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The Precarious State of International Education in the US

Bias note: I have worked in international education since 2001. I currently work for INTO-Marshall in Huntington, West Virginia. This short essay is my attempt to understand what is happenining in international education today and what could happen in the future. 631 more words


Essentials for Roaming Abroad as a Foreigner Living in the United States

As I go about my daily life as a foreigner (a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident) living and working in the United States, I have come to accept the fact that there are more than enough laws and policies to limit and control my mobility on any given day.  525 more words


My own state of Maryland is the most recent to provide a free pathway for community college students.  I think this is a good thing.  I also think that allowing more Americans to  enroll in community college can help raise global and civic education knowledge.

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Looking for activities in Cork???

For many a student traveler, the prospect of researching extracurricular activities in a host city while navigating campus, looking for the best dining options, and learning the ins-and-outs of public transportation may sound daunting. 51 more words


Self-improving schools and a bittersweet goodbye

To celebrate the end of my amazing internship at the RSA, I’ve written one last blogpost which can be found here. This time I’m writing about what makes the world’s best school systems so special, from their attitude to teachers to their efforts to place all students on an even playing field. 21 more words

Writings Elsewhere

Global Connections 2.0 (or are we up to 3.0?)

Steve Volk, April 3, 2017

The higher ed press has run a number of articles recently on the ways that institutional collaborations can save money by multiplying scarce resources while providing opportunities for students and faculty not normally available on any single campus.  3,026 more words

How can I fund my overseas studies?

One of the common reasons I hear as to why a student will decline offers from very renowned Universities is related to COST. Such circumstances are unfortunate, but we have to be open to the fact the an international education can be a heavy investment thus parents and students alike are required to know how much they are bound to spend should one pursue education overseas. 454 more words