprenticeship programs and career and technical education, including lessons from Switzerland, and how countries can learn and benefit from each other's experiences.

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019; 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Workshop – Leveraging a Global Mindset for Business Growth: Preparing Talent to Serve U.S. Industry Needs
    Barnard Auditorium, ED Headquarters LBJ Building, Washington, DC
    Register at:
  • Join ED's Title VI Centers for International Business Education for a workshop focused on global and cultural competencies and the 21st century workforce! Resource presentations and tabletop activities will give attendees the opportunity to hear from and work with international business education experts and industry representatives to develop ideas for programs that teach global and cultural skills in tandem with business principles. K-16 educators and representatives from businesses, higher education, government, and educational organizations are invited to attend.

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019; 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
    Twitter Chat - #globaledchat
    Find the chat on Twitter by following @GoGlobalED and hashtag #globaledchat

    Join ED's International and Foreign Language Education Office, Peace Corps, Asia Society, and educators from around the country (and the world!) for a Twitter #globaledchat on the topic of "Building the Pipeline: Global and Cultural Competencies."

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Collins at



Last Modified: 10/19/2019