This International Day, Concordia Language Villages was pleased to welcome Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Senator Klobuchar spoke to 1300 assembled villagers and staff about the great promise and heavy responsibilities of the rising generation.
Being bilingual offers many career opportunities. In this piece on her experience as a professional interpreter, entrepreneur and author Rebecca Weiner takes the reader straight to the heart of the interpreter’s experience: lots of travel, fascinating interactions and plenty of opportunities emerging from years of connections.
What does “going to work” look like in the future? Jennifer Clinton, president and CEO of Cultural Vistas, discusses the skills that will be most valuable in an increasingly automated, interconnected, interdisciplinary workplace. In a conversation with Florian Peter of McKinsey & Company, she highlights skills like adaptability, creativity, empathy and . . . of course . . . languages as crucial for the workplace of tomorrow.
Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention in the month of July.
Studying abroad can be a tremendous learning experience for high school students, but many teenagers (and their teachers and parents) can be unsure about taking on such a big adventure so early in life. We reached out to Leslie Gale, Executive Director of Xperitas, for some expert advice on why high school study abroad is so valuable and for good ideas to ensure students have a great cultural exchange experience.