International Education Week 2022 is Coming Up! 

International Education Week 2022 is Coming Up! 

International Education Week (IEW) is just around the corner! IEW is an important time for the AFS community. We utilize this event to promote intercultural education and build understanding across the globe. This year is especially significant because it’s the 75th anniversary of AFS! IEW is a great time to celebrate 75 years of promoting peace through AFS because it embodies our mission to create global citizens through education and exchange.

IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State that celebrates the benefits of global learning and international exchange. From Nov. 14 – 18, schools, universities, businesses, and other intercultural organizations are encouraged to participate.

Our best ambassadors are AFS hosted students, volunteers, returnees, and host families, who we are asking to give school and community presentations throughout International Education Week. How you can get involved:

IEW is a great opportunity to make connections, learn something new, and share your culture and identities with others. We encourage everyone to participate in this exciting week of intercultural learning! IEW 2022 outreach and presentation resources are now available on MyAFS Help & Learning.

We encourage you to order giveaways and materials for hosted students and volunteers in your teams to hand out during IEW presentations and events (there will not be a mailing this year to hosted students). You can place orders online on our marketing materials site (password: afsvolunteer). Additional materials (stickers, bookmarks, and markers) are now available and shipping takes about 3-5 business days.

Submit a press release to your local newspaper, reach out to educators in your community, and encourage returnees and students to present in their classrooms either in person or virtually!

Thank you for all that you do to make a global impact in your community. If you have any questions, please contact