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Finding the Bright Spots

Finding the Bright Spots 1

After decades of discussion, we have a better understanding of who is underrepresented in study abroad and the barriers keeping them from participating in greater numbers. In the next decades, I hope we look at students who experienced these barriers and found ways to go abroad anyways. These alumni hold the solutions, which may be [...]

Do Learning a Foreign Language and Studying Abroad Go Hand in Hand?

Do Learning a Foreign Language and Studying Abroad Go Hand in Hand? 4

Last week more than 300 foreign language educators gathered with government officials in Maryland for a U.S. Foreign Language Summit. This corresponded with the release of 2009 Modern Language Association statistics that show foreign language instruction in the United States is generally on the decline for graduate students and on the rise for undergraduates, and [...]