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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

The Huffington Post – Cliff Hsia

“Do you want to provide a culturally immersive experience for your kids while traveling abroad? We’ve found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we’ve learned about our version of world schooling:.”(more)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Boosting education exchanges between the US and Brazil

The Christian Science Monitor – Rachel Glickhouse

“Brazilians now make up 2 percent of the foreign student population in the US…one major factor is language…The government had previously begun offering free online English courses last year…Now the United States needs to follow its lead by doing more to provide better funding and support for foreign language learning, especially languages like Portuguese, Chinese, and Spanish.”(more)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Case for Studying Abroad

The Huffington Post – Richard Stengel

“Today marks the end of International Education Week 2014, when we celebrate the benefits of educational exchanges and the myriad programs that make studying abroad possible. Over the past 15 years, the number of Americans studying abroad has more than doubled — but the number is still too low. According to the annual Open Doors Report on international and U.S. student mobility, about 300,000 American students studied in foreign countries last year and fewer than 10 percent studied abroad before graduating. Many of those who didn’t said they worried that there would be limits to what they could study and feared they wouldn’t graduate on time, or they were concerned that it would cost too much.”(more)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Decade of Preparing Globally Competent Teachers

Education Week – Caitlin Haugen

“…we have come a long way in ensuring our future teachers are provided opportunities to learn key skills and gain global experience…We also have some room for growth…Currently, individual programs and campuses make decisions regarding what is required to produce a teacher more ready to be a part of a global community. There are no widely accepted standards…” (more)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

100,000 Strong boosts Mandarin effort

ChinaDaily USA – Amy He

“More and more American students may be studying Chinese, but the number of them studying abroad in China and developing the linguistic competencies to engage with Chinese people remains few…The American Councils for International Education…has partnered up with the 100,000 Strong Foundation to give more American students study abroad opportunities in China.” (more)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

The Huffington Post – Monica Medina

“Dr. Aaron Bruce is much like a warrior, using his skills and know-how for promoting inclusion, social justice and multicultural understanding…”One of my passions is helping to develop the next wave of future leaders who, in order to be successful, need a global perspective.”” (more)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Education In Foreign Culture Will Inspire A Brighter Future For Chicago Students

CBS Chicago – Sara Lugardo

“Through the foundation of world language education and opportunities in travel, American students will be much better placed as the working class of tomorrow to understand other cultures, be empathetic, communicate in world languages and to continue U.S. economic development.”” (more)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Study Abroad: The Path From the Sleepy Suburbs to the Global Stage

The Huffington Post – Roberta S. Jacobson

“Today’s economy demands students have more than just a degree when they graduate from college, but also the cultural and language skills to be effective. And as the Americas become increasingly characterized by stable democracies and strong economic growth, companies are seeking to hire global learners who can take advantage of the new economic possibilities.”(more)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced — And Privileged

The Huffington Post – Ed Gragert

“Angela Ka-yee, et al, found in their study that:…exposure to multiple cultures in and of itself can enhance creativity. Overall, the authors found that extensiveness of multicultural experiences was positively related to both creative performance (insight learning, remote association, and idea generation) and creativity-supporting cognitive processes (retrieval of unconventional knowledge, recruitment of ideas from unfamiliar cultures for creative idea expansion).”(more)

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)