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.
Choosing a college is tough. You want the fit to be right, but you also want to graduate and get a job. Read on for some alternative thinking on choosing the best campus.
In an effort to collect data on raising global children, my writing partner, Rebecca Weiner, and I have created a short, anonymous survey. Appreciate it if you’d take it!
Guest blogger Angela Jackson writes about the easy yet important ways to keep up the global learning over the summer.
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.
Today many Americans work abroad, competing with global graduates proficient in three to four languages and ever-stronger emerging market talent pools. Companies want globally competent employees – including multilanguage competency. Few starting out today could succeed as I did speaking only English.
Following up on my last blog, Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway, this piece will explore some the volunteerism options I’m considering for Spanish-language immersion learning in Central America next year. Volunteering is a great, inexpensive way to study a language and also learn about the local culture. And since cultural knowledge and understanding (gestures, [...]
Originally appeared in the Huffington Post on July 25. My family and I just returned from a few weeks traveling through Central America. Originally, we planned on going to Greece and Turkey, but the economic strife, strikes and riots in Greece had us changing our minds – and scrambling for a Plan B. I wanted [...]
Guest blogger Kelly Crissy shares her Model United Nations experience over the past two years, including how it has helped her begin to understand the need for proper preparation for working cross-culturally.