Celebrating International Education Week

For nearly seven decades, AMIDEAST has been dedicated to international education and cultural exchange. Thus, we were proud to join in the celebration of International Education Week from November 18-22, 2019, in order to highlight its many benefits and encourage future participation.
AMIDEAST alumni Mohammed, Bushra, and Alex discussing the importance of international educational exchange in their lives during AMIDEAST's special IEW2019 webinar

AMIDEAST field offices hosted a number of events during IEW 2019, including:

  • Panel discussions at AMIDEAST/Morocco for potential applicants to U.S. universities
  • Outreach and advising sessions at AMIDEAST/Yemen for high schoolers interested in studying in the United States
  • A conference in Saudi Arabia to promote student success in higher and international education
  • A live webinar in Egypt with a previous participant in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program to encourage more Egyptian teachers to apply
  • A Career Day at AMIDEAST/Kuwait to inform students about the tests and services AMIDEAST provides
  • A Facebook Live discussion for Gazans to learn about AMIDEAST’s education opportunities

In addition, a standout event was a live webinar hosted at AMIDEAST’s D.C. headquarters. Three alumni of AMIDEAST programs who are now on our HQ staff gave their unique take on why studying in a foreign country was important to them and how it led to their work in international education! For those of you who missed the event, a recording of the engaging session is available here.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, supporting their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.