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COMPASS Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

Happy Thanksgiving to all. As you look ahead to next year’s programs, we hope you will find this issue of the Seminars International newsletter helpful. Our focus on planning for this issue is a look back to how planning for…
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Second Languages: Skills or Cross-Cultural Learning?

A task force at Princeton University has put forward an interesting proposal to change its general education requirements: all students would have to take at least one or two semesters of a foreign language, regardless of previous study. No-one could…
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Teaching Against Islamophobia

I have written several posts over the last year about safety and terrorism–both subjects never far from the thoughts of international educators these days. But there are other ways to approach the issue of terrorism, and this recent article from…
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Faculty-led Program Research: Asia Institute Short-Term Programs Report 2016

As a new academic year gets off the ground, it’s interesting to read some of the trends and highlights of faculty-led programs in Asia from Asia Institute’s Short-Term Programs Report. The Asia Institute is a program provider for faculty-led courses…
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Study Abroad and Employability: Do Students Understand it?

Martin Tillman of Global Career Compass has posted an intriguing essay on the question of a lack of student understanding regarding the links between study abroad experiences and employability. I have colleagues who have been discussing this topic with students…
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Travel Insurance – Worth Considering Again

Continued terrorist attacks abroad raise fears and bring up the issue of travel insurance–what is it, what does it cover, and is it worth it?  All good questions, and worth researching to be able to advise students and their families….
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