When measuring job satisfaction and earnings, meaningful college experiences such as studying abroad, undergraduate research and internships, don’t appear to matter as much as students’ majors and the schools that they attend. This is a key conclusion of a new study that questions conventional wisdom about what college activities matter after students graduate and start […]
Korean students will travel by bicycle through 72 American cities in three months.
So what is the difference between Korean students and North American students to create this giant huge behaviour gap? Well, we have various theories (including how Korean parents take a super active role in their daughter/son’s school marks) and one of them has to do with differences in the concept of individualization. North America is all about finding yourself, speaking up, thinking out of the box, debating, and essay writing, while Korea is all about fitting in, listening to your teacher’s lecture, knowing the one right answer, and succeeding on multiple choice tests. Being able to form creative answers based off a student’s ability to synthesize material is important in North America, while in South Korea it’s almost unheard of.
Working in a foreign country is a unique and wonderful experience. It provides insights into a country that isn’t your own. It exposes you to a different culture. And it allows you to learn a new language, meet new people, and get a new perspective on the world. It’s an experience not many people get a chance to have. But, as a traveler, you have a better opportunity to take advantage of this than most other people.
In a recent visit to downtown Vancouver, I stumbled upon Old Glory prominently displayed between the majestic lions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Why were our friendly neighbors to the north touting the American flag? With a little bit of investigation, I discovered that a movie was being filmed here.
The “contact zone,” as defined by Kate Spike, will never be confused with the comfort zone where many people like to spend their time.
angwentao Fang, junior in Engineering, has spent the last four years in the United States. He had dreamed of visiting the U.S. since middle school, and when his high school in Hunan, China, offered a foreign exchange program for his senior year, Fang jumped at the opportunity.
Certified Financial Planner® John Gugle spent his sophomore year abroad attending Sophia University in Tokyo. “The opportunity to live and study outside the U.S.A. helped broaden my understanding of the world and ultimately helped provide career opportunities to work overseas for global companies,” Gugle says. As part of Gugle’s work at Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC […]
The Wall Street Journal’s William McGurn writes that the greatest gift the Irish brought to this country was the Catholic school system
Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.