November 18 — 22, 2013
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.
This year the University of Evansville will host our seventh annual International Education Week program series to recognize the critical role of international scholarship, cultural exchange, and global citizenship. As we celebrate at UE, we will join educational institutions at every level and from around the world in this initiative, yet our focus will be on the endeavors of our own UE community members — students, faculty, staff, alumni, colleagues, family, and friends — as we engage the world.
IEW US Quick Facts & UE Impact
- Approximately 819,644 international students studied in the United States in 2012-2013, a 7.2% increase over the previous year*
- Approximately 283,332 US students studied abroad for academic credit in 2011-2012. 14.2% of US undergraduates pursuing bachelor’s degrees studied abroad in that reporting year. In that same year, UE undergraduate participation in Study Abroad was 63.4%.*
- There are approximately 270 international students on UE’s campus this Fall 2013, representing more than 50 countries; 190 of those students are full-time, degree-seeking students.
- In 2013-2014, 260 UE undergraduate students are expected to study abroad in 15-20 different countries. In addition, approximately 175 undergraduates from other US colleges and universities will study internationally through UE’s Harlaxton and short-term programs abroad.
*According to Open Doors 2013: Report on International Education and Exchange, published by the Institute of International Education, Inc. The Open Doors 2013 report can be accessed on their website.
UE International Students 2013: Where We Are From
International students from the following countries have studied at UE in 2013
Congo, Republic of the
Serbia and Montenegro
United Arab Emirates
UE Students Abroad: Where We Are Going
In 2013, UE students have earned academic credit in the following countries:
Korea, Republic of