The film opens with a scene that still haunts me: People standing on a hill watching the wave hit and their city being destroyed, calling out to others on lower ground to “hurry” to higher ground while a black, relentless wave that sends houses floating like surfers creeps in after them.
Based on the number of graduates who achieve professional success within their field of study, many academic experts have long considered collegiate degrees in English to be impractical and irrelevant. However, English is today considered the international language of business, and those who can communicate in it well hold great value within the global job market. In addition, widespread Internet access has enabled millions of proficient English speakers worldwide to work remotely from home.
I visited the 9/11 memorial this summer. Finally. It took a long time for me to feel “ready” to see this place after such tragedy in my beloved city. Instead of writing about it in words, I will share photos of what I saw. It was a quiet place, with the exception of the rushing water into the North and South pools. I hope to share that atmosphere with you.
At what point can taking pictures while studying abroad go from being a great tool to a destructive obsession?
#ReentryProblems – This is the Twitter hashtag that our Melibee interns insisted we use to get the word out about a new re-entry tool we’re creating. Because re-entry problems exist and as educators we do our best to address them through gatherings, conferences and one on one mentoring. But we’re busy…really busy. So, Melibee Global spent the better part of the spring and summer mulling over this topic. We asked ourselves how we could support educators who had little time to creatively address re-entry.
This year I challenged the Melibee Global interns to dig deep and come up with even more innovation around International Education Week 2012. As always, they delivered! Senior Melibee intern, Danielle Sleeper compiled the team’s great tip in today’s guest post.