Raising global children does not have to cost much money, nor does it require hundreds of hours of free time. The single most important part of raising global children is to instill in them the right attitude.
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 one of the most important things that we, as parents, can do for our children – and for the long-term prosperity of our country. Working together, teachers and parents can raise global children, expanding their personal horizons and opening up a world of personal and professional opportunities.
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.
For parents, advisers and students….In my talks on campuses, many students express an interest in “just having fun” while studying abroad, so they’re planning on taking a few classes pass/fail and traveling around. They want to know, is that so wrong? It all depends on what the objective is.
Although many people on both sides of the political aisle don’t think we should get involved in Syria militarily, this global initiative — designed to preserve the intellectual capital of Syria — should be one that everyone can agree on.
Teacher Treks is an innovative program that recognizes the importance of travel and cross-cultural experiences as a critical teaching contribution. If you are a teacher or know one, the application deadline is March 15, 2013.