photo of students smiling

The dates for International Education Week 2017 are November 13-17, 2017.

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 our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

We encourage 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. Individuals and institutions tend to hold IEW events as it is convenient for them in their local communities. 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!

We encourage your participation!

Get Involved - Individuals

Anyone can get involved in International Education Week! Here are a few ways to participate:

RSVP to our Facebook event and invite your friends!

Add an overlay to your Facebook Profile Picture

Connect with a Global Ties U.S. Network member to get involved with opportunities in your area

Find more ways to participate (PDF)

Participate in the Citizen Diplomacy Challenge (If you are a U.S. State Department exchange program alumnus or alumna)



All Logos (PNG, AI, JPG)

Design Guide (PDF)


Other Promotional Materials


Web Banners (JPG)

Bookmark 1 (JPG)

Bookmark 2 (JPG)


Passport to the World

During the month of November local passport offices throughout the United States will host Passport to the World events which will provide the general public an opportunity to either learn about passports or apply for passports on the spot; dozens of passport drives will specifically help students on U.S. college and university campuses take their first step towards studying abroad.

Passport to the World Posters

Download posters to print for your use. Four different posters included in each size.

IEW Passport to the World photo

Posters 11x17 (.zip)

Posters 8.5x11 (.zip)

Passport to the World Web Banners

Download web banners to promote on your site. Five different banners included in each size.

160x160 Banners (.zip)

300x250 Banners (.zip)

728x90 Banners (.zip)


IEW Celebrations

Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 


International Education Week

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International Education Week

John King, U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks on international education.