Consulate Celebrates International Education Week
November 16, 2011
On November 16, Vice Consul Nadia Ziyadeh accompanied by Educational Adviser Maria Brzostek and two Fulbright Scholars: Amanda Rysling and Lauren Petersen talked with students at High School #14 in Wroclaw about the U.S. educational system, suggestions for choosing the right university, and the college application process and ways to pay for university in the United States. After the presentation the audience asked questions concerning testing services in Poland, writing personal essays and educational resources available on Internet. International Education Week is celebrated by the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow in November every year. It promotes the importance of international education and provides important information for those students who would like to pursue their studies at U.S. universities.
This year the International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education takes place from November 14 – 18, 2011. Throughout the United States and the world, educational institutions are hosting informational meetings, college fairs, and advising potential students on how to apply for exchange programs and scholarships.
In a press statement, Secretary of State Clinton remarked on the fact that only 1% of American students study abroad, saying: “The United States has always been a global leader in higher education. But to remain a leader in this ever-changing world, we must push ourselves to not just think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well.”
A comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities day is published during the IEW every November. Please see the Open Doors Report for general statistics and information on Polish students in the US and US students in Poland.