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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NY Times: When a Career Path Leads Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan gives practical advice and specific tips on the international job search in this piece about global careers.

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10 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Going Global

I give a fair number of speeches and participate in many career conferences and panels across the country — both on campuses and within organizations — and almost always the question comes up: What can I do to increase my odds of being sent on a global assignment?  The answer is: Many things of course, […]

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