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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is an expert on international careers, a sought-after speaker and an award-winning author of four books: Raising Global Children and A Student Guide to Study Abroad were both released this year. She advises organizations, career counselors and students on how to acquire and leverage global experience to land an international job.

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Creating a Global Classroom

(4) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 12:43 PM

By the time today's toddlers join the workforce, the ability to work globally and cross-culturally will be mandatory -- not just the "nice to have" it was years ago. But are our teachers prepared to help raise global children?

While it's important for parents to help prepare their children for...

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What Will It Take to Increase Study Abroad?

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 9:19 AM

The Institute of International Education (IIE) wants hundreds of thousands more U.S. students to study abroad by the end of the decade. That's a tall order, even for an organization considered to be the leader in international education exchange.

With the launch of Generation Study Abroad,...

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Study Abroad at the Olympics?

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 9:40 AM

It's not as far-fetched as you might think.

The Olympics are big business. This year's Winter Olympics in Sochi cost Russia an estimated $51 billion, NBC paid almost $800 million for the rights to broadcast, and the Games have attracted a record number of advertisers...

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Computer Science Is Not a Foreign Language

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Foreign language learning is under attack again, but this time in a rather novel, legislative way. A number of states, including Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico and Texas have recently introduced legislation that would have allowed high school students to use computer programming course credits to satisfy the state's current foreign...

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10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 11:59 AM

As parents, we all want what's best for our children. But how to give them "what'sbest" is not always clear. In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that...

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Give the Gift of Local Global Adventures

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 1:58 PM

As I started to put together a "global kids gift guide" drawn from items my family has loved over the years, complemented by many suggestions from friends, teachers and fellow parents, I asked my 13-year-old daughters what some of their favorite gifts have been over the years. We talked about...

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12 Must-have Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 4:25 PM

With nearly 300,000 students studying abroad in 2012-2013, a new wave of students will depart on a much-anticipated adventure abroad right after the holidays in late December/early January. Two of my nieces will be among them - one a sophomore at Elon University, the other a freshman at...

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PISA Is a Wake-up Call but to Whom and For What?

(7) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:41 AM

The latest international test scores are in, and the United States hasn't made much progress on its mediocre results from 2010. Every three years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development releases its Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data based on international tests in reading, science and...

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A Confluence of Fluency in Orlando

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:19 PM

As I wandered around the massive Orange County Convention Center in Orlando recently, I knew I was in for a different kind of experience than I previously had attending business conferences. For starters, I was surrounded by people speaking French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic, among others....

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Working Together to Raise Global Children

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 11:05 AM

For the first time in human history, the world is coming together as a single entity. But just because we're becoming more interconnected doesn't mean that we know how to deal with the challenges associated with it. The world as we know it is changing, and we must adapt to...

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International Student Exchanges Make a World of Difference

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 9:26 AM

It's International Education Week, and the 2013 Open Doors Report, published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with funding from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, shows an increase in both international students coming to the U.S. -- up 7 percent...

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Busting the Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:03 PM

There is a great deal of controversy surrounding study abroad.

In a recent New York Times "Room for Debate" forum, contributors -- of whom I was one -- were asked whether study abroad should be an essential component to a college degree. This type of...

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Why Study Abroad

(5) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:02 PM

Now that students have settled into classes, study abroad fairs are taking place on campuses across the country throughout the fall. Students will be bombarded with food, photos and friendly faces encouraging them to go abroad. For most college students in their first or second years, the allure of studying...

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Helping Syrian Scholars and Students

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 4:07 PM

One of the most lasting and destructive effects of war is the way it disrupts education. The ongoing crisis in Syria has had devastating effects on young people and the education sector.

Many universities have closed and many schools in Syria have been damaged or destroyed. Students have been unable...

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Teacher Treks Inspire Learning From Global Travel

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 7:25 PM

Today's teachers are preparing future employees, helping to create future business leaders, scientists, diplomats, entrepreneurs and artists. They are members of our community, parents of our children's friends and important role models in the lives of our children. In my research on developing a global mindset, I have found that...

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GWSB and IWF Partner to Place More Women On the Board

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Companies need more women on corporate boards. Women make up the vast majority of global consumers; they lead with a different style. They tend to be more risk-averse and raise the important issue of diversity within corporate boards. Women's issues are global issues: education,...

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Women Helping Women: Key to Economic Growth in Asia

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 12:07 PM

In the next 50 years, most economic growth worldwide will take place outside the G7. But that's only half the story. Who are the people who will be the driving force for this growth? Many will be women. But too seldom conversations about economic growth turn a blind eye to...

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Women Business Owners Rock the House in Louisville

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 2:05 PM

Women-owned businesses currently account for more than 30 percent of privately held companies in the U.S., with more on the rise as women are starting businesses at record rates. Moreover, women are running these businesses on their own terms, creating new standards that affect positive change. We are...

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Applying to College? Make Sure You Have Options to Study Languages

(5) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 2:51 PM

It's that time of year when high school seniors across the country start thinking about where they will go to college. Many seek input from family and friends to complement their guidance counselors' advice. Some turn to popular rankings like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's and Princeton Review as...

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Why Corporate Boards Should Be Looking for a Few Good Women

(5) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:17 AM

More women on corporate boards? The question is not why but, why not? As organizations adapt and prepare for success in the global marketplace, they need the best and the brightest at the helm to overcome obstacles, create opportunities and contribute to the development of a sustainable future for the...

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