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Stacie Berdan

Computer Science Is Not a Foreign Language

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Allowing computer science to replace foreign language credits may actually hinder a student's ability to get into competitive colleges that are increasingly requiring students to have taken two to three years of a foreign language in high school.

12 Must-have Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

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. Consider giving that special student in your life a present they will find invaluable during their time abroad.

Teacher Treks Inspire Learning From Global Travel

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.29.2013 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Teacher Treks is one more step in the right direction. Bravo to IIE and Hilton HHonors for recognizing the importance of travel and cross-cultural experiences as a critical teaching contribution.

Women Business Owners Rock the House in Louisville

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Women are running these businesses on their own terms, creating new standards that affect positive change.

Investing in Women Pays Off

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

It is time organizations began recognizing the immense payoff that women offer not only in the United States and in the industrialized nations around the world but also in emerging and developing economies.

Cooking Revolutionary Chinese Food

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although I admit we focused on the delicious dishes at hand -- every one of them a tasty treat -- we also discussed China then and now. It was a rich family experience on many fronts.

Preparing Our Students for the Global Marketplace

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.10.2012 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I have met so many campus counselors eager to help their students in this area because they know globalization is here, but have a hard time helping students package their skills.

Interested in a Global Career? Consider PR

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

If someone told you that you could fast-track your career and significantly increase your pay while achieving a high degree of job satisfaction, signi...

Going Global at UCONN: A Super CIBER Experience

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 12.26.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Sixty students from 15 universities -- 12 from across the U.S. and 3 international -- participated in the 8th Annual CIBER Case Challenge this past Saturday at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

Are You Ready for a Global Career?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

With recorded unemployment at almost 10 percent -- and unrecorded estimated at 20 percent -- maybe looking for a job abroad is a good idea. But HOW d...

Looking for a Job? Think Globally.

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 11.29.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Globalization is here and now and happening, faster every year, so all of us -- especially high school, undergrad and grad students -- will need to figure out how to deal with it.

Don't Kill Foreign-Language Funding

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

How can we prepare our students for a global world without foreign language instruction? How can we make America great again while destroying the programs our children need to compete in today's global marketplace?

Women Move Up by Moving Overseas

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

When I speak to professional women at all levels across various industries, I still hear many reasons why women think they, in particular, "can't" go abroad. But going global deserves a serious look.

Stop the Madness! Call Your Members of Congress Today

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More people in the world are bilingual than monolingual -- except in the United States. Something's wrong with this picture.

MBA Programs Must Deliver Grads Ready for Global Careers

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although business schools aspire to deliver global MBAs to students, it seems the vast majority are falling short in actual achievement.

Getting to Know You -- International Style

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Parents can raise more globally-aware children by introducing them to multicultural cuisines early on; cultural festivals, library and museum visits can open up the world.

To Bee or Not to Bee; Geography Has the Questions (and the Answers)

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More and better geography education can help today's students become better world citizens -- and prepare them for a global future.

Why the PISA Debates Are Misleading -- and Useful

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

If the PISA test results give us the impetus we need to truly prioritize academic education -- in our families, communities, governments, and schools -- then all the hype will be more than worthwhile.

I've Got an International Job -- Now What?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although living abroad has its challenges, it can also be a terrific, mind-opening experience that enhances both your personal and professional lives. Consider the possibilities, especially in this economy, and take the leap to go global.

Living Abroad Has Its Challenges

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although a stint abroad can do wonders for fast-tracking your career, a spouse's happiness is critical to your ability to do your job.

American Students Studying Abroad Has Declined for the First Time in 25 Years

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The total number of U.S. students studying abroad did not increase this year. But there were notable increases in the number going to less traditional destinations. And that's good news.

What we Need is a Cultural Language Revolution

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Fifty years ago, we needed language skills to keep tabs on our competitors. Today we need these skills to keep pace with them.

Runway Ripoffs: Tailored in China?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

After window shopping in the Chanel, Moschino and Versace boutiques, I'd sit with my tailor, describe an outfit I'd seen, she'd sketch it out, and one week later I'd walk out, arms loaded with my precious purchase.

No More Cuts! Keep Foreign Languages in Schools

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

At stake is nothing less than our ability to compete successfully in the raw global arena, and one of the deciding factors will be American professionals' ability to speak strategic foreign languages.

A Live Lesson in Democracy for Students

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

What has gone so wrong with our country that educators would claim that "teaching time" is more important than hearing from the President of the United States on the subject of the importance of school?