International Education Week 2020

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 (ED) and the U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.

Secretary’s Message for IEW 2020

Scheduled Event for IEW 2020

Tuesday, November 17  |  1:00–4:30pm EST

Fulbright-Hays Virtual Summit

Join us online for the inaugural Fulbright-Hays Virtual Summit, featuring alumni of the following programs:

  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
  • Group Projects Abroad
  • Seminars Abroad

Keynote Address

  • Leela Hazzah, executive director and cofounder of Lion Guardians, 2008 Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship alumna, and Top 10 CNN Hero of 2014


  • Opening Remarks by a member of the Fulbright Board and Gary Thomas, director of the Fulbright-Hays Overseas Programs
  • Keynote Address by Leela Hazzah
  • Panel Discussions with program alumni on dissertation research experiences, curriculum projects, language learning experiences, and the impact of Fulbright-Hays programs on their careers

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Selected Resources

International Education Week 2019

U.S. Department of State’s IEW Webpage