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Located within the Office of the Secretary, the Department of Education’s International Affairs Office provides overall guidance and coordination of the Department’s international engagement and advises the Secretary and other senior officers on international issues that may affect U.S. education or Department policies and programs.

Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education

Under the Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, the U.S. Departments of Education and State – with support from the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security are committed to a renewed focus on international education. Areas of emphasis under the Joint Statement include international students on U.S. campuses, study abroad for Americans, and the internationalization of U.S. schools and campuses.