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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)

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)