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Why is study abroad important for students from diverse backgrounds?

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  • mentor picture Russ Feingold
     
    Russ Feingold
    Former U.S. Senator, Wisconsin
    United States
    International education builds bridges between communities and improves understanding of...
    International education builds bridges between communities and improves understanding of cultures different from our own—something that has perhaps never been as important as it is today…
  • mentor picture Karen Parfitt Hughes
     
    Karen Parfitt Hughes
    Former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    I am especially pushing to rebuild educational exchanges so young people from abroad can...
    I am especially pushing to rebuild educational exchanges so young people from abroad can study here, and I'm starting a people-to-people exchange to reach out to Iranians and bring them to our country. I have also initiated a "citizens' dialogue" that sends Muslim Americans to talk with Muslims in Islamic countries. I stress that "Islam is a part of America."
  • mentor picture Condoleezza Rice
     
    Condoleezza Rice
    Former Secretary of State
    United States
    The transformative capability of American higher education has been very clear to me in my work as...
    The transformative capability of American higher education has been very clear to me in my work as a professor because I witnessed the life changing potential of international exchange among my American students who studied abroad and among the diverse foreign students who studied at Stanford from every region of the world who regularly enriched my classrooms in ways that only they could do.
 
 
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