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November 15, 2022

U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

November 14-18, 2022 is International Education week.  This year’s theme is “Open for Opportunity,” which underscores that, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is open for students to obtain a world-class education at U.S. institutions of higher education.

The U.S. higher education system remains unrivaled and continues to attract future leaders from around the world including many talented students from Azerbaijan.  In the United States students also gain skills, knowledge, and access to networks that prepare them to stay connected and open opportunities for career development.  International education is critical to solving the global issues of our time and the United States welcomes international students from diverse backgrounds at U.S. higher education institutions.

On Monday, November 14 the Open Doors 2022 Annual Data Release was hosted in the United States.  Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State issued a video statement – https://opendoorsdata.org/open-doors-2022-annual-data-release/.  Visit https://opendoorsdata.org to view the full report.  The U.S. Embassy is pleased to share that 728 Azerbaijani students chose the United States as their study abroad destination in the 2021 – 2022 academic year, an increase of over thirty percent from last year.

To celebrate International Education Week the Embassy is hosting a variety of events through its international student advising network, EducationUSA.  Information sessions on university exams, financial aid, and admissions processes throughout the week will be held virtually and in-person; a schedule of events and a registration link can be found on the EducationUSA Azerbaijan Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAzerbaijan/.  Students and parents can also discuss their options by making a free appointment with an EducationUSA advisor using the same link.

The Embassy will also sponsor the visit of the Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Adam Julian.  Mr. Julian will visit Baku, Ganja, Lankaran, and Mingechevir from November 14 – 17 to speak with students, their families, American Corner audiences, and university faculty and administration.  Mr. Julian leads a team responsible for international recruitment and supporting UMBC’s more than 2,500 international students and scholars. He has more than 15 years of experience supporting international students and their families in pursuit of their goals to study in the United States.  He is a two-time Fulbright grant recipient and a frequent speaker and presenter in the international education field.