International Education Week

November 14-18, 2022

International Education Week (IEW), is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. It is observed in more than 100 countries worldwide every November. Join AFS-USA and a world of global citizens to #PassPeaceForward this IEW!

IEW Contests

Follow these steps to make an impact (and maybe even win a prize!) during International Education Week (IEW):

  • STEP 1: Ask your teachers if you can give a cultural presentation in their classes (in person or virtually) during IEW (November 14-18, 2022) using this teacher handout.
  • STEP 2: Download this PowerPoint Presentation Template to fill in with details about your culture and experiences. Add lots of pictures! Be sure to read the notes below each slide for presenting tips.
  • STEP 3: After your presentation, tell us what you did! Log your presentation before the end of November, and you could win a polaroid camera!

You will also receive an email with these instructions and other details to help you make the most of your IEW experience.


By giving one or more presentations in your school and joining the initiative to spread simple acts of kindness and #PassPeaceForward, you’ll be entered in the contest to win a polaroid camera, iPhone tripod, or AFS swag!

Just be sure to log your presentation by November 30, 2022.


Feel free to customize your presentation, but you must include the last three slides of the AFS-USA template to be considered for the prize.

Presentation Qualities

The merit of each presentation will be judged on these qualities:

  • Cultural Insights – for example, the presentation includes details about your home culture(s) and exchange experience in the U.S.
  • Visual Appeal – for example, the presentation uses clear, relevant images
  • Creativity

IEW Interest Form

Are there students, teachers, or parents in your classroom that want more information after your presentation? Please have them scan this QR code to connect with us!

You might not realize it yet, but trust us: you’re already making a huge impact in your host community. Thank you in advance for giving presentations, sharing cultures, and being a part of our ever-growing global community through IEW!

Design the 2022 AFS-USA Digital Holiday card!

Showcase the peace and joy your AFS experience brought into your life and share it with the world during this challenging time.

We’re inviting all AFSers to submit drawings, graphics, and illustrations inspired by their AFS experience.
Be creative and design something that best illustrates your AFS Holiday spirit! You can read more about our guidelines at the link below.

Enter Here

Contest closes December 2, 2022.

Want to put your global knowledge to the test?

Take our Global Competency Quiz!