Spirit Celebrates International Education Week 2018!

November 12, 2018

This week, November 12-16, 2018, Spirit Cultural Exchange will be joining schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations all across the U.S. in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. You can learn more about IEW below!

What is International Education Week?

International Education Week (IEW) is a "joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences."


How is Spirit getting involved?

On Our Blog: If you follow the blog, this week you will find themed posts about IEW, fun introductions by our Spirit staff, and more!

On Social Media: We will use our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts to spread awareness about IEW and help foster a dialogue that celebrates our participants' cultures and the importance of learning from one another.

In Our Office: At Spirit, we will be hosting events for our employees including an International Happy Hour with food and drinks from around the globe and a "name pronunciation" training session, so we can learn more about our participants' many backgrounds and show that we are dedicated to serving them as best we can.

Spirit Staff Kailei at YMCA


How can YOU get involved?

This week, we encourage our partner agents, employers, participants, and anyone else who has been touched by the benefits of cultural exchange to start a dialogue on social media with the hashtag #IEW2018. Share to all your followers what international exchange has meant to you!

You can also take part in a variety of IEW events being held all across the country. This collection of 2018 IEW events is a great place to start! You can also look up your local colleges and universities to find public lectures, activities, and other events that celebrate cultural exchange.

Spirit Participant at Fair Hills Resort


Got a special story or an event recap to share? Emailcscarnegie@spiritexchange.com with your story and photos, and you might just find yourself on our blog!