Campus Education Abroad ‘Sherpas’

I’d like to receive replies as to how campuses provide training to their returned EA students to act as “ambassadors” to their peers considering going abroad. Reply here or to me at

Global Career Compass

I’ve just read a very important article by Goldie Blumenstyk in the August 16 Chronicle of Higher Education (via subscription only), “Meet Higher Education’s Newest Players: ‘Education Sherpas.’  It’s applying the analogy of the sherpa as guide to the acute need on our campuses for mentors to assist students make it through the “higher ed maze.” Especially for low-income and first gen students.  In case you did not know the stat, less than 50% of students who start college finish their degree within six years! 

But this idea made me think about my re-blog of a post I wrote last year asking why more students did not “see” or understand the link between their international experience and their employability.  Of course, these students come from backgrounds, relative to the need discussed above, of privilege –one where they do have resources and support to figure things out, right?  But, I…

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