It’s International Education Week! Get Involved!

International Education Week, November 13-17, offers American Spaces an important opportunity to engage in programming about studying in the USA and to submit their events to the IEW database. A variety of materials and social media content are available for explaining and promoting the IEW initiative and its purpose.

The Office of American Spaces encourages American Spaces to consider taking part in either or both of two major interactive events during the week — the Virtual College Fair for International Students, being held from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 15, and the interactive webchat “College & University Admissions Explained,” a Facebook live event, at 9 a.m. EST/14:00 UTC Thursday, November 16.

The annual daylong Virtual College Fair is the main event of College Week Live, which offers students many opportunities to engage in discussions with each other and with participating colleges throughout the week. Students must sign up in advance to participate. College Week Live is a great setting for watch parties, discussions, presentations, workshops and other events during the week. If needed, PAOs or EducationUSA advisors are excellent sources for programming suggestions relevant for local communities.

The Facebook live webchat, “College & University Admissions Explained,” offers an excellent opportunity for hosting watch parties and submitting questions from American Spaces during the live program. U.S. higher education experts, international students and U.S. Department of State representatives will discuss the admission process and answer participant questions.

Topics include admission timelines, financial aid and scholarship packages, how applications are evaluated and how decisions are communicated to applicants. Participants will learn how to stay on track and improve their chances of getting into a school that’s a great fit. More information and registration are available on Facebook.

American Spaces can use the items below to promote the webchat and can send pictures during the event via Twitter at #EducationUSA.