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November 2021

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Celebrating International Education Week 2021

Nov. 15-19, 2021

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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 Education and the U.S. Department of State is an opportunity to highlight the value of global and cultural competencies and promote programs that help U.S. students and teachers develop global skills for success in the 21st century.


The Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office and International Affairs Office (IAO) are organizing several initiatives during IEW to celebrate the importance of international education. We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education. We hope you will join us!

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Go Global Ed Podcast

Go Global ED Podcast

IFLE is proud to debut the Go Global Ed Podcast during IEW 2021. The IFLE office administers eight Title VI (domestic) and three Fulbright-Hays (overseas) grant and fellowship programs that strengthen foreign language instruction; area/international studies teaching and research; professional development for educators; and curriculum development at the K-12, graduate, and postsecondary levels. By hearing directly from grantees and fellows, the Go Global Podcast will highlight the experiences of IFLE grant and fellowship recipients, provide unique insights into the application process, and explore the long-term value and impact of IFLE programs.


To mark the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright-Hays Act (passed by Congress in 1961), the inaugural episodes of the podcast will feature interviews with program alumni as they reflect on their experiences participating in Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad (SA), Group Projects Abroad (GPA), and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships. We will explore the impact Fulbright-Hays programs have had on their careers and why they would encourage others to apply.



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A Video Message from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

IEW 2021 Video Message from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

We invite you to view a special video message from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona (above) on the occasion of International Education Week 2021.


Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education

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We also invite you to view the Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and State – with support from the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security – earlier this year. The statement affirms a renewed focus on international education, with an emphasis on international students on U.S. campuses, study abroad for Americans, and the internationalization of U.S. schools and campuses.

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Celebrate on Social Media

IEW 2021 on Social Media

Get involved in International Education Week 2021 on social media! 

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Google Map of IFLE Grantees

FY 2021 Google Map of IFLE Grantees

Explore our Google map of FY 2021 IFLE grantees to learn about the Title VI domestic projects being implemented on campuses across the United States and the Fulbright-Hays overseas projects being conducted around the world. These projects strengthen international education experiences and foreign language learning for students, participants, and dissertation researchers.


This map provides a user-friendly way for viewers to get a sense of the extensive reach of the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantee institutions featured, as well as the diversity of our grantee institutions.


Fulbright-Hays 60th Anniversary


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IFLE is on Twitter, with the latest from the world of international and foreign language education. Follow us @GoGlobalED and tell your friends. We’ll see you in the Twittersphere!

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Join Our FLAS and Fulbright-Hays Alumni Groups on LinkedIn

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Have you received a FLAS fellowship or participated in a Fulbright-Hays grant program? Join our alumni groups on LinkedIn.

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