Global education, the term itself creates confusion and consternation among academics, but can be defined as teaching children about the world and thereby helping them develop a global mindset. It includes learning a foreign language and provides a much better overall education for today’s children.
If you know a college student planning to study abroad, consider giving them a present they will find invaluable during their time abroad. Whether going abroad for a month, a year or somewhere in between, there’s something in the following list for every intrepid young traveler.
Having international students on American campuses and American students on campuses overseas ensures stronger people-to-people connections, a critical element in sustaining important bilateral relationships.
Raising Global Children is packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories. This combination parenting-educational advocacy book is the first of its kind to detail what raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset.
Study abroad doesn’t have to break the bank. There is a lot of information out there online, on campus, and in the form of firsthand experience from friends and other students who’ve recently returned from studying abroad. Before you decide NOT to go due to cost, do your research.
Most of us recognize that corporate boards must broaden their understanding of who makes a good board candidate, and that includes a wide range of experiences and perspectives sitting around the board table. But old habits die hard.
If you have studied abroad in the past five years, please take this survey designed to inform my next book. Pass it on to others who have as well!
Go Global! was launched last September yet continues to generate significant media attention. Latest buzz in the Wall Street Journal, Upstart BusinessJournal and Fabulous Magazine! Check it out and launch your Go Global! career today!
As parents, teachers, administrators, politicians and businesses, we must work together to revamp our school districts and curricula so that we graduate globally competitive and competent students who are prepared to work in the global marketplace. We cannot say that we’re preparing our students for the 21st century if we don’t include foreign language study.