Time to Celebrate: International Education Week 2011

November 14, 2011 | Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Internationalization

By Katie O'Connell

Today kicks off the 12th annual International Education Week (IEW), a special week for NAFSA and our international education community.

One of the ways we’re celebrating is with today’s release of our annual Economic Impact Statements. The data reveal that international students and their dependents contributed an impressive $20.2 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2010-2011 academic year. This is nearly a $1.5 billion increase from the previous year.

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