July 27th, 2021 | ED.gov Blog - US Department of Education

Regardless of where you live, study or work, or whatever your field of work or study, what happens in other parts of the world can affect communities in the United States. And, what happens here can have an impact in other nations. 
That’s why international education is vital: it promotes mutual understanding among people from different nations and helps ensure that Americans from all walks of life better understand the world and are prepared to effectively engage with our neighbors. It also builds lasting relationships among peers and future leaders across the globe.

As we recover and build back better from the pandemic and a difficult period, it is an ideal time for the U.S. Departments of State and Education to issue a Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, with support from the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security.
The Joint Statement is the first such public affirmation in over 20 years. The U.S. Departments of State and Education have committed to undertaking actions to support a renewed focus on international education, with ten key principles of support.