Here are some good reads, two “good looks,” and a “good listen” from around the globe that have caught our attention in the month of October.
Sure, studying abroad is a cool experience, but is it a worthwhile investment? Mark Overmann, Vice President of External Affairs for InterExchange, argues that it is. Living, working, and studying abroad generates “cultural intelligence”—the ability to navigate different cultural environments with confidence and empathy—and cultural intelligence is a high-demand skill as employers hire to compete in global markets.
In 2017, two Sjölunden counselors from opposite ends of the political spectrum wrote WorldView Blog’s most shared post ever. One year later, we reconnect with Helena and Britta to learn more about their friendship and courageous conversations across ideological divides.
This week, the WorldView blog is proud to showcase Concordia Language Villages’ partnership with the Singita Grumeti Fund bringing English language immersion to students in Tanzania. Nicole Anderson, lead teacher, shares her experiences of teaching language and learning about conservation on the Serengeti.
What does a fair learning space look like? CLV group director Mark Chen explores the importance of making learning not just equal, where each student receives the same resources, but equitable, where each student receives the resources that they need as individuals. Examples from within the Villages offer models of equitable, and truly fair, learning environments.