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A student maps human migrations as part of an afterschool project. (Allison Lucas/World Savvy)
The Role of Afterschool in Global Learning
Learn how afterschool can help young people prepare for life and work by gaining the highly sought global knowledge, skills and experiences demanded by the industries of tomorrow. more
Students at New York City's Henry Street School for International Studies. Photo: Eric O'Connell
Preparing Urban Youth to Succeed
An approach to urban school reform that develop student knowledge and skills needed for success in the globalized world. more
Students today should have the opportunities to learn with, not just about, their global peers. (iStockPhoto)
Global Learning: From Community Innovation to National Policy
There is an inverse relationship between the growing importance of international relations and how little most high school graduates know. This article outlines ways to correct the problem. more
In a quickly shrinking world, students must have greater international studies knowledge and foreign language skills as a core part of their education. But how is it achieved? (Corbis)
Global Interdependence and American Educational Reform
How do we prepare American students to be contributing citizens, productive workers, and competent leaders in the interconnected world of the 21st century? more
UPS is a worldwide leader in supply-chain management. A UPS truck reflecting a city it serves. Photo credit: John P Sullivan.
Meeting Workforce Needs
Mike Eskew, former chairman and CEO of UPS, outlines why international education is critical to businesses. more
Why International Studies?
Our schools must prepare students for an ever-shrinking world. more

Guo Ruijian's Elementary School Novice-Mid Chinese Class in North Carolina

Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin. more

Shwu-fen Lin's High School Intermediate-Mid Chinese Class in New Jersey

Meet Shwu-fen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a New Jersey high school, as she helps her students practice key structures through active learning in Mandarin. more

Yan Wang's Elementary Novice-Mid Chinese Class in Kentucky

Meet Yan Wang, a Chinese language teacher at a Kentucky elementary school, as she helps her students practice reading characters in Mandarin. more