Tag: Cross Cultural Kids

Spanish Class

Don’t Kill Foreign-language Learning

How can we prepare our students for a global world without foreign language instruction? How can we make America great again while destroying the programs our children need to compete in today’s global marketplace?

Stunning View of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

Volunteering — While Learning Spanish — in Central America

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, […]

Kelly Crissy and her moderator, Patricia Zamora, take a break to pose during an intense GatorMUN weekend.

Learning About the World through MUN

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.

Spanish Class

Congress Should Stop Cutting Education: Foreign Language Programs Matter

As Congress moves to cut the Federal budget, our children will suffer again as Education takes another hit, including foreign language learning.

Child has the world in her hands

Getting to Know You — International Style

School-sponsored International Nights can play an important role in helping children appreciate diversity and begin to be globally aware. They also help bring diverse groups together to embrace one another’s uniqueness.

ritWay,'showsarefreshinglackoffences-andliabilityissues.

Edgewood and Zhongshan: Comparing “Safety Consciousness”

Business woman and mother, Rebecca Weiner describes her observations of children on playgrounds in the U.S. and in China.

Anna Catalano

Collateral Benefits!

By Anna Catalano, guest blogger Much has been written about the professional advantages of working abroad.  In today’s global business environment, it’s clear to see how important it is to understand and “live” the differences that societies around the world maintain and the uniqueness of each country’s business practices.  But a collateral benefit of having a […]

It’s Common Sense: American Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

Guest blogger Laura Cubanski, lawyer and mother of three, provides her perspective on the importance of American students learning foreign language.

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 […]

What We Need is a Cultural Language Revolution

The United States may be the only industrialized nation in the world where it’s possible to complete secondary and post-secondary education without any foreign language study whatsoever. Although most high schools and colleges/universities sometimes require one or two years of foreign language study for graduation, this small effort won’t suffice if our students are to […]

Stacie’s Books

Check out this cool Go Global! video

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Stacie Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as "engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic" by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

Stacie's Photostream

Receive Regular Updates