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Celebrating International Education Week 2021

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Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by AIFS Abroad

Each year, we celebrate all things international education and study abroad during International Education Week. In 2021, the week of recognition falls during November 15-19.

Why is international education important?

We surveyed our team from our program locations around the world — as well as our HQ staff in Annapolis, MD and Stamford, CT — to find out why they felt international education is so important for college students to experience. Hear their thoughts:

“International education is important because…”

  • “… we need globally educated citizens to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems.” – Emily Merson, Executive Director, AIFS Abroad
  • “… it opens your eyes to the world!” – Danica, Resident Director, AIFS in Paris, France
  • “… it exposes students to new perspectives and ways of thinking.” – Gaye, Resident Director, AIFS in Salamanca, Spain
  • “… it shows you new career directions and networking.” – Noelia, Resident Director, AIFS in Granada, Spain
  • “… it promotes mutual understanding among people from different nations.” – Edu, , Resident Director, AIFS in Seville, Spain
  • … it promotes diversity and personal growth.” – Ingrid, , Resident Director, AIFS in Salzburg, Austria
  • “… it gives you the world!” – Rosanna, Resident Director, AIFS in Rome, Italy
  • … through learning about different cultures, you learn more about your own culture and yourself.” – Renata, Resident Director, AIFS in Prague, Czech Republic
  • … it brings the world together!” – Karla (and students!), Resident Director, AIFS in San José, Costa Rica
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