I'm one of the privileged few. I had the chance to travel abroad as an exchange student at the age of 17 during a "gap" year between high school and college. That year changed my life and set me on a career path in the field of global education.
Through a special project documenting the stories and experiences of 25 of our alumni who now range in age from 19 - 43, I am hearing of the profound impact of our collective work at Global Kids over the years.
Worldwide, "global education" is simply known as "education." In contrast, the United States education system resists the idea that teacher and students need to learn about and engage with their peers worldwide.
What's tough is if everything, like every visit to an airport, is always Code Orange. Constant, low level anxiety starts to feel like the Cause That Cried Wolf--hard to trust, harder to back over time.