Social Inclusion: A Must-Have for Global Citizenship

Social Inclusion: A Must-Have for Global Citizenship

When I was a little boy, my mom would take me to the local grocery store. While there it was nearly inevitable that we would see someone we knew given that the big city where we shopped and attend school was only about 20,000 people strong when brimming to full...
Relocation’s Not Vacation for Kids

Relocation’s Not Vacation for Kids

I’ll admit, I had it pretty easy. I grew up in the same house, from the age of two until I “officially” moved out at age 20. For many people, 18 years in the same place is a long time. That level of housing stability and familiarity is known only to a small percentage...
the POWER of emPOWERment

the POWER of emPOWERment

Due to a rigorous study abroad schedule I chose to maintain in my last years as a university professor, my last three wedding anniversaries have been spent in some really cool spots around the world. With a May 19th wedding date, Laura and I coincidentally celebrated...
Language Acquisition & Success Abroad

Language Acquisition & Success Abroad

The ability to clearly communicate on a daily basis is something most of us take for granted. Just imagine how difficult it must be to complete simple tasks, like grocery shopping or paying a phone bill, if one does not speak or understand a local language. But when...
Why is Leading Abroad SO HARD?

Why is Leading Abroad SO HARD?

So you’ve had a handful of successful runs in leadership. Not only are people responding to your leadership style, bringing exciting promotions and more responsibility. You have even read two of the latest books on leadership development and think you have a...