The problems the world faces today—everything from climate change to the rise of authoritarianism—will not be solved by any one country or culture, says John Lucas, Ph.D., president of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), which has a presence in more than 340 colleges throughout the world. And that’s why learning about and engaging with other cultures is more critical now than ever. “Study abroad is an excellent way to prepare yourself to be an active and engaged global citizen,” Lucas tells Stephanie Kim, Ph.D., faculty director of Georgetown’s graduate program in Higher Education Administration, on this video. “It’s also a great way for students to set themselves up for an excellent career.”
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