Study Abroad Students: Emphasize Your Curiosity and Open-Mindedness

The Expert: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, international careers expert and co-author of Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-Track Career Success (HarperCollins, 2007). The Issue: Employers are drawn to the curiosity—and “the ability to enjoy risk”—that compel college students to study abroad. In a recent article you wrote about employers’ views of study […]

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No More Cuts! Keep Foreign Language Learning in Schools!

Global is everywhere today.  You can hardly turn on the news or read an op-ed without hearing how our world is growing more crowded and interconnected.  Yet I was dismayed to read a troubling piece in Sunday’s New York Times about foreign language suffering cuts yet again in elementary schools around the country this fall.  In this day and age, American […]

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Recent Grads Head Overseas for Jobs

Many U.S. college graduates discouraged by the tight job market are finding leaving the country to find jobs, adventure and lay the foundation for an international resume. Even with the economy showing some sparks of growth, new grads nationwide face a particularly difficult job market. Across the country, unemployment holds steady at 9-10 percent, while new graduate unemployment is much […]

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Going Global in Kindergarten

By Rebecca Weiner, guest blogger It’s back to school time, time for little kids to learn big ideas about our complex world.    How can we ensure that along with ABCs and 1-2-3s, our kids gain the global awareness needed for an ever-more inter-connected future? My daughter Sarah’s kindergarten at our local public school, Edgewood, offers […]

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World Cities

In today’s New York Times, there is a thoughtful piece by Tony Judt, the director of the Remarque Institute at New York University who died in August. The piece reflects one man’s view of world cities, specifically New York, and pays homage to the global citizens who find themselves at home in NYC for a short […]

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International Departures

There’s been a trend or perhaps simply a recurring theme in one aspect of global news in the past year to year and a half: many things international are leaving the U.S. For instance, in the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 4, B-schools Redouble Efforts Overseas notes the decrease in international student applications over the past two years […]

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