Recap: White House Travel Bloggers Summit #StudyAbroadBecause

Recap: White House Travel Bloggers Summit #StudyAbroadBecause


With fewer than 10 percent U.S. students taking advantage of study
abroad opportunities that leaves over ninety percent of
American students without this vital component as part of their education. In this day and age more and more
employers want to hire people with a true
worldview. How can we make it more accessible to students who might not
have the opportunity? We need to go out and help students
understand that that experience of traveling abroad is gonna be valued. Education abroad, their contacts abroad, their knowledge of foreign languages and
cultures that’s going to be an asset that they’re gonna carry with them throughout their entire lives I think I know the
future because I think we already see it. And that’s travel not to see or do, but travel to make things. So they’re looking for what is uniquely
authentic and life and that’s one of the keys for our messaging is how can we
talk to them in that way. We are all story tellers in this room
that’s what we’re doing framing a story out for them. That’s pretty simple to tell. You do something in the midst of your college career, or elsewhere, that can really affect you
personally but also payoff incredibly well
professionally. Yes, it is expensive to study abroad I would argue it’s very expensive not to
study abroad. This is why we should work together
in business government and academia to afford more young Americans the
opportunity to travel to deepen their cultural
fluency so they can better compete and succeed
in the 21st century. Study abroad is important and study abroad is for everyone. Because when we study together and we learn together, we work
together, and we prosper together. That’s what I believe.

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