Enhancing Career Prospects with Study Abroad

Fall is upon us and students are (mostly) back on campus. Many students will head to the global studies or study abroad office in the early days, planning ahead for the spring semester, or perhaps figuring out how best to incorporate study abroad into their academic program. I’ve put together a list of the most […]

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A Student’s Attempt to Understand the Complicated History of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Amidst the reporting and criticism today on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, a college student attempts to understand how this historic event is absent from people’s lives today.

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Preparing to Study in the USA

My most recent book, Preparing to Study in the USA: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know. is a BESTSELLER! and is being re-released today by IIE. The book remains in hot demand as the USA continues to welcome more international students than any other country, but the same rich, dynamic system that draws these […]

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A River, Trail, Mountain or Settlement Runs Through It: Going Global by Starting with Features Close to Home

Educator Kelly Clark shares her ideas on how teachers can make the local global by using a natural feature like a river to teach about geography, economics and history. #KentuckyLeads #raisingglobalchildren @KYDeptofEd

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Preparing to Study in the USA: How American Football Inspired IIE’s Newest Book

How an American football game inspired IIE’s latest book for international students. Guest blog by Dr. Allan E. Goodman #internationalstudents #generationstudyabroad

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What’s Your Study Abroad Journey?

Guest blogger, Wagaye Johannes, writes about a new initiative between IIE and the New York Times in Education designed to inspire students to share their study abroad experience through a digital storytelling contest with a chance to win big prizes.

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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.

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Raising Awareness: People on the Thai-Burmese Border

My daughter, Betty Berdan, is going to Thailand in March, where she will volunteer at the Burma Children’s Medical Clinic and a local school. She is raising funds to donate to the organization. 100% of her donations go to the people in need living on the Thai-Burmese border.

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Satellite Campuses and the Study Abroad Experience

Last week I was invited by the New York Times “Room for Debate” to contribute my opinion on whether global universities help or hurt higher education. My response is below.

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Is Study Abroad Right for You – or Someone You Know?

For most college students, the allure of studying abroad can be intoxicating. That’s because students tend to initially focus on the “abroad” part. But make no mistake about it: studying abroad is a serious undertaking.

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