It’s Women Wednesday or WomenWOW: Q&A

In honor of National Women Wednesday (the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving), I’m sharing my story as a woman small business owner who is dedicated to helping women launch international careers. I launched my second career more than 12 years ago with the publication of the award-winning, Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to […]

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Critical Component to International Careers: Building Relationships

A few weeks ago, I spoke at GWU, keynoting the 6th Women in Global Careers Roundtable event, sponsored by CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). I look forward to this event every year! Why? Because it wraps up everything I have come to love about my job: Working with a great team of […]

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Book Review: The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

I’ve read a lot of books this summer. Many from the list of “Globetrotting” put together by the New York Times published in January. If you’re looking for a well-written novel that’s provocative yet easy enough to read, I recommend The Strange Case of Alice Pendelbury, by Marc Levin, France’s most popular contemporary novelist. If you’re interested in sharing a title–even writing a short review–that has some global aspect, send me an email. #StacieBerdanBookClub

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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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DYK: Demand for Language Skills Are on the Rise in the Workplace?

I am blown away by the recent news that has gotten little coverage: U.S. employers say they need and want MORE employees who speak anoyher language in addition to English…yet colleges are eliminating their foreign language programs. WHAT????

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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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Helping Syrian Scholars and Students

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.

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Women Helping Women

Women can help other women on small, medium and large scales in every country around the world. Networking and sharing can be cross-cultural acts of kindness and smart economics.

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International Travel: One of the Benefits of a Global Career

Although I speak and write often about the professional benefits of working abroad, an international career also offers a great deal of fun!  One of the best perks for me comes in the form of travel. During the course of my three years in Hong Kong, my husband and I managed to visit most every […]

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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.

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