International Education Week was started back in 2000, and is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. This annual initiative strives to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange. Exchanges are critical to developing mutual understanding and respect, building leadership abroad, and investing in the future relationship between all peoples of the world. Not only is this exchange great for the future leaders of the world, but it is also a vital service industry, and brings in a lot of money to countries around the world.

Later this week we'll discuss the impacts that education has had on the global economy, and we'll take an in-depth look at study abroad, among other topics. For now, I'll leave you with a link to a Global IQ Quiz on the official website, where you can test your knowledge of the world. If you like this kind of activity, you can try our IB Knowledge Check, or head on over to our Countries CAPITAL Memory game. As mentioned on Friday, this week is also Global Entrepreneurship Week. If you'd like more info on entrepreneurs and other aspects of small business, check out the posts we wrote that week last November.

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