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The Tree of Language

Trees are a fascinating way to show relationships between languages. Minna Sundberg, a Finnish illustrator, used a tree very effectively to show how major European and many Eastern languages can be grouped into families. The whole image is dotted with languages, with bigger leaves representing those with the most native speakers. If you look at […]

Time and Language: Can You See the Future?

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We recently watched the 2016 movie Arrival, which critics are calling one of the best science fiction movies in decades. We enjoyed it as a film that tries to envision how our planet’s politics might play into first contact with alien visitors. We also liked how the movie focused on how language intersects with culture. […]

The Meaning of Global Citizenship

I love infographics….This one covers a wide range of sub-topics under the general heading of “raising your child in today’s global world.” It includes data on the increase in cross-border trade; companies expecting employees to work abroad; and interest of young people today in working abroad. It raises briefly issues such as: * How do […]

Want To Explore Studying Abroad as an Adult? See Our Post on Midlife Blvd

We’re pleased to announce that one of our blog posts has been published this week on Midlife Boulevard, an online magazine focusing on the lives of women over 40. Managing partners Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris publish a variety of voices ranging from the deeply serious to laugh-out-loud humorous. We’re honored that this week we […]

5 Most Common Regrets of Study Abroad Alumni

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Studying abroad is a dream of any student. New country, new friends, new people! But are there some things you might regret about studying abroad? I have interviewed students who have studied abroad and asked them what they think about studying abroad now. They shared their experience and told me what they regret the most. […]

How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?

The issues we deal with in connection with our international students cover a range of topics: international education, cultural exchange, study abroad, diplomacy, the concept of “global citizen” and language learning, to name a few. They’re all inter-related. In our blog, sometimes we write about the more serious side of what we do in our […]

Study Abroad as an Adult: Practical Idea or Frivolous Dream?

Someone asked me the other day if I thought it was a silly idea for an adult to consider a long-term language or study abroad program. I responded with, “why not?” What does age have to do with learning another language, being interested in learning about other cultures, and wanting to have new experiences? It […]

The History of Study Abroad Programs: We Can All Learn Something New

For a long time, I had assumed that the concept of “study abroad” had really only gotten underway after World War II, with the start of the Fulbright program here in the U.S. and with many cultural exchange programs for high school and college-age students starting to take shape.  And to some extent, that’s true; […]

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