Helpful Resources About Studying Abroad

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There are numerous online resources available that can be accessed merely by entering key phrases such as “study abroad tips,” “intercultural competency,” or “culture shock”. Here are a few select resources to start:

Again, there are numerous online resources and student testimonials provided on the websites of the many study abroad organizations. Here are some TED talks related to global citizenship of interest to students and educators:

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world at TEDSalon Berlin 

Published June 2014: How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.

How does one become a Global Citizen?:  Tanja Schulze at TEDxBMS

Published on May 21, 2012: An exploration of the concept of Global Citizenship, a search for a definition and a quest to find the conditions needed to form Global Citizens -- interwoven with personal stories by the presenter.

Global Citizenship in the Classroom:  Jenny Buccos at TEDxCincinnati

Published on Oct 26, 2012: Jenny is an agent of global citizenship who was recognized as a 2012 White House Champion of Change. Her talk shares her passion about educating primary and secondary school students about global cultures and histories by the use of multimedia.

Education for Global Citizenship:  Seth Leighton at TEDxBKK

Published on Aug 12, 2013: Seth Leighton is the CEO and co-founder of Envoys. In this talk, Seth discusses how educators can develop global citizenship in students through high-quality experiential learning programs.

Turning urban youth into global citizens :   Angela Jackson at TEDxProvidence

Published on Jun 29, 2013: Angela Jackson is the founder and executive director of the Global Language Project, an educational movement that seeks to equip disadvantaged public-school students with the skills to compete in a globalized world and work force by helping them to develop functional proficiency in a language other than English.

Cultivating Citizen Diplomats:  Bob Herring at TEDxCincinnati

Published on Oct 26, 2012: It's never too early to begin cultivating Citizen Diplomats. Learn why one school believes that Global Education is an essential part of a Kindergarten - Grade 8 program and how they provide students opportunities to be Citizen Diplomats

The World Citizenship Project: Carlo Strenger at TEDxJaffa 

Published on Sep 28, 2012: In his TEDxJaffa talk, Carlo discusses his process of leaving a religious community as a child and discovering a broader "tribe" of world citizens to join. Stressing open world views over closed world views, Carlo discusses the important work of the World Citizenship Project and the mission of the New Cosmopolitans.

*N.B. All overviews are taken from TEDx talk descriptions accompanying each video.