"Open Doors 2009" Press Conference
On Monday November 16th, the Institute of International Education (IIE) presented their annual Open Doors 2009 report at a press event at the National Press Club. The event marked the beginning of the 10th annual International Education Week, collaboration between the U.S. Departments of State and Education that promotes and celebrates the benefits of international education worldwide. The numbers of students studying abroad and international students coming to the U.S. have both reached an all time high. Speakers included Judith McHale, Under Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Martha Kanter, Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and IIE staff members.