A Global Education Opens Doors, but Leaves Many Shut Out (NAFSA 2015 Conference)
June 2, 2015
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“Employers say that international experience matters in hiring decisions. Chief executives fret that today’s graduates lack the skills to succeed in a global economy. Even the U.S. secretary of education, Arne Duncan, in recorded remarks to the annual conference here this week of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, called global education a must-have. “In the 21st century,” Mr. Duncan said, “a quality education is an international education.” For all the talk, you might be tempted to think that every American graduates from college with a diploma and a well-stamped passport. The reality is far different. Study-abroad participation remains persistently low; less than 10 percent of all undergraduates go overseas. The rates are even lower among the students who increasingly populate the country’s college classrooms — black and Hispanic students, and those who are the first in their families to go to college.”
Read more @ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Global-Education-Opens/230511/
Languages do matter!