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Friday, March 28, 2014

Is Travel Necessary?

Education Week – Heather Singmaster

“Do you have to travel to become globally competent?…I strongly encourage people to travel internationally…Everyone should have that opportunity. But the reality is, everyone doesn’t and that’s all right. You can still be globally competent and reap the benefits without leaving the United States.”(more)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Learning A New Language Comes Easy to Kids Living Abroad

Outside Online – Am Ragsdale

“You always hear kids are sponges for language, but at three Molly just didn’t get the concept—that there are more than one—and that getting louder and louder in English when everyone around you speaks Spanish, won’t get you anywhere. You have to match the key to the door or you can’t get in, at least not all the way. But gradually, unconsciously, it dawned on her, and she gained an understanding of language she’d have for life.”(more)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Internationalizing STEM

Inside Higher Ed – Elizabeth Redden

“The theme of this year’s Association of International Education Administrators conference is “Universalizing Global Learning in the 21st Century Academy,” and a session on Monday focused on broadening, if not universalizing, global learning experiences for students who have historically been underrepresented in study abroad: those in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.”(more)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

The Huffington Post – Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

“As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. But how to give them “what’s best” is not always clear. In today’s interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?”(more)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Native-like Brain Processing of Second Language Possible in University Students

Yotta Fire – Press Release

“Along with helping students gain a global perspective, study abroad experiences may give college students a particular kind of advantage in learning another language. Research by Harriet Bowden, an assistant professor of Spanish at UT, indicates that native-like brain processing of a second language is possible for university students.”(more)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Building a Stronger Pipeline of Globally-Competent Citizens

Ed.gov – Arne Duncan

“…in a nation as diverse as ours, the ability to interact comfortably and confidently with people of all backgrounds and points of view is critical. And that makes it more important than ever to provide all students with a well-rounded, world-class education – including opportunities to gain global competencies and world language skills; to understand other cultures; and to study abroad.”(more)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Keys to succeeding in the global economy: Study abroad, learn more languages

Star-Telegram – Anna M. Tinsley

““If we want to grow our economy further, not a slight growth but a long-term growth, our young people need to learn other languages and have these experiences … to compete,” he said.” (more)

Monday, April 1, 2013

D.C. schools use spring break to teach students through travel

The Washington Post – Emma Brown

“As spring break begins Monday for public schools across the District, students are fanning out across the globe on trips designed to impart lessons that can’t be learned from a book.”(more)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

An education exchange would strengthen ties with China

Politico.com – Kurt Campbell

“American and Chinese youth are the gateway to stronger relations. And yet we must do more to encourage Americans to learn Mandarin and study in China. Our future, quite literally, depends on it…Americans who answer the call to learn about China will reap rewards.”(more)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The World Is Their Workplace

The New York Times – Cecilia Capuzzi Simon

“Students want to study abroad (a record 274,000 did so for credit last year), but they also know that in a soft job market and increasingly global economy, they need an international work record and the connections that can bring…Work-study abroad does double duty.”(more)