20 FOR 2020: U.S. Consulate Chennai Promotes International Education Week

November 9, 2011

Promoting International Education Week, which begins November 14th, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is launching 20 for 2020: Celebrating the Shared Educational Goals of the U.S. and India. Twenty Officers from the U.S. Consulate will speak to students at 20 institutions in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Pondicherry to highlight our shared commitment to education.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the mutual benefits of education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from India and other countries to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Quoting President Obama, Consul General Jennifer McIntyre noted:“‘Americans helped build India, and India has helped build America.’ Now, a full decade into the 21st century, our two countries have a tremendous opportunity to expand our joint efforts in partnerships on education to build a better future for our citizens and the rest of the world.”

In addition, the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will hold a series of workshops and presentations on higher education in the U.S. Attached please find a schedule of events for media coverage. For more information on U.S. Consulate Chennai activities, please visit http://chennai.usconsulate.gov or www.facebook.com/chennai.usconsulate. For information on pursuing higher education in the U.S., visit the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) at www.usief.org.in.

Courtesy :  http://chennai.usconsulate.gov

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