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The Language of Community: Student-Centered Bilingual Education in Rural Mexico

Chi Anunwa | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Chi Anunwa

In addition to the scholastic benefits, bilingual education helps children to maintain pride in their cultural heritage and linguistic background.

International Students Face America's Crossfire

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

I want international students to think about the incredible academic experiences they're going to have. I want them to think about the friends they're going to make, the classes they're going to take, and the places they're going to see.

Working to End Illiteracy and Social Injustice Around the World

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We want diversity in books. We need books in which all children can see themselves, identify with characters, and recognize their cultures and customs. We want diversity in the classroom -- students and teachers alike. The need is obvious.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Reinventing the Log: Why NYU Abu Dhabi Matters

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

I don't mean to imply that NYU Abu Dhabi is a panacea. It is a new institution that has had a luxury that no existing college can have: starting from scratch and dreaming of what an undergraduate education should be in the 21st century.

Africa, Innovation and Access To Law

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

How do we ensure sustainable economic growth and an ecosystem that promotes innovation without the legal frameworks in place to guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance?

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

Bringing Global Home

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

While our goal is to make it possible for every Stetson student to study abroad, our responsibility is to also bring the world to them -- infusing the campus with an increased awareness of intercultural and international issues.

There Are More Of These Students At American Colleges

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.11.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the numbe...

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

Joy Resmovits

Here's How Americans Stack Up Against Students In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachuse...

Connecting With the World

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

As I walked across campus the other day, I met three students from China. They are among 32 Chinese students who are studying at Nazareth this year as...

Helping Syrian Scholars and Students

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although many people on both sides of the political aisle don't think we should get involved militarily, this global initiative -- designed to preserve the intellectual capital of Syria -- should be one that everyone can agree on.

What the United States Can Learn From Chile

Alex Wirth | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Alex Wirth

While I've traveled abroad before, I have never spent so much time in one place. After two months, one gets a sense of a country's people, culture, and politics and you learn some surprising things about your own.

Grappling With the Question: Why Isn't America Number 1?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Some bad news makes you question whether we, as a nation, have the smarts, the wherewithal, the old-fashioned grit to solve our problems. For example: while the rest of the world's kids seem to be getting smarter, our kids don't. But why?

Does It Matter Where You Study Abroad?

Peter Cardon | Posted 10.11.2013 | College
Peter Cardon

Students more often than not choose what sounds fun rather than what may be most professionally valuable or satisfying. It's for this reason that I encourage all students to think carefully and exercise discipline when selecting a study abroad location.

Diverse Conversations: The Globalization of Higher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

"In the 21st century, 'global education' is redundant -- if it isn't global, it isn't an education."

Building Global Competency and Helping to Reach Education for All Through Games and Apps

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Although educational interactive games are not new, I am encouraged that there may be an exciting trend developing to enable young people to learn about and take action to impact the world and its issues.

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

Education for Every Child: A Post-2015 Priority

Dr. Jordan Naidoo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jordan Naidoo

Inequalities have limited education opportunities for the most disadvantaged children. In some less developed countries, children in the poorest 20 percent of the population are three times less likely to be enrolled in primary school than the wealthiest 20 percent.

We Need to Recommit to International Education

Barry Glassner | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Barry Glassner

Whether we do the job by sending our students overseas, by connecting them with the "international" communities in our own backyards or by making sure they experience the world in our classrooms, we have a duty to prepare our students for the global world.

Creating Global Learning Communities

Donna Randall | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Donna Randall

"Raising the Bar," a recent survey of employers conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, indicates clearly what a majority of employers believe college students should develop a greater understanding of.

TIMSS, Time Travel and the State of STEM

Linda Rosen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Linda Rosen

I woke up to Tuesday morning's TIMSS 2011 results with an acute sense of déjà vu. There are some things that haven't changed very much since SIMS: expectations of students are still too low; time in class is often not used very effectively; teaching is not yet viewed as a prestigious profession.

Joy Resmovits

International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

The U.S. performed above average on international standardized tests in elementary and middle school math, science and reading, according to reports r...

Getting Schooled Abroad

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

While my dorm neighbors were huddled around the TV for movie night, I was in the downstairs lounge cozied up to my textbook. But a semester later, all that changed. I had the opportunity to go abroad. I took it.