Tag Archive: study abroad

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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Closing the Study Abroad Divide: Part II

Back in January, we featured three guest posts from Bradley Feuling, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Institute, based in Shanghai, China. As their work with US colleges and universities expands, Brad is delving deeper into the reasons some university…
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Volunteering Abroad: Relationships Matter

Volunteering abroad, particularly volunteering on a short-term basis, has long been a subject of discussion in the study abroad community.  The practice is on the increase yet questions and controversy abound. It is helpful to the organizations and people on-site?…
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Best Practices for Faculty-led Courses – NAFSA’s International Educator Weighs In

NAFSA’s new issue of International Educator includes an article on “Best Practices for Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs Abroad.” It’s a well-done, comprehensive article–touching on all aspects of developing and administering faculty-led programs. After years of being part of a consortium for…
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