Citing the global revolution in education that nurtures critical thinking skills, sound reasoning over rote learning, repetition, drilling and blind copying, Newsweek Educational Insight profiles international schools in 15 countries -- Austria, Bahrain, Brunai, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Qatar, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the USA. Click. "The best universities in the... Continue Reading →
The top two colleges for study abroad are Hobart and Williams in New York, and Goucher College in Maryland, according to Princeton Review. Popular study abroad programs include immersive experiences designed to eliminate "cultural bubbles," by including homestays, internships, and volunteer/service opportunities, observed Dr. Kyle Anderson, director of Centre College's Center for Global Citizenship in Danville,... Continue Reading →
Princeton Review ranked Elon University in North Carolina the number three “most popular study abroad program.” The rankings are included in the 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges.” More than 70 percent of students at Elon participate in a study abroad program. Students at Elon produced Desks to Destinations: 25 Students, 49 Countries, 175 Pages of Reflections,... Continue Reading →
Aspiring American expats who are professional educators should consider working with the Department of Defense Schools for the dependents of parents who have enlisted in the US military. It's the 10th largest US school system, with about 120 schools around the world, in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. (http://www.dodea.edu) The article... Continue Reading →
President Obama announced an initiative in 2009 to assist 100,000 Americans to study in China. More. First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a group of 1,000 students in 2011 to talk about the initiative. Click.
48 Hours in Abu Dhabi [Etihad Airways] from Brandon Li on Vimeo. I love the international flavor of the United Arab Emirates, which feels not so much like an oppressive Saudi Arabia, as some of my American friends assume, but a real international nation. Living in the UAE, I feel truly like a global citizen. It's... Continue Reading →
In 1998-99, less than 130,000 American college students studied abroad. By 2013, that number had exploded to 289,408. More from the Institute for International Education.
Do you have family or friends living abroad and blogging about it? I feel like my extended family could jointly write a novel as a family saga like "Winds of War" or "War and Remembrance." My cousin Abe spent his junior year abroad in Egypt and my cousin Megan spent a year in Vietnam and... Continue Reading →