Category: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development

New NAFSA Publication on Education Abroad Best Practices

The title of this new volume is:  Internships, Service Learning, Volunteering Abroad:  Successful Models and Best Practices, edited by William Nolting, Debbie Donohue, Cheryl Matherly and myself.  It will be available as an e-book shortly. From the Introduction: “We wrote this book as a… Continue Reading “New NAFSA Publication on Education Abroad Best Practices”

Employability, Education Abroad & False Choices

According to data collected from the International Institute of Education (IIE), only 274,000 students out of more than 20 million enrolled in post-secondary education studied abroad in 2010-11.  Read that statistic again.  I decided to take a step back to consider whom we are… Continue Reading “Employability, Education Abroad & False Choices”

Students Do Not Connect Study Abroad Experience to Employability & Employers Expect Higher Education Institutions to Help Make the Connection

Two  recent surveys help explain the quandry employers have found themselves in for several years when it comes to the mismatch between their need for talent and the recent graduates they interview, who may have international experience on their resumes, but who cannot make… Continue Reading “Students Do Not Connect Study Abroad Experience to Employability & Employers Expect Higher Education Institutions to Help Make the Connection”

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest… Continue Reading “2012 in review”

European Universities Stepping Up to Assist Students Enter the Global Marketplace

This blog post by the European Association of International Education, www.eaie.org/blog/employability-are-you-doing-enough-for-your-students , discusses varied ways in which European institutions are providing opportunities for their students to gain international experience in light of the “tighter collaboration between industry and academia.”  Exactly the focus of my SAGE book… Continue Reading “European Universities Stepping Up to Assist Students Enter the Global Marketplace”

An International Educator in Vietnam

Originally posted on An International Educator in Viet Nam:
“Hoa” at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. I recently received an email from a Vietnamese student (I’ll call her “Hoa”) who just earned her bachelor’s degree in the US.  Hers is the story of…

Study Abroad Dims Job Prospects for Japanese Students

I’d been meaning to comment on this NYT article which appeared May 30: http://www.n2011, ytimes.com/2012/05/30/business/global/as-global-rivals-gain-ground-corporate-japan-clings-to-cautious-ways.html?pagewanted=all  My only experience in Japan was as a member of the second Fulbright international education administrator program in 1987.  I was aware that numbers of Japanese students studying in the… Continue Reading “Study Abroad Dims Job Prospects for Japanese Students”

NAFSA Grooms Young Professionals

I’ve been a member of the Association for a  long time and at the Houston conference two weeks ago ,  it was especially exciting to find that of the more than 8,000 attendees, over 2,000 were there for the first time!  So while a… Continue Reading “NAFSA Grooms Young Professionals”

Wipro Launches New “India Gateway” Internship Program

This initiative is the kind of university-business venture which I discuss in my SAGE Handbook chapter on “Employer Perspectives on International Education” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/wipro-to-launch-india-gateway-internship-2012-05-17 This one-year UK-India collaborative training program will involve a three-month rigorous technology induction course followed by a six month on-the-job training… Continue Reading “Wipro Launches New “India Gateway” Internship Program”

A Purposeful Plan to Integrate Study Abroad & Career Development

CEA Global Education has developed a unique and integrated approach to assist students  understand how to “.. examine critical strategies for personal and career success in a global marketplace while evaluating personal skills, interests and strengths.  Students learn first-hand what it means to be globally… Continue Reading “A Purposeful Plan to Integrate Study Abroad & Career Development”

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