In today’s globalized world, study abroad opportunities present students and their nations with a myriad of social, political and economic benefits. The Brazilian federal government implemented a program called Ciências sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders) in 2011 to encourage and support students in the science and technology fields to study abroad. The program aims to … [Read more...] about A-broadening Your Horizons: Brazil’s Science without Borders
Although many American universities strongly promote their study abroad programs, the number of American students who actually spend a semester or year abroad studying is very low. Only 14 percent of students who graduated in 2011 studied abroad, only 1 percent of which stayed in the foreign country for a whole year. Among all countries, the United Kingdom is the most … [Read more...] about A-broadening Your Horizons: Most Popular Destinations
The first man to ever study abroad (as far as we can know these sorts of things) was Emo of Friesland, who was from northern Holland and studied at Oxford University in 1190. Many other Europeans went on to study abroad throughout the next centuries, most likely all of which were members of the royal elites from rich countries since very few people could afford such a … [Read more...] about A-broadening Your Horizons: A Little History of Study Abroad
Dylan Moore is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California who majored in Computer Science & Business Administration. He is obsessed with mobile apps and the idea of making people’s lives better by building great products. He enjoys longboarding, live concerts, and skiing in his free … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Flexible Infrastructure
America is the world’s most powerful country in the world. Its involvement in foreign policies is not only constant but also of critical importance: America’s decision-making can make or break countries, build peace or send us on the path to a world war. Despite this unrivaled level of power, regular Americans do not seem to earn such global responsibility with their level of … [Read more...] about A-broadening Your Horizons: Where Is the UK, Again?