Tag: Globalization

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Study Abroad Could Be So Much Better

I’m a big supporter of study abroad, but we must help students prepare for it, experience it, and return better for it. Colleges have a big role to play.

Old Colonial City of Granada, Nicaragua

Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway

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 […]

Translating Chinese to English

Travel the “China Road” Through Modern-day China

“China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power” by Rob Gifford, veteran NPR reporter, takes readers on a journey through the cultural heart of post-Maoist modern China.  As China continues to rise in global economic importance, so do the many books on the Middle Kingdom.  But unless you have lots of time […]

Hero T.E. Lawrence Korda Book

Hero: Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia Tops Off My Reading List

I love to read — have for as long as I can remember.  And although I spend a lot of time combing newspapers, periodicals and blogs, nothing beats a great book to  put things in perspective — to give me reason to pause and think.  Since many people ask me and so many others “what […]

What does the future hold for American students?

Why the PISA Debates are Misleading – and Useful

The debate about the recent global standardized test scores is off base: We shouldn’t be focusing on China, we should be looking to change what’s wrong with our education system so we can better prepare our students for the global marketplace.

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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.

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