WKU Honors Today #7: Internships, Fellowships, Foreign Service & how to globalize the thinking of Americans without study abroad

Today is the 11th day of 2013. There are 354 days left in the year.

Highlight of the Day

Changing the World: Joining the Foreign Service (US Department of State, Jan 11, 2013, 12:35) (via Chinese Flagship at WKU Facebook Page)

Opportunities of the Day

Stat of the Day: 1.3%

Growth rate of the number of Americans studying abroad in 2011/12 (Institute of International Education annual Open Doors report 2012)

“Those numbers are not growing fast enough … We’re going to have to find other ways to internationalize the thinking of Americans if we’re not going to get them all abroad.” (Peggy Blumenthal, senior counsel at the IIE) – Yes! But how?

Word of the Day: realia

objects or activities used to relate classroom teaching to the real life, especially of people studied (What a brilliant idea!)

ORIGIN 1950s: from late Latin, neuter plural (used as a noun) of realis: relating to things

Quote of the Day

While we are postponing, life speeds up. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman statesman, 5 BCE – 65 CE)

Today in History

On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one’s health. (AP)

Today’s birthday: William James (American philosopher & psychologist, 1842-1910): “Belief creates the actual fact.” – Maybe some facts? In any case, facts never speak for themselves.

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