"The United States cannot afford to be absent from the world stage: U.S. leadership and engagement makes an essential difference abroad, as well as at home. Indeed, in today’s interconnected world, our foreign and domestic policies are inextricably intertwined in pursuit of a preeminent goal – improving the lives of the American people.
Many of our most pressing challenges are inherently global in scope and impact and can only be addressed by nations and individuals working together. From tackling pandemics and the climate crisis, to reducing economic disparities and building prosperity, to countering threats to democracy and maintaining peace – resolving these global challenges requires partnership and collaboration across borders. It is imperative that we continue to cooperate with our allies, invest in our relationships, and broaden our engagement worldwide.
The robust exchange of students, researchers, scholars, and educators, along with broader international education efforts between the United States and other countries, strengthens relationships between current and future leaders. These relationships are necessary to address shared challenges, enhance American prosperity, and contribute to global peace and security..."
2021 EducationUSA Forum
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education at the 2021 EducationUSA Forum.
“Continuing to nurture a vibrant community of international students is a foreign policy imperative.” –– Secretary of State Blinken
U.S. Department of Education
Announcement of the Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona at the EducationUSA Forum.
- A Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education (Blog post, July 27, 2021)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo in support of the Joint Statement of Principles.
- Secretary of Commerce lauds Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education (Press release, July 26, 2021)
At the Forum, EducationUSA was pleased to launch its newest series of videos promoting U.S. higher education in line with the Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education.
- Watch the 60-second global anthem video (YouTube)